This is the third installment of TFAH’s 4-part Web Forum series: Taking Action to Promote Health Equity—Using the Lessons from Cutting-Edge Practices to Improve Health and Well Being.
Ensuring lasting community health and equity calls for innovation, collaboration, and a multifaceted approach that addresses underlying determinants of health, including discrimination and poverty. By adopting strategies that include criminal justice reform, local purchasing, job training, community investment, and other endeavors, W.K. Kellogg-funded organizations are contributing to efforts that create equitable opportunity and better meet broader community needs, priorities, and challenges. Please join us for an engaging Dialogue4Health discussion during which leaders and partners describe why they have taken this approach and how it benefits not just their organizations, but the surrounding areas they serve, and ultimately improves health equity.
This event is recommended for anyone working in public health, advocacy, community-based systems, education, faith-based organizations, hospitals/health systems, insurers, local and state health officials, and housing.
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Battle Creek, MI
Caroline T. Brunton is a program officer for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in Battle Creek, Michigan.
As part of the Food, Health & Well-Being team, she provides leadership and oversight for on-the-ground execution of programming efforts by evaluating grant proposals, conducting background research, preparation of funding documents, grant portfolio monitoring,…
Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health (MATCH) Group Director
University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute
Paula’s areas of research and practice focus on topics of health equity and health equity capacity building, collective community action, power building, and health in all policies. She brings a rich background of deep community engagement and applied research, including her previous work in the following capacities: Assistant Director at…
Mississippi Roadmap to Health Equity, Inc.
Beneta D. Burt was recently appointed President & CEO of the Mississippi Urban League. Prior to that, she served eleven years as Executive Director for the Mississippi Roadmap to Health Equity, Inc., which provides knowledge, tools, and technical support to individuals and communities to help them form partnerships with institutions,…
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Trust for America’s Health
J. Nadine Gracia, MD, MSCE Dr. J. Nadine Gracia is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at TFAH, where she works in partnership with the president and CEO to develop and implement strategic policy priorities, and manages TFAH’s core business functions and internal operations. She has extensive leadership and…