National Symposium: Community Agency & Health

May 2017

A two-day symposium in Oakland, CA, that explored the link between the health sector and local communities, including the importance of community agency

Delivered through my former nonprofit, Bridging Health & Community, Inc, and in collaboration with Community Science, the Insight Center for Community Economic Development and MIT Community Innovators Lab, this symposium sought to showcase work illustrating how the health sector might need to change to respond to communities. Its major sponsors were The California Endowment, Kaiser Permanente and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and its editorial partners included Active Living By Design and ISAIAH. See below for more.

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Symposium Program: Community Agency & Health

May 2017

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