In this final session of the five-part series, Dr. Flojaune Cofer focuses on how organizational and institutional barriers to racial equity create community trauma and explores opportunities to build equity in your community. Albert Gay guides participants through the completion of the learning community's SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) action plan for delivering culturally competent services.
- SWOT Handout The People of Color Learning Community participants came together for session 1 of a 5-part series to develop a SWOT analysis. Participants were divided into small groups representing each of the areas of the SWOT. Three top priorities were identified for each area. Additional stakeholders and resources are identified for each priority area. This document can be utilized within the tribal, community or state when addressing prevention in communities of color.
Dr. Flojaune Griffin Cofer is an epidemiologist who serves as the Senior Director of Policy for Public Health Advocates. She oversees the state policy efforts and the All Children Thrive-CA local trauma policy initiative. Her professional interest is addressing emerging and persistent public health challenges through research and policy. Her work primarily focuses on metabolic disease prevention, restorative justice, and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).
She previously served as the Director of State Policy and Research. Prior to joining Public Health Advocates, she led the preconception health initiative for the California Department of Public Health. Flojaune received Bachelor’s degrees in Chemistry and Women's Studies from Spelman College. Her public health training was at the University of Michigan, School of Public Health where she earned a Master’s in Public Health and a doctorate in epidemiology. She is an alumna of California Epidemiologic Investigation Service and the Nehemiah Emerging Leaders Program.
Flojaune is deeply committed to civic engagement having served in various capacities on local boards, committees and commissions, including the Active Transportation Commission, Mayors' Commission on Climate Change, Sheriff's Outreach Community Advisory Board, Board of Directors for Girl Scouts Heart of Central California, and chairing the City of Sacramento Measure U Community Oversight Commission. For her professional contributions and community participation she was awarded the Young Professional of the Year Award by the Sacramento Urban League, the Exceptional Woman of Color Award by the Sacramento Cultural Hub, and the 40 Under 40 Award by the Sacramento Business Journal.