Marvia Jones

40 Under 40 Class of 2021

Kansas City, Missouri

Division Manager, Community and Family Health Education

Kansas City Health Department
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While prevention science and behavioral psychology posit that most poor health outcomes are preceded by structural conditions that do not support healthy choices and/or present unnecessary barriers, our institutions frequently place the bulk of responsibility upon individuals who are ill-positioned to bring about the necessary changes. My work has been dedicated to identifying, quantifying, and addressing the barriers to healthy living that exist at the local, state, and levels.
Three words to describe me:
wholehearted, determined, intentional
The best part of my job:
growing professionally while impacting the growth and learning of others
Something that would surprise others about me:
I have a favorite number (it's 8, followed by 88)!