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Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative: Fostering Community-Driven Change During COVID-19 and Beyond

09.14.2020 | Health Leads

We recently spoke with Melissa Jones, Executive Director of the Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative (BARHII), to learn how her community has mobilized to meet the challenges of our new reality head on. We talked through what it means to build effective collaboration structures, push forward policy changes, and address the inequities that have been made more apparent than ever.

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Q&A with Dr. Janice Underwood, Virginia’s first cabinet-level Chief Diversity Officer

08.10.2020 | Health Leads

Since September 2019, Dr. Janice Underwood has served as Virginia’s first cabinet-level Chief Diversity Officer, and she currently leads the Health Equity Task Force. We sat down with Dr. Underwood to discuss the transformative work the Northam administration and her team specifically are doing to fight racial injustice, advance equity across many dimensions of diversity, and build equitable systems in response to racial injustice and the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Power of Effective Community Partnerships: Spotlight on Cincinnati’s All Children Thrive Learning Network

07.14.2020 | Health Leads

We recently had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Andrew Beck about the All Children Thrive (ACT) Learning Network supported by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Uniquely positioned to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, ACT is an example of a network that is prioritizing community-wide aims, empowering caregivers, and setting measurable goals to effectively tackle challenging problems that can’t be solved by health systems alone.

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