Black Champions For Health: Kenn L. Harris

President of the National Healthy Start Association and researcher and national advisor on men's health

New Haven Healthy Start

"Celebrating Black Champions for Health" series

Kenn L. Harris is Vice President of Community Engagement at The Community Foundation and the Director of the New Haven Federal Healthy Start program. His maternal and child health, public health and fatherhood/male involvement experience spans more than 25 years. Kenn is the President of the National Healthy Start Association, in Washington, D.C., and co-creator of the Core Adaptive Model (CAM®) for Fatherhood, an evidenced-based model for fatherhood programs. Kenn is a national expert and facilitator on topics including community engagement, fatherhood, racism and equity. He is a researcher and national advisor on men's health. Kenn recently coauthored and published an article, "The Health of Young African American Men" in the Journal of the American Medical Association (2015). As the original Director of New Haven Healthy Start, there is no question that Kenn is one of this year's ...

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