Issue Brief II: Increasing Breastfeeding Rates for WIC Families Through Innovative Community Partnerships
New Orleans, Louisiana
Increasing Access to Food for Mothers, Infants and Children Receiving
Benefits from WIC through Community Partnerships
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Publication tags: Field Reports - Childcare/Childcare Assistance, Complementary feeding, Maternal and child nutrition, Wellness - Children, Families, Mothers and children, Parents
Imani Nia Marshall graduated from Amherst College with a degree in political science. At Amherst, Imani served as co-president of Amherst College chapter of GlobeMed, raising awareness of issues of global health equity and social justice. She also served as chapter head of the Roosevelt Institute at Amherst College where she worked to amplify student policy ideas and raise awareness about criminal justice reforms and local economic inequity. Moreover, Imani convinced the college administration to develop better relationships with local minority and women owned businesses. In addition, Imani worked as a research assistant for professors in black studies, women and gender’s studies and political science, working on issues of the representation of black women in films and literature, LGBT rights in Latin America, and environmental justice in America. She also co-authored a systematic review of the use of decision aids with LGBT and minority populations that was published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.
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