Julie Linton
Posted On July 22, 2019 10:19 pm
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics University of South Carolina School of Medicine – Greenville FOCUS As a pediatrician, child advocate, and educator, I have dedicated my career to clinical care, education, advocacy, community engagement, and scholarship to promote health equity for all children and families, with a particular focus on children in immigrant families. I… View Article
Shannon McGuire
Posted On July 22, 2019 10:17 pm
Chief Empowerment Officer Spark Strategic Solutions, LLC FOCUS Idahoans face significant health challenges in food security, access to care, obesity, and mental health. The increase in rural Idaho’s social challenges has been rapid, often outpacing the proposed solutions from organizations and even entire sectors. This gap has created health inequities that require a comprehensive, cross-sector… View Article
Isaiah Pickens
Posted On July 22, 2019 10:15 pm
Assistant Director, Service Systems Program University of California, Los Angeles FOCUS Our life stories are written by the experiences that shape us and the people we care most about. When traumatic experiences shape these stories, it can become difficult to manage stress and build healthy relationships—particularly for children and teens. Trauma-informed practices, coupled with culturally… View Article
Christina Cody
Posted On July 22, 2019 10:12 pm
Co-Chair, Eat Smart, Move More KNOW(2)  FOCUS My rural southeastern community of Cherokee County, South Carolina, faces chronic disease and childhood obesity trends that continue to plague our families, dangerously diminishing the quality of life for ethnically, socioeconomically, and geographically distributed groups. Our youth can be powerful forces in identifying community needs and in being… 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
Eugene Cooke
Posted On July 18, 2019 4:59 pm
Agroecologist Grow Where You Are FOCUS As urban farmers in Atlanta, we see the main barrier to food sovereignty in urban areas as a land justice issue. Real estate speculation diminishes the value of urban farming by ignoring its qualitative impacts, such as public safety, ecological restoration, and civic engagement. Therefore, we envision part of… View Article

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