director Zenobia Barlow delivers a public lecture on February 3, 2011 at the
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Center for Health Policy at the
University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Her talk, ""Systems Thinking, Food Systems, and Leadership: Solving for Pattern," explores the implications for health policy of the foundational concepts on which the work of the Center for Ecoliteracy is based.
The RWJF Center is a collaborative project between the Robert Wood Johnson
Foundation and the University of New Mexico. The purpose of the Center is to
increase the diversity of professionals with formal training in economics, political science, and sociology engaged in health services and
health policy research. The Center seeks to become a nationally
recognized locus for research to inform
health policy debates and to prepare a new generation of
health policy leaders through on-the-job research, policy analysis training,
leadership development, and community capacity building.
The RWJF Center is dedicated to
increasing the number of social and health
scientists from Latino, American Indian and other racial and ethnic communities
which are underrepresented in these fields.
Zenobia Barlow, executive director of the Center for Ecoliteracy (www.ecoliteracy.org), coauthored Ecoliterate: How Educators Are Cultivating Emotional, Social, and Ecological Intelligence (Jossey-Bass, 2012) and coedited Ecological Literacy: Educating Our Children for a Sustainable World (Sierra Club Books, 2005) and Ecoliteracy: Mapping the Terrain (Learning in the Real World, 1999), in addition to her role leading the Center’s grant-making, educational, and publishing programs.