Sana Chehimi, Director of Policy and Advocacy
Sana Chehimi, Director at Prevention Institute, staffs the Washington D.C. office where she directs projects that advance the momentum for equity oriented community prevention policy and practice at the federal, state and local levels. With a portfolio that includes Health Systems Transformation, Sana’s work emphasizes policy, communications and partnership development to achieve lasting and comprehensive structural and community changes that support health, equity and safety. Working across the country, she provides training and technical assistance to philanthropy, government agencies, coalitions, and community-based organizations on cutting-edge prevention practice and strategy development to address underlying community determinants of health and improve community health and equity. Sana provides staffing to the Convergence Partnership— a collaboration of eight leading philanthropic and health care organizations —to support strategy development and implementation that promotes their vision of Healthy People, Healthy Places. She is co-editor of Prevention Is Primary: Strategies for Community Wellbeing (jointly published by Jossey-Bass/Wiley and the American Public Health Association in 2007 and 2010.), one of the first academic texts on primary prevention. Prior to joining Prevention Institute in 2003, Sana worked in the HIV field. She speaks fluent Swedish and French as well as conversational Tunisian. She received her MPH in Health and Social Behavior from UC Berkeley.