Sally Jackson, System Director of Government and Community Relations, has been part of the leadership team at Lee Memorial Health System since October 2005.
She is responsible for Government and Community Relations, as well as various special projects. As the in-house lobbyist, she works closely with elected officials and their staff at the local, state and federal levels on policy and funding issues that effect healthcare delivery and cost for Lee County residents. She collaborates with other community organizations to develop working solutions to address local health-related needs.
In 2007, Sally helped launch the Community Health Visioning 2017 Project, now known as Healthy Lee, to improve health in Lee County over the next ten years. She supports the Healthy Lee Steering Committee of 60 community leaders and guides research and outreach efforts to collaborate for community health. Many of the projects have received top tier recognition including the NOVA Award from American Hospital Association, the Gage Award from America’s Essential Hospitals, the Community Benefit Award from Florida Hospital Association, and the first Unite Award from our local United Way and Southwest Florida Community Foundation.
After the first 8 years, results in Lee County include a 29% reduction in deaths from both heart disease and from stroke, 15% reduction in adult obesity, 34% reduction in childhood obesity, 22% increase in those who meet physical activity recommendations. Sally encourages us to accept the Healthy Lee challenge to Choose. Commit. Change.
Prior to joining LMHS, Sally’s career in Illinois and Ohio included leadership roles in state government, chambers of commerce, higher education, and publicly traded corporations. Sally Jackson and her husband Mike have been residents of Cape Coral since 2003.