Increase social and emotional capacity for healing around structural bias and institutionalized racism using DAWNLAND as a lever for changing perceptions about Native people while also using companion learning resources and workshops for teachers and students to reinforce truth and reconciliation
Strengthen efforts to document the public health impact of breastfeeding by optimizing a computer code developed for “A Comprehensive Analysis of Maternal and Child Costs to the United States Economy of Suboptimal Breastfeeding” into a usable product for other researchers
“We’re giving individuals the tools they need to get into a career and then we’re engaging them into the mainframe of the community,” said Roberto Torres, executive director of the Hispanic Center of Western Michigan.
Strong Beginnings Program Director Peggy Vander Meulen discusses racial equity programming with Project Coordinator Denise Evans (left) and Education Coordinator Bonita Agee (right) in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Strong Beginnings Education Coordinator Bonita Agee (left) interacts with Keturah Bell and her son Elijah at a Strong Beginnings support group meeting for breastfeeding families in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
LINC UP’s Darel Ross attends the organization’s community food truck event in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The monthly event provides access to fresh foods for more than 250 disadvantaged families in the city.