JamieLou Delavan
State Minority Health Coordinator, Division of Public Health 
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

JamieLou Delavan is the State Minority Health Coordinator at the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. In this position, she serves as the cultural liaison and cultural competency guide in the Division of Public Health. She also closely collaborates with six tribes in her role as the public health tribal liaison.

Ms. Delavan provides leadership to Project Filter, the statewide Tobacco Prevention and Control Program in Idaho, in the development and expansion of relationships with populations that are disproportionately affected by commercial tobacco use. In this capacity, she provides guidance on program development, including social norms, policy changes, and the increased use of smoking cessation services.

Ms. Delavan is an active community volunteer and has served on the boards of several community and social justice organizations. She initiated a project in 2009 with the International Rescue Committee and the Idaho Women’s Network. In this role, she co-authored a refugee rights and responsibilities program that covered American culture, law, education, health care, and social services. She is continuing to closely collaborate with refugees and refugee-serving organizations in Idaho on both personal and professional levels.