Anti-Black racism and other forms of discrimination are an ongoing threat to physical and mental health and are associated with anxiety, depression, substance use disorders and other life-threatening consequences. UVM CORA affirms our commitment to ensuring equitable opportunities for those who have experienced disadvantages and injustices related to race, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, social position, socioeconomic status, age, or ability. This commitment includes working with communities on what matters to them and building relationships with those that experience the greatest inequities. We will create opportunities for staff and partners to learn as well as assess beliefs and systems, fostering a workplace culture that reflects diversity and values people’s life experiences, monitoring and analyzing data to help understand disparities and where we can improve, and continuing to ask questions that help us to create meaningful change.

Ruth James

Ruth James, M.D., M.P.H. Practice Facilitator, Institute for Health Policy and Practice, UNH Dr. James is a family physician who came up to New Hampshire from Baltimore, Maryland in 2012 to work as a primary care provider at a community health center. She was involved...

Janet Thomas

Janet Thomas B.S, R.N. Project Director, NH Citizens Health Initiative Janet Thomas is a nurse, quality-improvement practice facilitator and project director at NH Citizens Health Initiative working on delivery system and payment reform. She works with a...

Lindsey Smith

Lindsey Smith, Ph.D., M.S.W. Research Associate, University of Southern Maine Dr. Smith is a Research Associate at the Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine, where she is responsible for designing and implementing health services research and...

Jeanne Ryer

Jeanne Ryer, M.Sc, EdD Director, NH Citizens Health Initiative Dr. Ryer is the Director of the NH Citizens Health Initiative (NHCHI), a multi-stakeholder statewide effort to create a system of care that promotes health, assures quality and makes care affordable,...

Jessica Robinson

Jessica Robinson, M.P.H. CManager, Education & Outreach Core Jessica brings a commitment to trauma-informed practice and health equity and ten years of experience working with providers and community leaders to understand and address the health needs of the people...