Erika will be supporting Get Healthy SMC Healthy Economy efforts and the Community Collaboration for Children’s Success (CCCS) initiative. With a focus in workforce development and transportation justice, Erika brings over 10 years of experience working to advance equity and access to opportunity for low-income people of color in California. She holds wide-ranging experience in coalition and capacity building, policy advocacy, community-based planning, education outreach, technical assistance, and research.
At the June 23rd County Board of Supervisor meeting, the supervisors unanimously voted on a resolution supporting the Black Lives Matter movement and reaffirming the County’s commitment to racial equity. The most important part of the Board meeting was how many people turned out to express their deep commitment to racial justice.
Community engagement is a critical component to planning for health and advancing equity. Check out our latest update to our Planning for Health Toolkit to learn more about inclusive public engagement that respects community leadership and expertise, and the importance of youth civic empowerment. We will soon add a virtual community engagement section to the toolkit. Stay tuned! To learn more, please contact HPP staff Heather Eastwood.