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Hamilton Healthy Birth Weights Coalition, with Vanessa Parlette

Impact Conversations

Release Date: 04/18/2019

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Vanessa Parlette reflects on the successes of the Hamilton Healthy Birth Weights Coalition. She and Sally discuss the broad community engagement in the work and how they engaged meaningfully with young people and other stakeholders. The collective’s work has been operationalized in the community - and has achieved measurable impact.

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