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Episode #303 Community Connectedness, With Andrea Lowe, MPH

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Our guest considers community connectedness to be the biggest public health problem, and in this episode, we find out why. Andrea Lowe is a public health consultant operating The Social Impact Studio Consulting, LLC. After meeting Andrea at our in-person Orlando EXPO, we meet again remotely to discuss the work she’s doing to serve small to medium size nonprofits and government agencies in the public health and human services sector. Andrea fills us in on the three phases of the strategic planning lifecycle and how she helps her clients strategize connection-building with (and within) their communities. She also explains why she is so passionate about community connectedness and why data is so critical in the realm of public health. Tune in to hear about her public health journey and her sage advice for others seeking a similar path!


Meet Andrea Lowe


Andrea L. Lowe, MPH, CPH operates the Social Impact Studio Consulting, LLC and is pursuing her doctorate in public health (DrPH) with Loma Linda University. Her background incorporates extensive public health and human services experience supporting opportunities to build equitable policies and practices at the local, state, and federal level. As a result, her career has taken her all over the United States, including Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania, Virginia, California, and Nebraska. She has worked with a variety of entities, including local and state government, local and national non-profits, physician membership association, and the private sector and appreciates the opportunity to flex her entrepreneurial muscles in service to small-to-medium non-profits and local government agencies. In her free time, she loves to read, play outdoors, and spend time with her family and friends.



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Conversation Highlights


  • Andrea’s introduction to public health as a career path

  • Why she considers community connectedness to be the biggest public health problem

  • Insight into The Social Impact Studio Consulting, LLC and who they serve

  • How Andrea helps her clients strategize connection-building with (and within) their community

  • Three phases of the strategic planning lifecycle

  • How Andrea’s understanding of public health and epidemiology, respectively, has helped her better serve her clients and community and have a greater impact

  • Why data is so critical in the realm of public health

  • Andrea’s advice for those interested in working in her particular industry niche

  • How to connect with Andrea

  • Dr. Huntley’s unlikely mutual connection with Andrea


“I work with [my clients] to strategize about how you can go about building the connection and what it would mean and what you might need to change about your operations and how you're performing services to really build and sustain that connection.” — Andrea Lowe

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DrCHHuntley LLC is a public health consulting firm that specializes in epidemiology consulting, supporting large nonprofit organizations in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, and Florida that serve Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). We also provide nationwide public health consulting and epidemiology consulting support to BIPOC organizations across the United States.

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