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HEALTH

 

The Health Impact Team forms a ready-to-go network of organizations and Valley Leadership alumni with shared interests. The Impact Team provides a space for difficult conversations, mobilization, and collaboration in order to tackle the issues and opportunities in the health sector. Work will include short- and long-term goals, heavy lifts and easy wins, and guided with advice from our Impact Council.

 
 

OUR CREATION

The Health Impact Team is composed of members of the Valley Leadership network, partner organizations and other key stakeholders who come together to identify solutions, set goals and develop action plans through a facilitated process.

OUR PROCESS

The community, Valley Leadership alumni, and partners will help decide and frame the health issues we’ll tackle through structured criteria.

OUR WORK

The ongoing work of the Health Impact Team will be geared to achieving near and long-term goals through regular touch points facilitated by a volunteer Impact Team lead and managed by Valley Leadership staff.

 

 

OUR IMPACT

 
 


The Health Impact Team To Do List

Initial work for the Health Impact Team includes:

  1. Food and nutrition: Improve food access, food security and food system networks for vulnerable populations.  

  2. Opioids: Reduce the stigma that contributes to Arizona’s Opioid Crisis 

Future work will include affordable housing, transportation, social isolation and more.

Measuring Our Progress

All Impact Teams, including the Health Impact Team, will measure progress with leading and lagging indicators and work towards big picture outcomes.

Food and Nutrition Indicators:

  • Increase in effective public policy that supports food access, food security and the development of food system networks for vulnerable populations. 

  • Increase in individuals who are accessing healthy food and who are food secure in South Phoenix.

  • Increase the scale of culturally relevant education and outreach strategies.

Opioid Indicators:

Reduction in opioid stigma as evidenced by:

  • Increase in number of workplaces with supportive culture and employment policies.

  • Increase in awareness and understanding of the opioid crisis among key target audiences (business leaders, policymakers, etc.).

Want to Get Involved?

 
 
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HEALTH IMPACT TEAM MEMBERS

 
DAWN AUGUSTA

DAWN AUGUSTA

Clint Dunaway

Clint Dunaway

Kristie Leshinskie

Kristie Leshinskie

Frieda Pollack

Frieda Pollack

Francisco avalos

Francisco avalos

tom egan

tom egan

Christy McClendon

Christy McClendon

DENISE RESNIK

DENISE RESNIK

Kathleen Bartolomei

Kathleen Bartolomei

VICTORIA gibilterra

VICTORIA gibilterra

ELIZABETH MCNAMEE

ELIZABETH MCNAMEE

Adrian Ruiz

Adrian Ruiz

TINA BRAHAM

TINA BRAHAM

sherry haskins

sherry haskins

SEBASTIAN MILLER

SEBASTIAN MILLER

KENNETH STEEL

KENNETH STEEL

RYAN CORRY

RYAN CORRY

Matt Jewett

Matt Jewett

NICOLE OLMSTEAD

NICOLE OLMSTEAD

DEBRA STEVENS

DEBRA STEVENS

DEBBIE DICARLO

DEBBIE DICARLO

MOLLY KIMBALL

MOLLY KIMBALL

DAVID PATTERSON

DAVID PATTERSON

NICHOLAS VASQUEZ

NICHOLAS VASQUEZ

 
 

Team Chair

The Health Impact Team Chair will be announced soon, stay tuned!

 
 
LESLIE BLUM
 
 
 

Strategic Partners