This new video series is a collaboration between Purpose Built Communities and Build Healthy Places Network
The Strong Voices: Black Leaders Who Are Making Neighborhoods Healthier series is an opportunity to meet Black leaders who are working at the intersection of race, health and poverty. This new video series aims to elevate Black leaders in community development through storytelling, showcasing their leadership style and contributions to the field as members of the Purpose Built Communities Network.
The first interview in the series features Danny Shoy, President and CEO of the East Lake Foundation, conducted by Zachary Travis, Research Associate of Build Healthy Places Network. Shoy shares how community wellness shaped his resident-centered approach, which helps make the East Lake neighborhood a place where residents live longer, healthier lives.
The second interview in the series features Regina Hall, Executive Director of Boston-Thurmond United in Winston Salem, NC, conducted by Zachary Travis, Research Associate of Build Healthy Places Network. Regina shares strategies and approaches that have helped engage partners who provide access to critical healthcare resources for residents of the Boston-Thurmond neighborhood.
The third and final video in the series features Craig Glover, Executive Director of Northend RISE in West Palm Beach, FL describing how partnerships to elevate the health of the Northend RISE community are shaping health outcomes and enhancing quality — and even quantity — of life for residents.