Community Possibilities

Inspiring the Next Generation of Heroes: Deniece Chevannes

November 01, 2021 Deniece Chevanness Season 1 Episode 14
Community Possibilities
Inspiring the Next Generation of Heroes: Deniece Chevannes
Show Notes
In this episode, public health educator Deniece Chevanness of Hemophilia of Georgia joins us for an inspiring conversation about her work with youth. Deniece loves her work with the Georgia-based "Generation of Heroes" and their work with the Youth Twinning Project in the Dominican Republic sponsored by the World Federation of Hemophilia.

Health disparities are a reality in the US but are even more pronounced in poor countries. Deniece has a big heart for these youth and a deep commitment for being an advisor for youth. She is most interested in the community level factors that inspire, empower,  and strengthen youth to advocate for themselves and others with bleeding disorders.  To be effective and sustainability, the youth and adults must lead the work. As professionals we have to be humble enough to know we are not the subject matter experts. We can bring  our knowledge of public health and evaluation to the work, but those with disease must be centered.


Deniece's Bio
Deniece Chevannes is Senior Director of Grants Management at Hemophilia of Georgia. Deniece has a Master’s in public health and is an accomplished master certified health education specialist with over fifteen years of experience in public health. She has a diverse background, having worked in STI and HIV health, maternal-child health, and adolescent health. Currently, Deniece is a Doctor of Public Health student at the University of Georgia in the Department of Health Policy and Management. In addition to her role as Regional Director for the Southeast Regional Hemophilia Network; Ms. Chevannes also serves as the Chairwoman for Hemophilia Organization and Youth Twinnings for the World Federation of Hemophilia. Fully bilingual, Deniece’s work focuses on building capacity and empowering communities to improve systems to address complex health issues and implement sustainable change.

Get in Touch with Deniece: dichevannes@hog.org

Episode 3 with Christine VanHorne  mentioned in the podcast.

Music by: Zach Price