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Longtime UM MICHR Community Partner Named President-Elect of APHA

Ella Greene-Moton, a longtime MICHR community partner, was elected President-Elect of the American Public Health Association, which is a three-year term including the President-Elect, President, and Past President respectively.
The Flint resident is Executive Consultant with Health in Our Hands (HiOH) and Co-Chair of the HiOH Flint/Genesee Partners. She also serves as Administrator of the Community Based Organization Partners’ (CBOP) Community Ethics Review Board; a Board member of the Flint Community Development Center; and Chair of the NAACP Academic Cultural Technological – Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) Program.  

Ms. Greene-Moton has more than 40 years experience in public health advocacy in Flint, the state of Michigan and the nation, building partnerships between academic institutions and community-based organizations using community-based participatory research (CBPR) to impact community health. 

Please join us in congratulating Ella and wishing her well on this impressive accomplishment as APHA President-Elect. Ella


Pluscedia Williams (Ms. Plus) Profile

We are excited to share this profile, published by the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute, highlighting the tremendous work of Pluscedia Williams (Ms. Plus). Ms. Plus is a leader in the Community-Based Public Health Caucus and recipient of the 2016 Lucille Webb CBPH Caucus Award. Congratulations, Ms. Plus, on this great profile, and thank you for all the great work that you do!

UCLA CTSI Profile on Community Engagement and Research Program (CERP) Community Partner Advocate: Pluscedia Williams

"Ms. Pluscedia Williams, born and raised in the Compton area of Los Angeles, has not only been a longtime CERP community partner, but also a staunch advocate for academic-community partnerships. In her current role as Vice-Chair of Clinical and Community Programs at Charles Drew University, Ms. Plus (as everyone calls her) has been leading community engagement efforts and providing input on research project protocols and their impact on vulnerable, underresourced communities across Los Angeles County for the past 20 years. In addition, Ms. Plus helps co-direct CERP efforts at the Lundquist Institute, one of four sites that make up the UCLA CTSI. Prior to this role, Ms. Plus led consultation efforts on community partnered participatory research as a Community Instructor.  

"Ms. Plus's passion for bidirectional engagement efforts between academic institutions and local communities began at a very young age, working alongside the late (and great) Dr. Loretta Jones and other community leaders. She continued to pursue her interests by obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in African American Studies/Black Studies and Psychology from California State University, Long Beach. Since then, “Ms. Plus” has been part of various committees, chaired advisory boards, and assisted in symposium creation and execution – all related to community-partnered advancements in research. Ms. Plus has received the national Lucille Webb Community Based Public Health Caucus Award from the American Public Health Association (APHA) for her community leadership and engagement expertise in community health equity and she continues to enrich the relationships created within our local communities. Leaving a lasting impression with those she meets, Ms. Plus lives by her motto, 'If I can change one life per year, I have fulfilled God’s purpose for me.' "

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