Robert Torres
Posted On July 22, 2019 10:27 pm
Director of Community Benefits Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center FOCUS I focus on building affordable housing in Boston and creating prosperous communities. Boston is the third most expensive city in the United States, right behind New York and San Francisco. Lower-income residents in Boston often bear extremely high rent burdens, sometimes paying more than 75… View Article
Delores James
Posted On July 22, 2019 10:23 pm
Associate Professor Department of Health Education and Behavior, University of Florida, Gainesville FOCUS African-Americans have one of the highest rates of smartphone ownership in the country. They also experience high levels of health disparities for many chronic and acute diseases and conditions. Thus, a unique opportunity exists to use mobile devices and social media to… View Article
Jeremy Moore
Posted On July 22, 2019 10:06 pm
Director, Community Health Programs–Innovations Spectrum Health FOCUS The vast majority of a person’s health is determined by everything but whether that person walks into a doctor’s office. Wealth, housing, and social capital have an extraordinary impact on people’s health and whether they can withstand a health issue. As Director of Community Health Programs–Innovations at Spectrum… View Article
Naya Jones
Posted On July 22, 2019 10:04 pm
Managing Director Get Rooted Consulting, LLC FOCUS Throughout American cities, Black, indigenous, and people of color communities {BIPOC} and BIPOC-led organizations navigate the intertwined challenges of food injustice, displacement, and wellbeing. As a geographer and healing arts practitioner, I help organizations and cultural workers put healing arts into everyday practice as they reimagine food and… View Article
Leticia Reyes-Nash
Posted On July 22, 2019 9:59 pm
Director of Programmatic Services and Innovation Cook County Health and Hospitals System FOCUS I am Director of Programmatic Services and Innovation in the Cook County Health and Hospitals System, serving both Chicago and the suburban Cook County region. My job is to work across the integrated delivery system to expand programs and services through innovative… View Article
Ashley Lewis
Posted On July 22, 2019 9:56 pm
Community Health Worker Esperanza Community Housing Corporation FOCUS Asthma impacts 6 percent of adults and 9 percent of children in Los Angeles County, and Black children and adults face a disproportionate share of the asthma burden in South Los Angeles. As a community health worker, I am able to see firsthand how asthma adversely impacts… View Article
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