Ana P. Novais, holds a master degree in Clinical Psychology, UCLN, Belgium, and is a graduate from the Northeastern Public Health Leadership Institute, University of Albany, NY and Leadership RI. Ana has worked in Public Health for 29 years including 5 years in Africa (Cape Verde), 5 years in Portugal and for the past 19 years in the USA. Ana has worked for the RI Department of Health since 1998, first as an Education and Outreach Coordinator for the Childhood Lead poisoning Prevention and Immunization programs and as the Chief for the Office of Minority Health assuring the Department addresses the health needs of the racial and ethnic minority communities of RI. Since March 2006 as the Executive Director of Health for the Division of Community, Family Health and Equity, Ana has lead the department efforts to achieve the goal of health equity by focusing in the areas of Health Disparities and Access to Care, Chronic Care and Disease Management, Maternal and Child Health, Environmental Health, Health Promotion and Wellness. 

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