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Iman Shervington, Jarvis DeBerry, Lisa J. Richardson

Iman Shervington, Jarvis DeBerry, Lisa J. Richardson
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana Cohort Start Year: 2016 Population Served: Women's Health
REFRAMING RESILIENCE AND ADDRESSING TRAUMA TO IMPROVE HEALTH

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The health and well-being of New Orleans’ most vulnerable has not led recovery efforts post Hurricane Katrina, and we have only recently seen a focus on resiliency that has begun to address the impact of trauma on our communities. People who are exposed to the chronic stressors of poverty, disenfranchisement and systemic inequality, are disproportionately affected by violence and poor health. Through creative media outlets (including film, social/traditional media and journalism), we strive to put health first and address the lingering impact of unresolved trauma in New Orleans.

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Iman Shervington
Director of Media and Communications, Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies

I translate health concepts visually and viscerally. For eight years I have combined my film, photography and design skills with my public health background to help communities internalize the value of their health.

Lisa J. Richardson
Director of Research and Evaluation, Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies

I have worked in academy and nonprofit organizations on participatory action research and community-based interventions for more than 20 years. My area of expertise is urban studies and public health.

Jarvis DeBerry 
Columnist and Editorial Board Member, Cleveland.com

As an editorial writer and columnist, advocating for my city and region and state comes naturally.

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