Tuesday Feb 27, 2024

The Future of Community Empowerment and Public Health Leadership with Dr. Flojaune Cofer

Dr. Flo Cofer, a passionate advocate for public health and mayoral candidate, shares her inspiring journey of striving for community well-being and social justice. With a background in epidemiology, Dr. Cofer discusses her vision of bringing transformative changes to public health policies, focusing on inclusivity and addressing the root causes of health disparities.

In this episode of the Culture Leaders Podcast, Dr. Cofer delves into her "why" - a personal mission fueled by her father's untimely death and the impact of public health policies on communities. She articulates her approach to public service, emphasizing the importance of participatory decision-making and advocating for policies that serve the broader community interests.

Join us as Dr. Cofer takes us through her aspirations for the city of Sacramento, sharing her perspectives on the intersection of public health and political leadership, and her dedication to creating a more equitable and healthy society.


Segmented Timestamps

  • [01:02] Dr. Cofer's motivation in public health and mayoral candidacy.
  • [03:14] Addressing health disparities in communities.
  • [07:21] The role of public health in shaping city policies.
  • [11:12] Vision for a more inclusive and healthy Sacramento.
  • [17:00] Dr. Cofer's approach to community engagement and leadership.
  • [22:11] Prioritizing public health issues in city governance.


Notable Quotes 

"My why really is rooted in my childhood. It comes from understanding that public health is about the number of years in our life and the amount of life in our years." - Flojaune Cofer


"We don't have to choose a reality that doesn't serve us." - Flojaune Cofer


“The bitter is the money in politics. The bitter is the fear and the kind of deeply entrenched way that we always do things. But the sweet are the people.” - Flojaune Cofer 


"We can't do it without the people in our community and we'll do it so much more efficiently and with so much more joy." - Flojaune Cofer 


"Everything we want is on the other side of hard work and everything we want is on the other side of being afraid of what might happen." - Flojaune Cofer



Reach Dr. Flo at:

Website: https://www.floformayor.com/



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