New Study Highlights Opportunities for Community Leadership Development

Posted in Public Health

MPH faculty member, Dr. Wilson Majee, and MPH alumni Laurel Goodman, Tarunjot Sethi and Adaobi Anakwe are among the authors on a new publication. Why are we not winning? An exploration of causes for continued disengagement among graduates of low-income community leadership development programs Article by: Wilson Majee, Johanna Reed Adams, Laurel Goodman, Tarunjot Sethi, and Adaobi Anakwe Admittedly, millions of dollars have already been channeled towards improving the wellbeing of those living in resource-limited communities. Community leadership development (CLD) is one intervention that has received increased support for and prominence as giving local members skills that promote regular interaction and develop trust among a community’s key stakeholders. Despite the efforts towards empowering local residents, racial minorities and people living in resource-limited communities continue to be disproportionately affected by the lack of opportunities for engagement in community life. Disengagement among underserved populations compounds the already substantial problems that individuals and...

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