TEDxUGA: ‘Beyond the Status Quo: 3 Steps to Strength-Based Community Building’

Grace Bagwell Adams, an assistant professor of health policy and management at the College of Public Health, was one of three UGA faculty members selected to present at TEDxUGA: AMPLIFY 2019 held March 22, 2019 at the Classic Center in downtown Athens. She spoke to a packed house, inviting listeners to use a strength-based approach to overcome barriers to community wellbeing.

Bagwell Adams earned her undergraduate degree in history and political science at Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, followed by a master’s in public administration and Ph.D. in public policy in the at the School of Public and International Affairs at the UGA.

Her expertise is in public policy analysis and program evaluation, and all of her work has the common thread of examining how to mitigate vulnerability. Her current projects include work on the SNAP (food stamp) program, the opioid epidemic, and serving as principal investigator for the Athens Wellbeing Project, a collaboration among community stakeholders to collect and use data to guide local public policy.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

– Rebecca Ayer

Posted on May 2, 2019.

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