Blog Posts By: Qiana Thomason

‘It’s our time’: Black Maternal Health Week is a chance to heal health injustices

April 13, 2022


It was a startling dichotomy when I realized as a desperately ill patient, that I was complicit, by affiliation, in a supposed health care system that didn’t always see me, […]

Health Forward commits to building inclusive, powerful, healthy communities

January 14, 2022


The week Americans commemorate Martin Luther King Jr., Health Forward Foundation will share a new purpose and strategies that will guide our work for the foreseeable future.  As much as […]

‘The pandemic served as the best teacher’

March 11, 2021


As with many milestones that occurred over the past year, my one-year anniversary at Health Forward Foundation came and went in the fog of the pandemic. I assumed the role […]

Health Forward reimagines the future

October 1, 2020


Editor’s note: The following is Qiana Thomason’s full keynote address of Health Forward’s virtual, 15-year anniversary celebration. You may also watch her address. Good morning! Welcome to Health Forward Foundation’s […]

Emerging data show COVID-19 disproportionately impacts communities of color

April 23, 2020


An abundance of national historical data reminds us that in public health, when America catches a cold, people of color catch pneumonia. As coronavirus (COVID-19) rips through our communities, it […]

During public health crises, equity should be central to solutions

March 13, 2020


As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to sweep across the globe, we are witnessing its tremendous impact internationally, nationally, and locally. Prohibitions on travel from certain countries, state of emergency […]

Meet Qiana Thomason, new Health Forward president/CEO

January 24, 2020


I am filled with great humility, purpose, and elation to begin this next chapter as president/CEO of Health Forward Foundation. I can’t imagine a finer organization to lead. Because of […]


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