Understanding and Facilitating Rural Health Transformation

Karla Weng

Technical Assistance Lead


Karla Weng Karla Weng, MPH, CPHQ is a Senior Program Manager for Stratis Health, providing expertise to a variety of initiatives focused on rural providers and communities. For more than 20 years, Karla has worked on a wide variety of efforts helping rural hospitals and providers improve quality, patient safety, and population health such as development of palliative care services, implementation of quality management methods, preventing readmissions, and clinical quality efforts on topics such heart failure and diabetes. Karla has been leading the technical assistance efforts for the Rural Health Value team since 2012 and has been the project director for the FORHP funded Rural Quality Improvement Technical Assistance program since its inception in 2015.

Karla is a past-president of the Minnesota Rural Health Association, was a 2008 National Rural Health Association Fellow, and previously served as adjunct faculty for the University of Minnesota - Crookston in Health Policy. Karla has a master’s degree in public health administration from the University of Minnesota, an undergraduate degree in community health education from Minnesota State University – Moorhead, and is a certified professional in health care quality.