Blog Posts By: Adriana Pecina

Celebrating Adriana Pecina’s 15th anniversary at Health Forward

January 27, 2022


Adriana Pecina joined Health Forward when it was a fledgling foundation, and she brought with her a wealth of experience in philanthropy. She has co-led our Healthy Communities initiative for […]

New calculator measures cost of food insecurity for community

October 17, 2017


We all know what it’s like to feel a little hungry, to miss or even skip a meal. We may jokingly overdramatize it, saying things like, “I’m starving,” or describing […]

Leadership academy graduates improving their communities

December 8, 2016


As 2016 winds down, we begin our annual blog series where Health Forward associates review highlights from our work this past year. In our fourth post, Brenda Calvin and Adriana […]

Looking at Health Through the Equity Lens Approach

December 18, 2014


As has become an annual activity for our organization, before we ring in the new year, we take a look back at events, projects and moments from 2014 that have […]

Healthy Communities Funding: Same Goal, New Name

October 15, 2014


Healthy people in healthy communities. That’s the vision of the Health Forward Foundation. Earlier this year we announced that we changed the name of our Healthy Lifestyles funding to Healthy […]

A Case for Raising the Legal Sale Age on Tobacco Products

August 28, 2014


There are many milestones for a parent. Having your child turn 18 may be among the top. It’s an emotional time for a parent. I should know — my oldest […]

5 Lessons for Communities and Funders: Making the Healthy Choice

December 18, 2013


Before we bid farewell to an eventful year dominated by the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, our Health Forward associates take a look back at significant events and projects […]

Reducing Health Disparities

December 20, 2012


It’s been a busy year for Health Forward and our grantees. Before we bid farewell to an eventful year, our Health Forward associates take a look back at significant events […]

HPV Initiative Invests in the Future

March 24, 2011


One of the things I love most about my job is seeing Health Forward’s positive impact in the community. Many of our grants fund projects where this impact is readily […]

Connecting Communities through Healthy Lifestyles

January 11, 2011


Health Forward recently hosted the 2011 Healthy Lifestyles Pre-Proposal Conference, featuring speakers with expertise in food systems and built environment. Interest in healthy eating and living has grown substantially, and […]


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