The inaugural class of the ARCHE Public Voices Greenhouse has recently graduated with overwhelming success. The Greenhouse is a new program that prepares our nation’s top advocates, researchers, practitioners, philanthropy and other health equity leaders to dramatically promote and amplify policy ideas, best practices, and solutions that address the social determinants of health and improve health outcomes for underserved communities. To date, participants have reported 60 media placements and public testimonies as a result of the training and mentoring received from the program. These include op-ed placements and quotes in organizational blogs, CNN, Huffington Post, Telemundo, The Hill, the Root, and the Philadelphia Daily News. Their successes, in which participants discuss ways to tackle poverty, a lack of jobs and affordable housing, discrimination, and other social factors that lead to poor health are posted on Storify and shared below.
Participants in the 2017 ARCHE Public Voices Greenhouse project included Uzma Alam, M.D., Independent Consultant; Ndidi Amutah-Onukagha, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health, Montclair State University; Darrin Anderson, PhD, State Deputy Director, New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids; Liany Elba Arroyo, Senior Director of Health Equity, The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy; Regina Davis Moss, PhD, MPH, Associate Executive Director, American Public Health Association; Christy Gamble, JD, DrPH, MPH, Director, Health Policy and Legislative Affairs, Black Women’s Health Imperative; Dawn Godbolt, PhD, Health Equity Fellow, Global Policy Solutions; Sinsi Hernández-Cancio, JD; Health Equity Director, Families USA; Lee-Sean Huang, Co-Founder/ Creative Director at Foossa; Genoveva Islas, MPH, Program Director, Cultiva La Salud; Judy Lubin, PhD, MPH, Project Director, Allies for Reaching Community Health Equity, Center for Global Policy Solutions; Kylie Patterson, MPP, Senior Policy Manager, Racial Wealth Divide Initiative; Jason Resendez, Executive Director, LatinosAgainstAlzheimer’s Network & Coalition; Krista Scott, MS, Senior Director for Child Care Health Policy, Child Care Aware of America; Carmen Scurato, JD, Director, Policy & Legal Affairs, National Hispanic Media Coalition; Dwayne Wharton, Director of External Affairs, The Food Trust; and Matan Zeimer, Associate Director of Health Policy, Baltimore, Cure Violence.