Ericka Burroughs-Girardi

Community Coach

Ericka Burroughs-Girardi, MA, MPH, is a Community Coach at County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI). Her role is to provide strategic guidance to communities that want to put the County Health Rankings into action for community health improvement. She is part of a team that develops online tools to connect communities to evidence-informed strategies and foster peer learning, delivers technical assistance and training, and recognizes and celebrates health improvement.

Ms. Burroughs-Girardi resides in Central Florida. She served as the Health Equity Coordinator for the Florida Department of Health in Orange County, where she led the effort to establish a focus on health equity in Central Florida, including the co-founding of the first food policy council and creation of the first award for health equity efforts in the region. She has coached community-based organizations, local governments, and community health planning groups in the principles of community engagement and collective impact, health policy advocacy, and health equity.

Ms. Burroughs-Girardi holds a Master of Arts in Applied Anthropology from the University of South Florida and a Master in Public Health from the University of South Carolina.

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