Fatimah Loren Muhammad

Fatimah Loren Muhammad
Location: Jersey City, New Jersey Cohort Start Year: 2018 Project Topics: Addiction and Substance Abuse, Behavioral and Mental Health, Leadership Development, Public Policy, Public, Population and Community Health, Violence and Trauma Populations Served: Adolescents (12-20 years), African-American/Black, At-Risk/Vulnerable Populations, Children and Families, Hispanic/Latino/Latinx, Homeless Populations, Immigrants and Refugees, Incarcerated or Formerly Incarcerated Populations, LGBTQ+ Communities, Low-Income Communities, People with Addictions, Victims of Crime
Executive Director
Health Alliance for Violence Intervention

Fatimah leads the Health Alliance for Violence Intervention (HAVI) as its first Executive Director. Through innovative community/hospital partnerships, HAVI has expanded health-based, trauma-informed care by cultivating a powerful national alliance of ER doctors, trauma surgeons, researchers, front line interventionalists, and communities impacted by violence. Fatimah’s vision for social change has been shaped by a rich heritage of resilience in the wake of harm: from her father ‘s incarceration to her family’s experiences with homelessness. She believes that it is the expansion of healing support and relationships, the elevation of community voice, and the mobilization of community power that catalyzes those impacted to be authors of their own transformation. Fatimah is fighting for a system that centers racial equity, preventative public health strategies, and trauma-informed support to break intergenerational cycles of harm.

Fatimah creates healing partnerships for social transformation. As a psychotherapist and a candidate for a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Yale, she believes a Culture of Health requires building equitable, trauma-informed health systems that are economically sustainable. At 27, she made her first bid for a state elected office and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Pennsylvania.

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