Kenneth Steel

40 under 40 class of

Health Policy Analyst

Maricopa County Department of Public Health Request speaker or expertise

BOLD SOLUTION: Kenneth is a founding member of the Maricopa County Food System Coalition, which funded and completed a comprehensive Regional Food System Assessment, developed of the City of Phoenix’s groundbreaking Food Action Plan, has has been recognized as an EPA Local Foods, Local Places site. The mission of the Maricopa County Food System Coalition is to support and grow a food system in Maricopa County that is equitable, healthy, sustainable, and thriving.

The reality is that the dominant narrative of what causes health outcomes in communities throughout Arizona is still heavily rooted in personal responsibility and in access to healthcare. Therefore, I plan to continue working alongside trusted partners in Maricopa County and throughout Arizona to not only advance policy initiatives within key areas of the social and economic determinants of health but also to continue to educate and build awareness about what health and health equity really are.