Jorgensen selected for prestigious leadership program

MJ Jorgensen, project implementation coordinator for the Health District of Northern Larimer County, is one of 40 individuals selected for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Culture of Health Leaders program from a pool of more than 800 applicants.

Jorgensen was the only applicant selected from Colorado.

The Culture of Health Leaders is a leadership development opportunity for people who want to use their influence to advance health equity and build a Culture of Health to help enable everyone to live longer, healthier lives. Health equity means that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible. This requires removing obstacles to health such as poverty, discrimination, and their consequences, including powerlessness and lack of access to good jobs with fair pay, quality education and housing, safe environments, and health care.

Through this three-year grant program, Jorgensen will receive the leadership skills, coaching, and networking opportunities to effectively provide leadership in addressing health equity in our community.