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Together Toward Equity Fellowship Blog: Reflections on Leadership Development, Community, Health & Equity

In this blog series, Together Toward Equity Fellows share their experiences with the program and how they’re advancing health equity in their local communities.

Together Toward Equity logoPHI’s Together Toward Equity Fellowship strengthens community leadership and organizational impact by investing in an effective, sustainable and equity-focused public health infrastructure for the future. The program provides a dynamic, year-long learning experience, with an inaugural 2023-2024 cohort of fifteen individuals working in nine California counties, selected from community-based organizations across the state.

In this blog series, Together Toward Equity Fellows share experiences related to their leadership development and other lessons-learned throughout the program, and provide insights into their unique perspectives on advancing health equity in their local communities. Find out more about Together Toward Equity Fellowship and explore their projects, impacts, additional materials and more.

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Understanding Personal Leadership Styles to Better Champion Health & Equity

Feb 5, 2024 | Arturo Rodriguez

Arturo Rodriguez, a community leader with the Central Valley Empowerment Alliance, shares a glimpse of his work as a father, son, community leader, resource and trusted messenger, growing up in farmworker communities.  Arturo also discusses how the Together Toward Equity Fellowship presents an opportunity for him to amplify his impact of bringing about positive change in his communities by better understanding his own leadership style—helping him to champion community building, self-sufficiency, youth leadership and improved health outcomes for farmworkers and rural communities.

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Originally published by Together Toward Equity Fellowship


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