Blog Posts By: Karen Dehais

A call for equity in breast cancer care

October 7, 2021


In 2011 I was diagnosed with breast cancer and embarked on a treatment journey that brought me to a significant milestone – I’m thankful today to be celebrating 10 years […]

Listening to our community

February 9, 2021


“I’m a very strong believer in listening and learning from others.” ~Ruth Bader Ginsburg Throughout our 15-year history, Health Forward has always offered opportunities designed to invite community input and to […]

Uneven opportunity: Safe and available employment during a pandemic

June 12, 2020


Even as businesses and workplaces cautiously re-open, Health Forward is acutely aware that among low-income individuals and people of color, employment opportunities, working conditions, and benefits vary dramatically.  Addressing these […]

If you’re home already, why not complete the census now?

April 1, 2020


Today is a day that comes only once every 10 years: Census Day, when we count everyone living in the United States. It’s quite an extraordinary undertaking. Of course the […]

Data – An increasingly powerful tool to inform health strategy

August 8, 2019


Early in my career I was tasked with collecting information about the characteristics of people lacking health insurance. As an eager graduate student intern, I worked diligently to gather, analyze, […]

Transportation barriers impact health care access

June 27, 2019


Walking, biking, driving … it can be easy to take for granted how we get around. I was reminded of that a few weeks ago, when a broken right foot […]

Why is everyone talking about Census 2020 now?

April 1, 2019


What comes to mind when you hear about the Census? Filling out forms? Census workers knocking on doors? Long statistical reports? While those descriptors might be true, they don’t tell […]

New associate sees culture of learning at Health Forward

May 31, 2018


When Health Forward listed an opening for a new evaluation & learning officer, I was intrigued by the emphasis on “learning.” It’s easy to agree about the value of learning […]


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