Jamilla Pinder
Posted On December 18, 2020 10:28 pm
Assistant Director, Healthy Communities Cone Health
Camryn Smith
Posted On July 23, 2019 2:09 am
Executive Director Communities In Partnership FOCUS Camryn’s goal in her community in Durham, North Carolina is to bring more concrete, community rooted and led strategies and outcomes that are centered around how chronic illness and health are linked inextricably to inequality, lack of resources, and stress, all of which are rooted in historical and institutional… View Article
William P. Jackson
Posted On July 23, 2019 1:39 am
Chief Dreamer Village of Wisdom FOCUS William imagines a day when parents of black children don’t have to prepare them for the emotional and mental harm that is associated with experiencing racial discrimination. In fact, William imagines a day where the schools black children attend feed and grow their mental and emotional health by affirming… View Article
DeWayne Barton
Posted On July 22, 2019 10:48 pm
Community Engagement Coordinator Buncombe County Health and Human Services FOCUS Hood Huggers International, LLC, offers sustainable strategies for building support pillars for resilient historically African-American neighborhoods, providing a framework for community capacity building while helping to create spaces that absorb trauma and increasing the effectiveness of existing service programs. These strategies incorporate the arts, social… View Article
Emily Jackson
Posted On July 22, 2019 10:25 pm
Program Director Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project FOCUS I have lived my whole life in western North Carolina, in the mountains of Appalachia, and I cherish my home and community. It is the land of old-time music, a rich agricultural heritage, burley tobacco, and moonshine. It’s a place of extremes—extreme beauty but extreme isolation, richness in… View Article

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