We the People Community Health Worker Corps & Coalition
Jeffrey DeShawn Richardson is Founder and Managing Director of We the People Community Health Worker Corps & Coalition and Inspired Muse Coaching & Management, a social enterprise and leadership cultivation incubator. He is a graduate of Howard University School of Social Work and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Jeffrey has spent his career supporting social change leaders and organizations to create and launch community development initiatives that prove when access is granted, opportunity is created and thriving futures are cultivated. An AmeriCorps Alum and 2010 New Leaders Council Fellow, Jeffrey is the former Chief Service Officer for the District of Columbia and start-up staff member of the Service Year Alliance as Chief Program Officer of the National Conference on Citizenship.
We the People Community Health Worker Corps & Coalition has set out to break barriers to health access by supporting those most impacted by health disparity and closing gaps between healthcare providers, patient care systems and persons in community. As the role of community health workers within health service systems expands, We the People CHWC is leveraging the lived experiences of those who have been forced to navigate the inequities of health access to survive by training them as community health workers and positioning them as bridges to provider care teams and networks. Technology and policy alone can only get us a portion of the way, to fully realize person centered care, We the People CHWC believes we must position people at the center of the formula.