How will Census 2020 impact Florida’s health funders?
This webinar will include a brief overview of the potential health impacts of Census 2020, followed by presentations from Sabeen Perwaiz of the Florida Non-profit Alliance, Jonie James from the Foundation for a Healthy St. Pete, and Natalie Castellanos from Health Foundation for South Florida sharing what their respective foundations have done to support an accurate count. The session will end with an open discussion about what Florida’s health funders are doing, learning, and hearing about Census 2020 and how to support it.
This webinar is hosted through Zoom. Access information will be provided upon registration confirmation.
Joni James is the Chief Impact Officer for the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg, which has a mission to end differences in health due to social or structural disadvantages. She sees her role as a natural evolution of a public-interest career, first as a newspaper journalist for 26 years, including 13 years in Florida, and later, as the CEO of the St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership, a private business-member group with a long tradition of managing public-private projects. She lives in St. Petersburg with her husband and daughter.
Natalie K. Castellanos, JD is the Director, Policy and Public Affairs, for Health Foundation of South Florida. She has an exceptional background in social determinants of health and on implementing models such as medical-legal partnership where legal services are used as a tool to improve health outcomes. Natalie is passionate about bringing together non-traditional partners, like legal professionals and health care providers, to address social determinants of health and advance health equity. Prior to joining Health Foundation in October, 2018, Natalie was with Florida International University’s Green Family Foundation Neighborhood Health Education Learning Program (“NeighborhoodHELP”) where she worked as a supervising attorney specializing in health care access for low and moderate-income Floridians, and still continues to be an assistant professor at FIU’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine in the Department of Health, Humanities, and Society.