Sound Partners for Community Health

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Sound Partners for Community Health "seeks to increase public awareness of specific health issues and facilitate citizens' involvement in making decisions affecting health care by fostering partnerships between public broadcasters, community organizations and additional media entities. By utilizing a variety of programming and community engagement techniques, the alliances supported by Sound Partners helps equip individuals to participate in community problem-solving around local health issues. Sound Partners is a program of the Benton Foundation and funded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation." [1]

National Advisory Panel

Accessed April 2008: [2]

  • Chuck Alexander, Public Policy and Communications Consultant, Burness Communications, Bethesda, MD
  • Harriet Baskas, Radio Producer, Seattle, WA
  • Alyne Ellis, Public Radio Editor, Washington, DC
  • Cecilia Garcia, Executive Director, Connect for Kids, Washington, DC
  • Julie Gibson, Communications Director, National Rural Health Association, Kansas City, MO
  • Ben Gitterman, M.D., Direrctor, Ambulatory and Community Pediatrics, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC
  • Loretta Hobbs, President, O'Neal Hobbs Associates, Washington, DC
  • Pat Jordan, Consultant, Alexandria, VA
  • Tom Livingston, President, Livingston and Associates, Baltimore, MD
  • Joy Moore, Making Connections Communications and Media Projects Manager, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD
  • Sora Newman, Public Radio Editor, Takoma Park, MD
  • Gary Poon, Attorney, Founding Principal of DTVision, McLean, VA
  • Claire Schoen, Public Television and Radio Producer, Claire Schoen Productions, Berkeley, CA
  • Ken Segel, Policy Director, Pittsburgh Regional Healthcare Initiative, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Frank Stasio, Freelance Public Radio Journalist, Falls Church, VA
  • Kevin Teale, Communications Director, Iowa Department of Public Health, Des Moines, IA
  • Ruth Yellow Hawk, Co-Director, Indigenous Issues Forums, Rapid City, SD
  • Wojtek J. Chodzko-Zajko, PhD, Professor, Head of Department of Kinesiology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign



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  1. About, Sound Partners for Community Health, accessed April 22, 2008.
  2. National Advisory Panel, Sound Partners for Community Health, accessed April 22, 2008.