Through Mandela MarketPlace, Dana developed and promoted new models for investment, growth, and shared wealth that sustained and elevated community power, opportunity, and health. Using food as an entry point, she drove investment into neighborhoods to create thriving communities that are shaped by the people who live there, thus increasing access to local, healthy food, supporting small business owners, and assisting communities in leveraging their assets to sustain and elevate community power, opportunity, and health.
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Dana shaped alternative, community-driven food access and economic development programs to shift dynamics of race, poverty, and food insecurity. Programs and frameworks that design and implement equity-based models to improve access to healthy and affordable food and address economic disparities, especially in communities of color and historically marginalized communities, are a critical piece of building a national Culture of Health.