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Vision...

 

A world of hope, tolerance, and social justice, where everyone lives in dignity and has an equal opportunity to be healthy.

 

 

Mission...

 

Provide unrivaled culturally relevant technical support that sets the standards for collaboration and enables people in ethnic communities to live healthier and better lives.  Our commitment is to help eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities.

Lorraine Lathen, President

Lorraine Lathen is a health advocate with the bulk of her career centered on public health and social marketing.  She has spent nearly twenty years providing technical direction to family planning, HIV/AIDS education, and child health initiatives in developing countries and the United States.

 

Ms. Lathen has lived and worked in Africa where she provided technical support to USAID-sponsored health communication projects.  She has engaged in community-based, participatory research on a number of health related topics such as teen pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, smoking cessation, domestic violence, infant mortality, and health disparities in birth, breast, and cervical cancer outcomes.

 

As a member of the United States Non-governmental Delegation to the UN Conference on Women in Beijing, China, Ms. Lathen advocated for the inclusion of women in clinical trials involving HIV/AIDS drug testing.

 

Ms. Lathen has served as the Co-Chair of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health’s Healthy Birth Outcomes Initiative Steering and was recently selected to lead the Wisconsin Partnership Project’s effort to improve infant mortality rates in the cities of Milwaukee, Racine, Kenosha and Beloit.  Additionally, as the Co-Investigator on the HRSA-funded ABCs for Healthy Families Project, Ms. Lathen supports the Department of Health Services’ efforts to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in birth outcomes.

 

Ms. Lathen is passionate about her work and most satisfied in knowing that she has helped to uplift and improve the well-being of persons living in poverty.  Programs that she has managed have been transformational at the individual, community and/or country levels.  She works to support initiatives that are focused on building a world of hope, tolerance, and social justice, where everyone lives in dignity and security.  Her firm is committed to supporting the efforts of public and private sector agencies as they Jump at the Sun to improve health outcomes and increase healthy equity in disadvantaged communities.

 

Ms. Lathen holds a Bachelor of Art’s Degree in Political Science and French from Marquette

University and a Master’s Degree in International Affairs from American University

in Washington, D.C.