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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
Judis Santos
Posted On July 23, 2019 2:04 am
Lifeline Program Manager Metropolitan Transportation Commission FOCUS “Innovation Brokering to Link Transportation and Health.” Bridging the nexus between transportation and health means that all people reap the community benefits of cleaner air, access to affordable and reliable transportation, and the ability to efficiently get to destinations that matter for their health—jobs, a trip to the… View Article
Bernard Ortega
Posted On July 23, 2019 1:52 am
Program Administrator Mount Sinai Health System FOCUS Bernard works in East Harlem, where the average life expectancy is 10 years less than the community next door—the Upper East Side. He believes that a person’s health should not be dictated by their zip code. At Mount Sinai Hospital, he has helped form a program with teams… View Article
Kimalon Dixon
Posted On July 23, 2019 1:46 am
Senior Project Director Cleveland Purpose Built Communities FOCUS The Buckeye and Grenville neighborhoods of Cleveland, Ohio, are located at the intersection of opportunity and challenge. Each community has its own cultural richness, history, and assets, yet both have significant health, economic, and educational disparities. My focus is to listen to the community’s voice to inform… View Article
Vaishnavi Hariprasad
Posted On July 23, 2019 1:25 am
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Manager Colorado Blueprint to End Hunger FOCUS Vaishnavi’s vision for a Culture of Health is to eliminate barriers and break down structural racism so that everyone has the opportunity to thrive, regardless of where they come from. Currently in the United States, where we live—and which neighborhood we grew up in—is… View Article
Rex Fowler
Posted On July 23, 2019 1:18 am
Chief Executive Officer Hartford Community Loan Fund FOCUS Rex lives in Hartford, Connecticut, and works in the field of community development finance. Once the country’s richest city, Hartford is now a city with rich racial and ethnic diversity, but where one-third of its residents live in poverty, despite its status as the capital of the… View Article
Hailey Easley
Posted On July 23, 2019 1:16 am
Executive Director Austin Asian Community Health Initiative FOCUS With Austin’s Asian population doubling every 12 years, it is the fastest growing demographic group in the city and the fastest growing Asian community out of the nation’s 30 largest cities. Austin’s Asian population is comprised of dozens of ethnic subgroups, each with their own language, social… View Article

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