Campaign Welcomes New State Coordinator

The North Carolina Preconception Health Campaign welcomes its new State Coordinator, Kweli Rashied-Henry. Kweli has over 15 years of public health experience and she has worked in different capacities to improve the health and wellbeing of underserved communities across the life-course. Previously, she served as the Director of the Black Infant Mortality Reduction Resource Center in New Jersey, a statewide infant mortality initiative that focused on reducing stress and promoting other risk-reduction strategies among women of African descent.

Kweli’s prior roles include Deputy Director of the Alzheimer’s and Caregiver Resource Center for the New York City Department for the Aging, and Policy Analyst for the Brooklyn Health Disparities Center in Brooklyn, New York. Throughout her career, she has fostered many multi-disciplinary collaborations and partnerships, and provided policy and program leadership to support health equity initiatives. She has expertise in conducting community-based research and managing community health programs.

Kweli earned her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Bennett College and a Master of Public Health with a concentration on health policy and management from Emory University. She is a wife and mother of three beautiful sons. Welcome, Kweli!

Revised: September 15, 2014

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