Veronica Halloway, BA, MA
Acting Chief, Center for Minority Health Services
Illinois Department of Public Health

Veronica Halloway serves as Acting Chief of the Center for Minority Health Services at the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). She began her public health career as the IDPH Bioterrorism Instructional Designer. In this role, she collaborated with content experts in various offices to develop online training modules for first responders, community partners, and IDPH employees.

Ms. Halloway’s current position includes the administration of various grant programs that target minorities and underserved communities in Illinois. She has developed programs and engagement strategies that address the needs of communities of color, including policy reports, technical fact sheets, briefing papers, and culturally and linguistically appropriate training materials.

Ms. Halloway’s primary interests are in the areas of health disparities and emergency preparedness. Her strength is in using new technologies and innovative ideas to engage and educate others in health disparities and social determinants. She has earned both local and national recognition as well as numerous awards. The web-based and mobile technology tool she developed for HIV outreach and education is listed on the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Innovations Exchange website. She also served on the White House Taskforce on eHealth Equity and occasionally contributes to the eHealth Equity News blog. As a member of the IDPH Accreditation Committee, she chaired “Domain 7: Promote Strategies to Improve Access to Healthcare Services” during the accreditation process.

Ms. Halloway is a 2007 fellow of the Mid-America Regional Public Health Leadership Institute. She holds a BA in visual arts, an MA in communications from the University of Illinois at Springfield, and a post-graduate certificate in online instructional design from Capella University.