Tanisa Adimu, MPH, joined the Community Health Systems Development Team at the Georgia Health Policy Center in 2009. As a Technical Assistance Consultant, Tanisa works closely with ORHP grantees with a programmatic focus in maternal and child health, access to primary care, school-based health, and children’s oral health. She draws on her extensive experience in developing and implementing community health programs, building coalitions to achieve a common purpose, and providing external facilitation to improve programmatic effectiveness in supporting grantees.
Tanisa’s prior experience includes serving as a Consultant with the National Black Leadership Initiative on Cancer, the first minority outreach project of the National Cancer Institute. There she provided technical assistance, training, and program guidance to community-based cancer coalitions within a ten state region. She assisted the communities in the development and implementation of health education and outreach for cancer awareness initiatives. This work also included establishing partnerships with major cancer care providers in an effort to increase patient accrual to treatment and prevention protocols. Tanisa was the Coordinator of the African American Environmental Justice Action Network, an affiliation of 86 environmental organizations located mainly in rural communities throughout the Southeast. Tanisa also served two, three year terms as a board member of the Environmental Support Center where she helped organizations build their capacity through small, flexible grants and provided grantees with the assistance needed to address intensive, organizational change. Tanisa received her Masters in Public Health from Morehouse School of Medicine with a concentration in health policy and administration.