Raquel Bournhonesque, 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). Ms. Bournhonesque’s role is to provide strategic guidance to communities who wish 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.
Previously, Ms. Bournhonesque was Co-Director (and Co-Founder) at Upstream Public Health, a statewide non-profit based in Portland, Oregon. There, she led a team dedicated to creating meaningful dialogue, engaging the community, and using the tools of research and advocacy to support public health policies. She led a statewide campaign in Oregon to pass legislation that required chain restaurant nutrition menu labeling while working on issues including: decreasing soda consumption, tobacco prevention, dental health, and health equity. Ms. Bournhonesque was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is currently based in Portland, OR. When not working, she enjoys cycling, hiking, cooking, wine tasting, architectural touring, and traveling just about anywhere.
Ms. Bourhonesque received a Bachelors degree in Biology and a minor in Journalism from University of California at Santa Cruz, and a Masters in Public Health from Portland State University.
Contact Raquel at email@example.com.