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About Us

Our Vision: To create healthy and whole communities by diminishing the impact of chronic diseases.

Our Mission: To empower organizations to build and develop equitable public health solutions that decrease the burden of chronic diseases among Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC).

Beacon Public Health is a minority, women-owned consulting group focused on health equity—to ensure BIPOC communities can live healthy and whole lives.

 

We create customized solutions to help organizations address the pressing health needs of BIPOC communities to advance health equity and reduce health disparities.

Being healthy is a basic human right that should be accessible to all regardless of race or any other demographic characteristics. Achieving health equity is the core of our work— we do not simply check boxes to say we have reached diversity metrics.  We focus on making real change for the communities we serve.  
 

We believe in maintaining a positive mindset, creating partnerships with a purpose, and always striving for significant outcomes. When you work with our team,
you should expect a collaboration with transparency
and consistency. 

 

Our approach is built on authentically engaging community members and organizations serving the community to provide equitable solutions that address the community’s health needs. We focus on translating health research, science, and policy to create customized solutions to help organizations create culturally relevant sustainable public health programming.  

We do our work by collaboratively working with our clients to: 

  • Educate communities on chronic disease risk factors, disease management, and healthy lifestyles.
     

  • Design, implement and evaluate equity-driven sustainable public health programming.​

  • Create dynamic culturally tailored health education communications to support healthy decision-making.
     

  • Support the public health workforce through professional development training and coaching to advance skill sets.

  • Build organizational capacity by providing technical assistance to support the organization’s ability to effectively develop and implement strategic, yet sustainable public health program planning that aims to reduce health disparities. 

Meet the Founder

Our founder and CEO, Dr. Jovonni Spinner is an award-winning health equity strategist and thought leader with a deep passion for improving health equity across the lifespan through research, communication, multi-sector partnerships, and leadership. She creates culturally competent and inclusive public health programming, but also shines at telling public health stories, giving voice to those rarely heard, and sharing outcomes with key influencers to provide programmatic strategic direction and influence organizational change. Dr. Spinner uses her voice to deliver dynamic speeches and to facilitate conversations on health equity.

 

She has led state and federal health equity programs like the Diversity in Clinical Trials Initiative, Community Health Worker Health Disparities Initiative, and Virginia Vaccines for Children Program which have reached millions of consumers to help them make better informed health decisions, obtain the services they need, and advocate for healthier communities.

 

Her passion is helping organizations and public health professionals overcome challenges in delivering dynamic, equity-driven, culturally tailored public health programs to meet the health needs of minority communities.

 

She is also a public health adjunct professor, serves on non-profit boards, and is active in her community creating programs to build the public health workforce and mentoring early-career professionals.

 

She is an alum of Virginia Commonwealth University, Emory University, and Morgan State University.

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Dr. Jovonni Spinner, MPH, CHES

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