On June 2 the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation hosted "A Multicultural Lens: Focusing on RWJF's Work in African-American and Latino Communities."
The event highlighted Foundation programs that are working to address health issues within these communities. It also featured the RWJF Multicultural Newsroom, a dynamic online site that provides extensive health-related resources for journalists whose coverage serves African-Americans and Latinos.
Attendees saw where to find compelling community stories, important studies, fact sheets and Spanish-language content on www.rwjf.org/multicultural. They also discovered where to find videos with particular relevance to African-American and Latino audiences and learned how to request photos to accompany coverage.
RWJF President and CEO Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, M.D., M.B.A., addressed the Foundation's work within communities of color.
Five RWJF senior leaders talked about programs targeting key issues such as health care disparities, childhood obesity prevention, greater health care quality, the impact of social factors on health, and increased diversity within the health care workforce. They included:
- Jane Isaacs Lowe, Ph.D., team director and senior program officer, Vulnerable Populations
- David M. Krol, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P., team director and senior program officer, Human Capital
- Debra Joy Perez, Ph.D., M.P.A., M.A., interim assistant vice president, Research and Evaluation
- Dwayne C. Proctor, Ph.D., M.A., team director and senior program officer, Childhood Obesity
- Anne F. Weiss, M.P.P., team director and senior program officer, Quality/Equality
If you missed the live event on June 2 we are proud to offer another chance to view it. The complete webinar with audio can be viewed on the video player to the right. It is also available for download by request at firstname.lastname@example.org.