Name of Engagement

Alumnus Works to Bring Health Equity for Virginians during COVID-19

Description

Gilbert Bland (’77) epitomizes service-centered leadership on behalf of his fellow Virginians. When the COVID-19 pandemic began affecting Virginians, Bland found yet another opportunity to lead through service. As a member of Sentara’s Health Equities Workgroup and with his familiarity of community needs from his work with the Urban League, Bland encouraged testing of underserved populations, including those in Harrisonburg. To learn more about Gilbert’s work, click here.

Web Presence

https://www.jmu.edu/news/2020/07/20-mm-gilbert-bland-connects-the-dots.shtml

Involvement

Involves Alums

Scope

JMU Campus Scope

Date

June 2020

Frequency

Ongoing (Currently in existence, year round)

Primary Focus of Program

Community and Economic development

Begin Date

6-2020

Areas of Engagement

Civic Engagement, Community Engagement

On/Off campus

Off campus

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