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Latrice Rollins
Posted On July 23, 2019 2:02 am
Assistant Director of Evaluation & Institutional Assessment Morehouse School of Medicine FOCUS African American fathers are among the most overlooked and underserved individuals in need of services. A disproportionate number of African American men across the country experience the highest health disparities, from heart health to happiness. While literature exists on positive child, maternal, and… View Article
Catoya Roberts
Posted On July 23, 2019 1:59 am
National Network Coordinator Advancement Project FOCUS Catoya Roberts’s focus area is racial equity and women. She believes that women, particularly women of color, are central to healthy and strong families and communities. Women are infrequently regarded as leaders who can drive social, political, and economic change fundamental to promoting health and health equity. Healthy communities… View Article
Gary Damon Ringer
Posted On July 23, 2019 1:57 am
Firefighter Detroit Fire Department FOCUS Before his employment as a firefighter, Gary Ringer worked as a rough framer carpenter, building houses throughout suburban areas in Metro Detroit. The ability to compare vibrant versus volatile communities spurred the desire to become a catalyst for change in the city and community where he lives, works, and plays…. View Article
Lauren R. Powell
Posted On July 23, 2019 1:56 am
Director Office of Health Equity FOCUS Empowered. Independent. Free. Lauren’s vision for Virginia is one in which people feel empowered to live a long life, love without a limit, and relish in the freedom to just be. Compassion, justice, and a reverence for humanity are central to her work. In Virginia, the opportunity to achieve… View Article
Courtney Pladsen
Posted On July 23, 2019 1:54 am
Nurse Practitioner/Medical Respite Program Director Greater Portland Health/Maine Medical Center FOCUS Housing is health care. People who are experiencing homelessness have difficulty recovering from acute illness and face many barriers to receiving medical care. In Portland, Maine, I am leading the development of a medical respite program that will provide safe living conditions for homeless… 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
Ryan Oelrich
Posted On July 23, 2019 1:50 am
Executive Director Priority Spokane FOCUS There are over 500 nonprofits operating in Ryan Oelrich’s home town of Spokane, Washington, and approximately 30,000 across Washington state. There is no formal system for connecting or aligning the efforts of nonprofit organizations doing similar work. As a result, scarce resources and valuable time are too often wasted as… View Article
Fatimah Loren Muhammad
Posted On July 23, 2019 1:48 am
Executive Director Health Alliance for Violence Intervention FOCUS Fatimah leads the Health Alliance for Violence Intervention (HAVI) as its first Executive Director. Through innovative community/hospital partnerships, HAVI has expanded health-based, trauma-informed care by cultivating a powerful national alliance of ER doctors, trauma surgeons, researchers, front line interventionalists, and communities impacted by violence. Fatimah’s vision for… 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
Tammy Lee
Posted On July 23, 2019 1:44 am
Community Epidemiologist Alameda County Public Health Department FOCUS Alameda County aspires to be a place where everyone–regardless of where you live, how much money you have, or the color of your skin–can lead a healthy, fulfilling, and productive life. But the county is not there yet. It must tackle large and persistent health inequities based… View Article
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