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Danielle Hairston
Posted On December 18, 2020 8:09 pm
Physician, Psychiatry Howard University FOCUS Danielle Hairston’s area of focus is understanding the impact of systemic issues on mental health, especially in Black communities. Her work seeks to highlight the connection between racism, bias, and psychiatry. She envisions a culture that values equity of mental health care and treatment for marginalized populations. She plans to… View Article
Brandon Batiste
Posted On December 18, 2020 8:08 pm
Network Strategy Lead Cityblock Health FOCUS Brandon Batiste’s vision for a Culture of Health is an inclusive, patient-centered, and community-focused integrated system of care that is built on evidence-based practice, wellness, and recovery. He aims to build economic and health care delivery systems that create access to behavioral health, substance abuse, and associated therapies for… View Article
Bobby Boone
Posted On November 20, 2020 1:00 am
Founder + Chief Strategist &Access FOCUS Bobby celebrates the diversity of people and places, recognizing that culture and a framework for increased healthful behaviors already exist in each neighborhood across the world. He seeks to perpetuate this diversity by enhancing the capacity of minority-owned retailers and restaurants (collectively defined as retail), especially in underserved, low-income… View Article
Joelle Robinson, Xavier Brown, Jennifer Bryant
Posted On July 25, 2019 9:30 pm
URBAN FARMING, COOPERATIVE ECONOMICS, COMMUNITY OWNERSHIP, AFROECOLOGY, HEALING, GROWING, AND BUILDING FOCUS We are working in Washington, D.C., on using Agriculture as a tool to build alternative economics models and healthier and more sustainable communities on a mental, physical and spiritual level. [Pictured from Left to Right] Joelle Robinson Principal Consultant, Rodia LLC I hope… View Article
Jonathan Lykes
Posted On July 22, 2019 10:40 pm
Policy Analyst and National Youth Organizer Center for the Study of Social Policy FOCUS My interdisciplinary approach to art, activism, and anti-oppression work merges policy change, artistic expression, and activism. Combining these forms of social transformation—and harnessing their synergy—I work to create awareness, promote personal healing, surmount institutional barriers, and generate systemic change. I am… View Article
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