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Special Sponsored Section HEALTHCARE LWEWorld.com RWJBARNABAS HEALTH EXPANDED SERVICE AREAS: FOSTER HEALTH – PROMOTING ENVIRONMENTS AND CONDITIONS IMPROVE ECONOMIC STABILITY–LONG-TERM PROMOTE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION–EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT FAMILY HEALTH LITERACY REVITALIZE HOUSING HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION AND SOBER LIVING PROGRAMS Michellene Davis, Esq. RWJBarnabas Health M 2017 WINNER CONTACT INFO: ichellene Davis, Esq., is the Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, RWJBarnabas Health. The Social Impact and Community Investment Practice, which she leads, is championing the transformation of RWJBarnabas Health from an organization that primarily treats people when they are ill to one that helps keep populations well. Recognizing that health and social inequities are directly linked, the Practice addresses the non-clinical factors that affect health outcomes - like economic stability, educational attainment, and access to affordable healthy food and safe housing. The mission is to work with our communities to foster health-promoting environments and conditions for the long-term well-being of the residents. RWJBarnabas Health is determined to formulate effective strategies, mobilize the right resources and identify the appropriate partners to produce the change necessary to improve health. The Practice is focused on vulnerable populations. As a result, RWJBarnabas Health has partnered with the City of Newark in Mayor Ras J. Baraka’s Hire. Buy. Live. Local Newark initiative to transform the economic future of Newark, its neighborhoods and residents. Newark 2020 is the hiring arm of this program to promote economic stability in Newark by hiring 2,020 Newark residents by the year 2020. Among other endeavors, RWJBH has committed to hiring 350 fulltime and part-time- with-benefits individuals, recognizing the importance of employment as a social determinant of health. Ms. Davis, an honors graduate of Seton Hall University and recipient of a Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall Law School, drives the institution to better embrace its anchor mission for the benefit of the communities we serve. Michellene Davis, Esq. I RWJBarnabas Health 973.322.4000 I info@rwjbarnabashealth.org I rwjbarnabashealth.org OCTOBER 2017 NEW JERSEY MONTHLY LWE 11