Are you an HBCU stakeholder? We invite you to join us THURSDAY, October 7th, 2021 for: 
At The Heart of the Matter Town Hall: Building an Action Plan

Date & Time:
October 7th, 2021 from 5:00 pm – 7:30pm EST

In August and September, CCPH and partners brought to its virtual table an HBCU community of students, clinicians, researchers, and educators with patients, caregivers, and African-American community organizations for a series of bi-weekly discussions on CVD and its intersection with COVID-19, Black women’s health, and mental health. This WEBINAR SERIES will culminate with a VIRTUAL TOWN HALL where participants, guided by patient-centered outcome research processes, (PCOR) work together to develop a culturally responsive framework for cardiovascular research and patient engagement.

Facilitated by LaShawn Hoffman

LaShawn M. Hoffman is a civic and community leader who advocates safe, healthy, and economically viable communities.  LaShawn leads a boutique consultancy focused on smart community development, strategic neighborhood planning, community building and civic engagement, traditional and non-traditional land-use, community engaged research and successful, influential non-profit management.

The intersection of public health and community development is an important factor in LaShawn’ s approach to comprehensive community revitalization and development.  LaShawn is the Chairperson of the Morehouse School of Medicine Prevention Research Center Community Coalition Board.   LaShawn also serves as Chair of the PRC Network Community Committee.  LaShawn’s public health leadership is evident through his appointments to local and national taskforce and committees, leading a diverse group of community advocates, academic partners, and agencies in strategies that reduce health disparities and promote partnerships using the community-based participatory research model. 

LaShawn has spearheaded a wide range of programs focused on community improvement, public health and economic growth.   LaShawn has stepped up to facilitate the community-based planning necessary to achieve sound conservation and growth strategies. He has navigated some of the most extreme fallout from the foreclosure crisis and recession to protect vulnerable homeowners and has promoted neighborhood preservation and socio-economic and cultural diversity through housing development, public health, social services, civic engagement and advocacy.  Through this work, LaShawn was awarded the Loeb Fellowship at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, class of 2015 for his achievement in community economic development. 

Participants for this TOWN HALL must be HBCU stakeholders. (HBCU affiliated: patients, caregivers, and community organizations.)