Portrait of Andrea Walsh

Andrea Walsh

President/CEO, HealthPartners

Description

Research shows that about 80 percent of what makes people live healthy lives doesn’t happen in a doctor’s office, but rather comes from lifestyle choices, healthy environments, and education. To address these social determinants of health, Andrea Walsh is leading multiple community-wide efforts around specific health topics, like the Make It OK campaign seeking to decrease the stigma of mental illnesses, and the Little Moments Count campaign to raise awareness of the importance of early brain development by talking, singing, reading, and playing with babies and toddlers.

After the death of George Floyd, Walsh led a series of sessions for HealthPartners employees designed to address racism.