Creating Healthy Spaces with RIM Community Leaders to Improve Public Health & COVID-19 Outcomes

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The National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants and have collaborated with Champaign-Urbana Public Health Department and the Immigrant Cooperative to develop Healthy Spaces a toolkit to ensure spaces are set up to honor people in RIM communities and support the trusted relationships that are needed to have conversations about healthcare that ultimately lead to behavior change.

Join this webinar to learn more about co-designing spaces in your community that serves refugee, immigrant, and migrant communities. We'll share tools that you can use off-the-shelf or customize to meet your community’s needs. 

At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Articulate the value of community-driven work
  • Replicate successful community engagement practices in their local communities
  • Build their own inclusive spaces that will better serve the public health and healthcare needs of people in RIM communities.
  • Use open-source tools developed with RIM communities to boost COVID-19 programming
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Ridhi Arun,

As Program Manager, Ridhi brings her experience in design program management and passion for refugee health and rights to support the development of community-led solutions for refugee, immigrant, and migrant communities related to COVID-19.

She previously worked across global health projects at, supporting partnerships and design teams. Prior to, Ridhi worked with Partnerships for Trauma Recovery, a non-profit which provides mental health services for refugees and asylum-seekers who have resettled in the Bay Area, where she developed a monitoring and evaluation study for their clinic and was trained in trauma-informed research practices.

Ridhi graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a BS in Neuroscience, and the University of California, San Francisco with an MS in Global Health Sciences.

Claudia Sosa Lazo

Claudia Sosa Lazo,

As a Business Design Lead, Claudia blends tangibility with inspiration to help teams create meaningful solutions that scale, and leads the Vaccine Confidence program work at with this lens.
Claudia previously worked as Head of Design and Research at Wave Money, a fast-growing fintech based in SE Asia. Her commitment to implementation stems from a background in product management. She’s worked on solutions at all stages of the product lifecycle and across sectors as varied as blockchain and agriculture.

Claudia holds an MBA from Yale School of Management and a BA in Philosophy and Creative Writing from Columbia University.

Whitney Greger

Whitney Greger, C-UPHD

Whitney is a health education specialist with several years experience working in a local public health department coordinating and implementing health education programs focusing on comprehensive sexual health, tobacco prevention and policy, childhood immunizations and adolescent health. Whitney holds a master's degree in Public Health from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Bachelor's degree in Health Administration from Eastern Illinois University.