Growing Leadership & Advocacy Workshop: Initiative to Limit Food Deserts
Grow502 is a project created by the University of Louisville School of Medicine's AMA Chapter with the goal of innovatively educating and empowering the Louisville community to be aware of the health disparities plaguing our city. Throughout February and March, Grow502 will collaborate with local leaders, stakeholders, and artists to paint the realities of Infant Mortality, Lead Poisoining, Substance Abuse & Mental Health, and Stroke & Diabetes.
This Growing Leadership & Advocacy Workshop 2: Initiative to Limit Food Deserts will offer students and community members the ability to develop effective advocacy skills. Participants will have the chance to practice reaching out to legislative members and advocating. In this session, we will be reaching out to members of metro council to support zoning restrictions that limit the density of businesses such as liquor stores and tobacco stores. Additionally, we will be advocating to Kroger Co. to fulfill the demands of Feed the West. This session will also feature a presentation by Dr. Mona Lisa Taylor, MD who is currently specializing in internal medicine and is the President of the Greater Louisville Medical Society.