"Stories from the Field: Partnerships for Achieving Health Equity" will feature panelists from three multi-sector partnerships in Michigan, Arizona and California, working to address social determinants of health and improve equity in their communities. Ella Greene-Moton from the Michigan Health Equity Team will discuss her team’s efforts to address changing the narrative around what constitutes health among black and brown communities in Flint, Detroit, and Michigan. From Arizona’s Healthy Pima Team, Annemarie Medina will discuss her team’s efforts to implement a tested, culturally appropriate curriculum that focuses on chronic disease prevention for Spanish speaking families, including both immigrant and non-immigrant populations. Miguel Vasquez from the Eastern Coachella Valley Team in California will discuss his team’s focus on researching community interconnectedness as an opportunity to boost long-term understanding and implementation of health land use and transportation planning policies. All three panelists are alumni of the Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health (LAPH), a program of PHI’s Center for Health Leadership & Impact. This session is sponsored by our leadership academy alumni network, the Leadership Learning Network (LLN), in partnership with Dialogue4Health (D4H).

For anyone wishing to learn more about the NLAPH program and application, please visit our website or register for the August 4 NLAPH 2023 Application Informational Webinar. If you are interested in applying to NLAPH, please submit our interest form for updates and announcements about the application process.

Stories from the Field: Partnerships for Achieving Health Equity Presentation Slides


Miguel Vazquez

Health Equity Urban and Regional Planner

Riverside University Health System-Public Health (RUHS-PH)

Over the past two decades, Mr. Vazquez has provided professional planning and community development services to the private, public, and military sectors. His role at RUHS-PH is to strengthen the integration of planning and health through collaboration with non-traditional partners. The American Planning Association (APA) and affiliates have recognized his…

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Annemarie Medina, MBA

Director, Corporate & Community Relations

University of Arizona Health Sciences

Ms. Medina has spent the last 20 years working in community engagement, from the Mayor's office to corporate and community relations for the YMCA and the University of Arizona. In addition, since 2004 she has served in the role of co-chair for Activate Tucson, a community collaborative focused on improving…

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Ella Greene-Moton

Administrator, Community Based Organization Partners, Community Ethics Review Board; Executive Consultant & Co-Chair

Flint/Genesee Partnership, Health in Our Hands Project

Ms. Greene-Moton has an extensive background in Public Health Advocacy, Public Health Policy, Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR), and programming, spanning over the past forty plus (40+) years in the City of Flint and surrounding areas. In addition, specific efforts in public health ethics have focused on providing an awareness at…

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Carmen Rita Nevarez, MD, MPH

Sr. Vice President Emeritus, External Relations and Preventive Medicine

Public Health Institute

Oakland, CA

  • Director, Center for Health Leadership and Practice, Public Health Institute, Oakland, CA

Carmen Nevarez, MD, MPH, is PHI's Senior Vice President for External Relations and Preventive Medicine Advisor and the Director of the Center for Health Leadership and Practice. A long-standing voice for the public's health, Nevarez is responsible for developing relationships with health and public health organizations and interests, advocating for…

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