Janet Williams is senior program manager of systems & payer strategies in the Improving Health Outcomes group at the American Medical Association. She has more than 30 years public health program and policy development experience. At the AMA she is responsible for the AMA’s work on bridging the gap between clinical care and community resources to improve health outcomes. She manages the AMA’s prediabetes initiative with the YMCA of the USA. She also leads a team with the CDC that analyze and develop clinical tools and resources for engaging health systems, clinicians and health departments in diabetes prevention. She works with state and local medical societies to establish a prediabetes screening and referral mechanism that are integrated into existing clinical care. Before joining the AMA, Janet was director of tobacco prevention and control for the Cook County Department of Public Health and deputy executive director of public affairs for the American Lung Association of Metropolitan Chicago. She holds a master’s in media advocacy and public policy from DePaul University.