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From the Field: Health Care Law’s Positive Impact on Women

Making Change Happen in Florida  Leah Barber-Heinz is the CEO of Florida CHAINLost in all of the political wrangling over the Affordable Care Act is the fact that Florida’s women, an astounding 1.4 million of whom are uninsured, will see a huge positive impact thanks to these reforms.

Voices from the Field: Callie Womble, Intern Extraordinaire

Hello Blog World! My name is Callie Womble and I'm a Masters of Public Health student in the Health Behavior Department at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health. My graduate program focuses on the social and behavioral sciences as a means of understanding and improving

Connecting in Mississippi

Last week I had the opportunity to travel to Gulfport, Mississippi to partner with EWSE Leadership Team member Juanita Graham and her colleagues on promoting the life course approach to reducing infant mortality.The focus of my trip was a presentation to the District 9 FIMR Teams (fetal, infant mortality

What Southern Women Need to Know about the ACA

Cecilia Sáenz Becerra is the field organizer with Raising Women’s Voices. She works with RWV’s state partners throughout the South and resides in Atlanta, GA.What about health care reform is exciting for you? As October 1 draws arrives, I am excited that thousands of people across the nation who previously did

“This is such an exciting time in your life!”

I’ve heard this phrase many times when describing my current situation.  I’ve just graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with my Masters degrees in Social Work and Maternal and Child Health.  I’m finishing up my internship at the UNC Center for Maternal and Infant Health, and am in the process

Korana Durham leading change in Kentucky

What brought you to the organization and your current work?I have been in my current position as Project Manager for Following the Life Course with the Barren River District Health Department for about a year now, having relocated from Portland, Oregon to Bowling Green, Kentucky. I have been working in

Shinel and Renee are Making Change Happen in Durham

Renee Parks-Bryant, Health Education Specialist, Durham County Dept of Public HealthShinel M. Stephens, MSN/FNP-C, Student Health & Counseling Services, North Carolina Central UniversityTell us about your current work role.Renee: I have been working for 19 years in the area of maternal/child health at the Durham County Health Department.  I was originally

Leading Change In Florida – Jameela Afi-Leigh

I have been serving as Program Director in my current position for the Duval County Health Department’s Family Planning Program, for the past eight years. I was given an opportunity to come to the health department to work for a new community outreach program in Jacksonville, Florida, after working for