Program Director, I Can Do It, You Can Do It! Manager, Strategic Partnerships for Minority & Underserved Populations President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition
Lauren joined the President’s Council in April 2010 to cultivate and manage strategic, health-lucrative partnerships to improve health outcomes for racial and ethnic minorities as well as individuals with disability. In this role, Lauren leads all disability and minority health-related activities and initiatives including coordination of I Can Do It, You Can Do It!, a national health promotion model that empowers children and adults with disability to be healthy and active; establishment of public and private partnerships which support inclusion and improve access to physical activity and sport opportunities; participating in speaking engagements; and frequently leading physical activity segments on behalf of the Council. Lauren joined the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in May 2008 as an Oakridge Institute of Science and Education (ORISE) Fellow at the Office of Minority Health, where she contributed to the National Stakeholder Strategy for Achieving Health Equity, the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities, and the A Healthy Baby Begins With You initiative. Lauren earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Chemistry as well as a Masters degree in Public Health from Florida A & M University. She is committed to leading a healthy lifestyle and does so by playing recreational sports, working out regularly, and eating lots of fruits and veggies.
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