Dr. Molly Parker – January 2023

Eradicating the Childcare Desert in Jefferson County

January 20, 2023 Program AAUW Port Townsend
For our first program of 2023 we welcome Dr. Molly Parker, Chief Medical Officer of Population Health at Jefferson Healthcare as our guest speaker. Dr. Parker will provide us with an update on child care in Jefferson County from a population health perspective, along with information about some of the work being done to fill the need.

Dr. Parker divides her work week between her role as a family physician and as Chief Medical Officer of Population Health at Jefferson Healthcare (JH) in Port Townsend. She grew up in rural Wisconsin and re-located to the Pacific Northwest in 1993 where she obtained a Master of Public Health degree in Maternal and Child Health and her medical degree, both at the University of Washington. She completed her family medicine residency and obstetrics fellowship at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle and then practiced in New Zealand and Bellingham before settling in Port Townsend in 2010. Molly lives with her husband and two incredible daughters, ages 14 and 17 who attend Port Townsend schools.

To Learn about the JH Population Health department, click here…

For specific documents regarding child care:

The Caring For Our Future Report, June 2021 [Summary of needs assessment, feasibility study, site assessment, concept development].

Jefferson County Early Learning and Family Support Center overview