Hannah Halliwell (she/her) is the Health Equity & Justice Manager with the Public Health Alliance of Southern California. Alongside her team at the Alliance, Hannah leads efforts to advance regional collaboration, learning, and implementation of equity and justice initiatives through projects such as the Regional Equity Learning Collaborative --a cross-departmental collaborative of public health departments throughout Southern California committed to advancing equity locally and creating a vision for equity for the region.
Hannah comes to this work professionally from a background in maternal child health; in particular, efforts and action to champion reproductive justice through addressing upstream barriers including structural racism, systemic oppression, and institutional bias. As a proud graduate of the Department of Urban Public Health at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Hannah is most interested in work exploring how transformative solutions are found when power differentials are identified and effectively addressed through authentic relationship and trust building as an antidote to colonial approaches to public health surveillance and program implementation.
Personally, Hannah comes to this work as the daughter of southeast Asian refugees and the birth mother, adoptive mother, and foster mother to six incredible humans. Hannah's favorite thing in the world is people, and she brings to the Alliance her commitment to help create systems where people can be seen, heard, and ultimately loved better tomorrow than they are today.