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Gwendolyn Flynn

Ms. Flynn is Community Health and Education Policy Director with Community Health Councils, a non-profit community-based, health policy advocacy organization in Los Angeles, California. Her background includes more than ten years experience addressing social justice issues in various capacities.

She joined the staff of Community Health Councils, Inc. in 2001 working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s national REACH initiative to eliminate chronic disease disparities in racial and ethnic populations. One of her responsibilities was to create and implement strategies that transform the community infrastructure, one component of the Project’s comprehensive efforts to reduce cardiovascular disease (CVD) and diabetes disparities in the African American communities of South Los Angeles County.

As Policy Director, she oversees efforts that improve access to nutritious food and physical activity opportunities through polices that change institutional practices, promote local reinvestment, and improve existing resources in South Los Angeles.

Ms. Flynn represents Community Health Councils on various committees and boards including the Roots of Change Stewardship Council and is an American Public Health Association member.

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