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Health Justice Now Webinar Series Part 2: Community Voice And Equitable Policymaking: Lessons Learned From COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

04.26.2022

This is part 2 of the Health Justice Now series.

Since Spring 2021, Families USA has worked to address COVID-19’s devastating impact on people of color and its linkages to existing structural inequities in our health and economic systems. As part of this effort, our team conducted focus groups with community leaders, as well as surveys and interviews with Medicaid beneficiaries, to elevate lessons learned during the pandemic and identify successful strategies that can advance the effectiveness of future health efforts.

During this webinar, Families USA and our partner, Symphonic Strategies, highlight major findings from this research and identify how states can center community needs in policy decisions to ameliorate –rather than exacerbate – health inequalities. These findings aid our understanding of what successful implementation, communication, and policy strategies developed during COVID-19 should be sustained to address long-standing structural inequities.

Presenters:

Natalia Victoria (She/Her), Senior Director of Engagements, Symphonic Strategies.
Jashawn Frederick (He/Him), Consultant, Symphonic Strategies.
Audrey Richardson (She/Her), Policy Analyst, Families USA.
Lauren Rosenbaum (She/Her), Director of Strategic Partnerships, Families USA.

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Senior Director of Engagements, Symphonic Strategies 

Natalia Victoria is a professional with more than 20 years of experience in strategy consulting in Latin America and the US, both in the private and public sectors. She has worked with government agencies, businesses, foundations, and non-profit organizations around the world enabling through strategy design both board of directors and leadership teams to the highest and best use of their resources to accelerate their organizations' social impact. 

She has focused her career on strategic planning projects for organizations and sometimes for entire networks and has a proven track record of accomplishments with a diverse array of stakeholders and clients across various sectors including projects that stretch across the domains of education, public health, agriculture, immigration, financial equity, DEI, conservation and the environment among others. 

She has innovative thinking and always brings an outlook of positivity and optimism. She finds joy in designing strategies, shaping leaders and mobilizing change. Born and raised in Argentina, she currently lives in Washington DC and works as Senior Director of Engagements in Symphonic Strategies. She holds a Bachelor in Business Economics from the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (UTDT) where she participated in an Exchange Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

Consultant, Symphonic Strategies 

 A born and raised New Yorker, Jashawn is a transformative leader and an advocate for blending human-centric design, strategic thinking, data science, and compelling visuals to drive social growth and service delivery. The son of an entrepreneurial spirit and an empathetic soul, he consistently strives to help partners unlock real insights and translate them into results that impact the world in a positive way. Leveraging his reputation as an effective strategic mind and relationship builder, enjoys contributing to causes that create change and uplift historically marginalized communities. He holds a B.A. from John Jay College in Political Science and an MPA in The City College of New York in Public Administration