We must all do our part to be anti-racist
HealthConnect Fellow Daniel Hoffman-Zinnel reflects on his own experiences and lessons learned in an article published on Business Publications' Greater website.
In the article, he states:
"Mr. Rogers and Justice Cady have taught me so much and inspire me to be a better person. As the leader of Proteus, I am committed to listening, putting in the labor to continue educating myself, and using my privilege and power for good. I look forward to doing this at Proteus and across our broader community. White leaders must balance doing the work without looking for praise or recognition while making it known to others where we stand."
For all children in Central Iowa to have equal opportunity for good health, greater attention and resources must be directed to addressing the fundamental causes of poor health for children and youth. These fundamental causes, or social determinants, of health are often largely impacted by public and private, organization, local, state and federal policies and practices.
The Mid-Iowa Health Foundation HealthConnect Fellowship strives to engage and build the capacity of key professionals working to improve social determinants of children's health, and help them grow as public policy change agents to improve children's health in central Iowa.
This HealthConnect Fellowship Blog is intended to share learnings from the Fellows and other national experts with our broader community of children's health advocates.