As a member of the community, Destinee has devoted her years of living in Baltimore to grass root structures that continuously aid in positive change and movements. Through her work with various individuals, multiple organizations, and initiated causes, Destinee believes that a better Baltimore means Promoting Safer Neighborhoods, Decreasing Health Disparities, and Strengthening Families. As your 43rd District Delegate and Central Committee member, Destinee is dedicated to stand beside you, stand with you, and stand for you.
Promoting Safer Neighborhoods
Safer neighborhoods are inclusive of the space in which we live, the employment opportunities provided, and the educational resources available. Promoting Safer Neighborhoods will instill the importance for our residents to be included in civic engagement to ensure the expansion of our educational system (pre-K through college), adequate distribution of resources to decrease homelessness and the risk factors associated, and environmental justice. Promoting Safer Neighborhoods will level set our communities, further strengthening our families and decreasing health disparities.
Decreasing Health Disparities
The leading causes of death in Baltimore City include cancer, stroke, and chronic lower respiratory diseases, increased obesity, and a high rate of HIV. Decreasing health disparities for our communities is derived of ensuring that there is an acute focus on the causes affecting our communities, implementing easy access tools and resources in relation to better quality healthy care, and increasing preventative measures. By decreasing health disparities, the confidence of our residents will increase, further strengthening our families and promoting safer neighborhoods.
By strengthening families, we will be able to increase academic performance, improve social competencies, and reduce high-risk behaviors leading to drug usage and violence. Through family strengthening initiatives, our community can create bonds that stimulate the decrease of health disparities and the promotion of safer neighborhoods.