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Landon (LJ) Woolston
Posted On July 23, 2019 2:33 am
Founder and Executive Director Diana’s PLACE FOCUS Although LGBTQ youth represent just 10 percent of the general population, it is estimated that they make up 20 to 40 percent of all youth experiencing homelessness. Unaccompanied LGBTQ youth have a higher likelihood of engaging in commercial or survival sex work, and face disproportionate levels of risk… View Article
Emily Weinstein
Posted On July 23, 2019 2:32 am
Founder & Principal Emily Weinstein Consulting FOCUS The built environment has the power to transform lives. My work is focused at the intersection of people and places, leveraging real estate development for good. I work with real estate developers to maximize their social impact by creating healthy, inclusive places where people can thrive and children… View Article
Rodney Washington
Posted On July 23, 2019 2:24 am
Associate Professor Foundation for the Mid South FOCUS Rodney Washington is an Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education whose work focuses primarily on using data-driven, trauma-informed interventions to improve health outcomes for young children and families living in high poverty communities of Mississippi. MORE ABOUT RODNEY Rodney is a Mississippi native with a full commitment… View Article
Kandace Vallejo
Posted On July 23, 2019 2:13 am
Founder and Executive Director Youth Rise Texas FOCUS Being a teenager is hard for everyone, but when a teenage child unexpectedly loses a parent, it changes their life forever. This loss becomes even more difficult when shrouded in the shame, silence, and economic hardship that too often accompany the sudden loss of a parent to… View Article
Marla Torrado
Posted On July 23, 2019 2:12 am
Planning Director Community Powered Workshop FOCUS Marla believes in the power of communities and their place-based projects to generate lasting, meaningful impact. As a Puerto Rican woman living in the U.S., creating opportunities that result in more equitable and just cities is her passion. Working on affordable housing issues in Austin, Texas, she understands firsthand… View Article
Lynn Todman
Posted On July 23, 2019 2:10 am
Executive Director Population Health FOCUS Health is a non-negotiable human right. Yet, in Berrien County, Michigan, a stark racial divide exists between those who have good health and those who do not. More than 75 percent of African-Americans, who comprise 15 percent of the population, live in census tracts where the death rate is up… View Article
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
Denise Octavia Smith
Posted On July 23, 2019 2:06 am
Research Associate and Projects Manager Health Disparities Institute FOCUS Denise Octavia Smith leads the development and implementation of the UConn Health Disparities Institute health and public policy research agenda and the Equal Coverage to Care statewide coalition. She has a specific focus on community-engaged research and health system transformation through the integration of community and… 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
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