Current Leader

Jamilla Pinder

Jamilla Pinder
Location: Greensboro, North Carolina Cohort Start Year: 2020 Project Topics: Arts in Health and Healing, Behavioral and Mental Health, Built Environment/Housing/Planning, Business/Private Sector, Communications, Community/Civic Engagement, Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Economic Stability, Education, Employment, Faith/Religion, Food Systems and Nutrition, Health Care Access, Health Care Quality, Immigrants and Refugees, Maternal and Infant Health, Public Policy, Public, Population and Community Health, Racial Justice, Social Sector/Non-Profit Populations Served: Adolescents (12-20 years), Adults (21-64 years), African-American/Black, Asian/Asian American, At-Risk/Vulnerable Populations, Children (6-11 years), Children and Families, Faith-Based Groups, Hispanic/Latino/Latinx, Homeless Populations, Immigrants and Refugees, Incarcerated or Formerly Incarcerated Populations, Low-Income Communities, Military/Veterans, Older Adults (65+), Rural Communities, Southwest Asian and/or North African (SWANA), Urban Communities, Women's Health
Director Equity and Community Engagement
Cone Health Foundation

STRATEGIC INITIATIVE: A Common Good Planning Initiative
I will develop “A Common Good Planning Initiative” to address medical and food apartheid, poverty, and social and economic injustice rooted in historical redlining that remains in the eastern part of Greensboro, North Carolina (the target area). Our project planning initiative team will be trained to use human-centered design and systems thinking methods from Stanford University’s Action Lab to create a framework that addresses the issues within the community. I align with community stakeholders in the target area to build healthy, equitable, and thriving communities where the power of the people has been diminished as a result of systemic and structural racism. Project team members will include community members and representatives from community-based organizations. We will learn how to integrate equity into their work when developing community-driven solutions. The planning initiative is key to creating healthier, more equitable communities, as it removes barriers of mistrust resulting from systems that have historically created marginalized communities. I will serve as the conduit between stakeholders and residents to empower them to take responsibility for changing their neighborhoods and communities.

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