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February 2012 – BBC Meeting Summary
BBC met at Girls, Inc. in Oaklandthis month. ACPHD Director, Anita Siegel, and Lifelong Medical Care’s Courtney Supple kicked off the meeting this month, reminding us how important it is to work together to better the lives of the 7,000 children born into poverty in Alameda County. Wendy Calimag gave the Girls, Inc. spotlight presentation whose mission is to inspire all girls to be strong through healthy living, smart through education, and bold through independence. See www.girlsinc.org for more information. Bobby Stahl, Bina Shrimali, and Alex Desautels gave an introduction to the Prosperity Project, a Robert Wood Johnson funded grant. Its main goal is to achieve health equity by adjusting wealth equity. The Prosperity Project is working toward investing in communities in a way that helps build wealth and provide an opportunity to protect income and build financial assets through three channels: policy, education, and service delivery. In addition to a Race, Power, Privilege teaser activity, the remainder of the meeting focused on developing a 2012 work plan and timeline. Check out the minutes to see what was discussed in more detail!