Raji Ganesan
Posted On March 5, 2020 10:20 pm
Community Educator/Artist/Facilitator Youth Empowerment Project FOCUS Classrooms serving marginalized youth in Phoenix, Ariz., should center safety, healing, justice, critical thinking, and community wisdom. By design, in Phoenix and all over the U.S., classrooms serving predominantly Black, Indigenous, Immigrant, and Refugee youth are sites of hostility and criminalization. As levels of trauma experienced by young people… View Article
Andy Allen
Posted On July 25, 2019 10:08 pm
Outreach Officer inHealth Strategies IMPROVING OUTCOMES THROUGH INNOVATIONS IN POPULATION HEALTH MANAGEMENT FOCUS I’m the lead consultant for community and population health for inHealth Strategies out of Baton Rouge, LA. We collaborate on innovative solutions to help communities and providers nationwide radically change the health outcomes for the populations they serve. Through leveraging community resources,… View Article
Iman Shervington, Jarvis DeBerry, Lisa J. Richardson
Posted On July 25, 2019 10:05 pm
REFRAMING RESILIENCE AND ADDRESSING TRAUMA TO IMPROVE HEALTH FOCUS 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… View Article
Florentina Staigers
Posted On July 22, 2019 11:15 pm
Policy Specialist Equity in All Places (Urban League of Louisiana) FOCUS New Orleans has a murder rate almost 10 times the national average. But a conversation about violence must include structural violence. I am working with a small organization, Equity in All Places, to help communities and individuals heal from institutional violence on the community… View Article
Julie Fitch
Posted On July 22, 2019 11:02 pm
Testing and Capacity-Building Supervisor, STD/HIV Program Louisiana Office of Public Health FOCUS Louisiana has some of the highest HIV and sexually transmitted disease (STD) rates in the nation, and communities of color and LGBTQ communities are the most heavily impacted by these and other health concerns. I hope to help reduce these disparities in New… View Article
Troi Bechet
Posted On July 22, 2019 9:01 pm
Founder and CEO Center for Restorative Approaches REDEFINING JUSTICE THROUGH RESTORATIVE APPROACHES FOCUS The likelihood of suspended students dropping out of school and one-day facing incarceration is so strong that many refer to this trajectory as the school-to-prison pipeline. Owing in part to that trajectory, Louisiana has the highest per-capita incarceration rate in the world…. View Article

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