September 24, 2016 – LSA community health worker Nia Jones, was featured in an art exhibit on health workers at What Creates Health: a Community Conversation. The event brought activists, artists, performers and local community organizations together to talk about how we can define what shapes health in our communities.
Nia was one of a handful of community health workers included in the exhibit aimed at sharing their experiences. What Creates Health was hosted by the NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene and was held at Hostos Community College.
The caption for the photographs of Nia read:
Nia works with families who often express feeling unsafe and trapped in their community, without access to information or resources. She uses her personal experiences to understand the community and organizes for community empowerment and social change.
Nia’s lens on this work…
“We do amazing work as CHWs but we are so busy doing it that we never have a chance to reflect on the work we do with families. I would like to see a ‘summit’ with CHWs from all over New York City. Someone doing CHW work in Brooklyn has a different view than I do in East Harlem or the Bronx. Anything that is stating a conversation about a broader vision, I would like to be a part of it.”