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Community Engagement and Leadership: Centering Parents and Families

Thursday, May 2, 2019

 1pm – 2pm ET / 10am – 11am PT

Parents and families play pivotal roles in advancing equitable early childhood, education, and health systems change efforts that promote child wellbeing and prevent early life adversity. Sustainable solutions emerge when driven and led by the wisdom, voices, and experiences of those who are directly impacted by health inequities. Authentic, inclusive community engagement is an ongoing, long-term process that ensures meaningful leadership and co-design roles for community stakeholders and members at every stage of the process — from visioning, assessment, and planning, to decision making, leadership, and advocacy, to implementation and monitoring. In this webinar, speakers from Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere and The Praxis Project will share their models and framework for community engagement and leadership. Speakers will lift up promising practices, reflections, and lessons learned as they engage in these strategies in partnership with communities across the country.


Featured speakers include:

  • Moderator: Ronda Alexander, Director of Operations, Vital Village Network at Boston Medical Center

  • Andrea Serano, Program Director, Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere (ROSE)

  • Xavier Morales, Executive Director, The Praxis Project

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