Manmeet Kaur '12

Manmeet Kaur '12

Executive Director and Founder, City Health Works

www.cityhealthworks.com

Manmeet Kaur ’12 (pronounced “mun-meeth kawr”) is the founder and executive director of City Health Works, and has been a champion for healthier communities and equitable livelihoods for the past 10 years. City Health Works is a community health organization that utilizes local health coaches to support population health management in local neighborhoods.

Before launching City Health Works, Kaur was an advisor to the Earth Institute’s strategy on the retention and financing of community health workers in the Millennium Villages Project, which has contributed to the One Million Community Health Worker Campaign across Sub-Saharan Africa. In launching City Health Works, Kaur saw the potential for reverse innovation from lower cost community health systems across the world applied to domestic health.

Kaur incubated City Health Works while a student at Columbia Business School, with the goal of creating an organization that harnesses the power of community members to create jobs and improve health in New York City. She also has BA in History/Anthropology from Barnard College, where she was selected as a Third Millennium Human Rights fellow. She was born and raised in New York City and lives in Harlem with her husband and son.

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