Danya Qato
Posted On December 18, 2020 8:28 pm
Assistant Professor & Graduate Program Director University of Maryland, Baltimore FOCUS A Culture of Health begins by recognizing that health is a human right; and making quality healthcare accessible to all is considered an advocacy floor—not ceiling—to ensure all of us are able to realize our full potential by virtue of our humanity. As a… View Article
Stanley Andrisse
Posted On July 23, 2019 1:01 am
Executive Director From Prison Cells to PhD, Inc. FOCUS The U.S. incarcerates more people than any other country in the world (2.3 million people with an additional 4.7 million under supervision, with 70 percent being people-of-color). Obtaining higher education reduced the rate of returning to prison by 43 percent and was 4 to 5 times… View Article
Erica Woodland
Posted On July 22, 2019 11:22 pm
Director National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network FOCUS Despite our growing awareness of the impacts of trauma—individual, intergenerational, historical, and collective—we still live in communities that lack the conditions necessary for healing. For queer and trans people of color, mental health resources are largely inaccessible due to cost and the ways in which… View Article
Sonia Sarkar
Posted On July 22, 2019 10:58 pm
DrPH Candidate Johns Hopkins School of Public Health FOCUS By focusing on medicine instead of health, our current health care system fails to incorporate the realities of patients’ lives into their care: where they live, how they move, what they eat. Although we know these social factors have a huge impact on health outcomes, our… View Article
Brittney Drakeford
Posted On July 22, 2019 10:54 pm
Member Gethsemane United Methodist Church FOCUS Despite being one of the most affluent counties in the country, Prince George’s County, Maryland, has significant health and economic disparities. Many of these disparities can be attributed to suburban sprawl and land-use decisions over the course of nearly 50 years. To remedy these issues, I believe we need… View Article
Akilah Watkins-Butler
Posted On July 22, 2019 10:29 pm
CEO, Opportunity Institute FOCUS My focus areas is place and its impacts on social and economic opportunities, race equity and inclusionary policies, place-based antipoverty strategies, and community-driven community development and neighborhood revitalization. MORE ABOUT AKILAH I bring a deep knowledge base about the importance of place—that is, neighborhoods and how they impact social mobility for… View Article
Thomas Cudjoe
Posted On July 22, 2019 9:10 pm
Post Doctoral Fellow The Johns Hopkins University, Department of Medicine: Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology FACILITATING SOCIAL RESOURCES; MOBILIZING THE IMMOBILE FOCUS Both of my grandfathers are now deceased, but the memory that permeates my mind for each of them is our walks together. Our simple walks shape my vision of what health is… View Article

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