Alumni

Bettina Byrd-Giles

Bettina Byrd-Giles
Location of Academic Institution: Birmingham, Alabama Cohort Start Year: 2016 Project Topic: Health Care Access Population Served: Urban Communities
CEO
The Bethesda Life Center, Inc.
HELPING MEDICALLY UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES ACHIEVE BETTER HEALTH

FOCUS
Ensley is a community in Birmingham, AL that is a symbol of Birmingham’s rich industrial history. Like similar communities, Ensley has suffered economic decline. The Bethesda Life Center, Inc. is concerned with the health of the mind, body, and spirit of community members. The Bethesda is a catalyst for economic renewal. As co-founder of Ensley Alive, a movement dedicated to Ensley’s renaissance, I support local creatives who are improving the health of the community through creative activity, murals, gardens, and filling vacant spaces.

MORE ABOUT BETTINA
I am an interculturalist who is passionate about cultural competence, health disparities and building a culture of health in Ensley.

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