Office of Health Equity
Empowered. Independent. Free. Lauren’s vision for Virginia is one in which people feel empowered to live a long life, love without a limit, and relish in the freedom to just be. Compassion, justice, and a reverence for humanity are central to her work. In Virginia, the opportunity to achieve health varies by place. In Lauren’s work as the Director of Health Equity for the Commonwealth of Virginia, she focuses on the need to build racial equity, recognize intersections of identity in communities, and address the social causes of disease to create a Virginia where all have the opportunity to be healthy, well, and free.
MORE ABOUT LAUREN
Lauren is passionate and unapologetic about her commitment to justice and her love for people. Though formally educated on health equity and population health, it is her life experience as a black woman born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, that fuels her mission to create a culture of health.