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Episode #21 Health Equity Transformation Consultant, Harvey Kennedy-Pitt, MPH


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Overview

Dr. Huntley interviews Harvey Kennedy-Pitt, an educator, scientist, and multi-founder of Unstuckk, a health equity consultancy. They discuss the intersection of public health and entrepreneurship, the importance of adaptation in building capacity, and the differences in public health approaches between the UK and the US. Harvey shares his journey into public health and entrepreneurship, the skills he brings from previous experiences, and the challenges and rewards of being a public health entrepreneur. He emphasizes the variety and surprise of the work, the need for consultants in the field, and the importance of advancing health equity through strategic thinking and implementation.


Meet Harvey Kennedy-Pitt


Harvey is an internationally educated scientist, community health equity strategist, and thought leader with experience spanning science, healthcare, education, public health research, leadership, and management. He is a

multi-founder with a well-established track record of designing and implementing relevant, high-impact public health programs and initiatives, with particular expertise in leading geographically dispersed teams. Within the

health equity space, Harvey specializes in the designed and development of interventions that help optimize sexual health access for racially and sexually minoritized individuals. Having recently completed his Doctorate of Public Health (DrPH) studies at the University of Chester, he now works with a range of people and organizations, advising on the implementation of strategy, inform policy development and best practice, and design sustainable, transformative health equity initiatives. He is also a former charity CEO, accomplished string musician, budding gardener, and...you guessed it...an entrepreneur!



Takeaways


  • Adaptation is key in building capacity and avoiding reinventing the wheel.

  • Public health approaches differ between the UK and the US, with the UK focusing more on asset-based perspectives.

  • Previous experiences in education, community organizing, and founding organizations can provide valuable skills for public health entrepreneurship.

  • The journey of public health entrepreneurship involves both variety and challenges, such as proposal and bid writing and dealing with rejection.

  • Public health entrepreneurs play a crucial role in advancing health equity through strategic thinking and implementation.

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