Blog Posts By: Cole Riley

Policy intern weaves experience into understanding narrative change and trust-based philanthropy 

July 15, 2022


Georgia, Texas, Illinois, Puerto Rico, New Jersey, Kansas, and North Carolina were all home to me at some point.  While I had the chance to live in different regions, experience contrasting cultures, and listen to diverse stories, some things remained consistent: There was always a “South Side” or “wrong side of the tracks”.  Injustice on […]

Student finds affirmation of career path through internship with Health Forward

July 29, 2021


Editor’s note: Cole Riley interned with Health Forward’s policy team this summer. He is a senior at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University. He is majoring in political science with plans to attend law school after graduation. Cole is a member of the 2019 Cohort of the Bluford Healthcare Leadership Institute and the political […]

Recapping the Missouri and Kansas 2021 Legislative sessions

June 9, 2021


This monthly legislative update recaps the 2021 legislative sessions in Kansas and Missouri. We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with partners that share similar interests. Contact us if there are opportunities to work together to strengthen our collective advocacy voice. Kansas Even in the midst of a pandemic, Kansas had a productive, albeit somewhat controversial, […]


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