Director, Health Equity Initiatives for Focus for Health Foundation
Tiffany joined the Focus for Health team in 2014, contributing as both a researcher and a writer. Her current role as Director of Health Equity Initiatives feeds her passion for exploring the social determinants of health and addressing the inequalities that lead to health disparities. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Communications from California State University of Hayward (now East Bay), and plans to augment her efforts for social change by pursuing a master’s degree.
Featured Articles from Tiffany:
The Dangers of Ignoring Mental Health and Developmental Issues: How Law Enforcement Continues to Fail the Most Vulnerable
December 22, 2016 | The Dangers of Ignoring Mental Health and Developmental Issues: How Law Enforcement Continues to Fail the Most Vulnerable.
Is the deck stacked against students with disabilities?
July 7, 2016 | The issue of harsh punishment in schools disproportionately affects another overlooked, yet extremely vulnerable, population—disabled students.
An Ugly Truth: The Dangerous Correlation Between Poverty, Health and Education
March 4, 2016 | As a key social determinant of health, education is something that has the power to shape the course of a life.
An Update on Flint: Where are they now?
June 6, 2016 | But faster than you can say, #IStandWithBelgium or #JeSuisCharlie, Flint has again become an afterthought in today’s hashtag-driven society.
The Cost of Stress: The Devastating Effects of Toxic Stress in Children and Adults
Our social situations have a direct impact on how much stress we endure, which, in turn, will have an unequivocal influence on our health.
Why the Legionnaire’s outbreak was more than just bad luck…
September 23, 2016 | No one strives to have poor health. But what if there were factors beyond your control working to undermine all of that?
Update: Why the Legionnaire’s outbreak was more than just bad luck…
October 12, 2015 | Reluctance to acknowledge that these underlying health issues are likely a result of the toxic environment in which these residents live highlights a continued failure to connect the dots.