Current Leader

Daniel Mediate

Daniel Mediate
Location: Boise, Idaho Cohort Start Year: 2020 Project Topics: Behavioral and Mental Health, Built Environment/Housing/Planning, Communications, Community/Civic Engagement, Immigrants and Refugees, Public, Population and Community Health, Social Sector/Non-Profit Populations Served: Adults (21-64 years), At-Risk/Vulnerable Populations, Homeless Populations, Immigrants and Refugees, Low-Income Communities, Rural Communities, Urban Communities
Content/Communications Manager
St. Luke’s Health System

Building partnerships to address the most significant health issues in his community is Daniel’s passion. Working in community engagement for St. Luke’s Health System in Boise, Idaho, Daniel believes in a world where everyone is valued, included, supported, respected and celebrated — a world where people have access to everything they need to be healthy and connected.

His vision for a culture of health has been rooted in his work addressing the social determinants of health. Daniel’s work has included standing alongside refugees in resettlement initiatives, collaborating on multi-sector partnerships to tackle chronic homelessness, raising awareness about intimate partner violence and advocating for suicide prevention and mental health.

Daniel helps manage a grantmaking process that awards funds to nonprofit organizations that collaboratively address the most significant community health needs across Idaho’s Treasure Valley. These ‘Community Health Improvement Fund’ grants have increased access to mental health care for teenagers, provided support to house families experiencing homelessness, and distributed healthy food to children in need. Daniel’s work has also led him to volunteer with a youth homeless shelter, multiple nonprofits championing civil discourse, and an Idaho-based organization that helps refugees find gainful employment. Daniel is thrilled to be part of the Culture of Health Leaders and looks forward to connecting with people from across the nation who are building healthier, more equitable communities.

Originally from Wyoming, Daniel enjoys people-focused collaboration and storytelling. From working to improve access to affordable higher education to fundraising with the goal to end youth homelessness, Daniel has participated in a wide range of community health and engagement efforts. His work includes supporting the launch of the ‘community school’ resource model in Idaho’s Treasure Valley and working toward enhancing the built environment to create places and spaces conducive to healthy living. Daniel holds close the values of kindness, civility, inclusion and collaboration.

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