ASU Office of Community Health, Engagement, and Resiliency

2021 ASU President's Medal for Social Embeddedness Recipient



ASU’s Office of Community Health, Engagement, and Resiliency’s (ASU OCHER) mission is to co-create interventions with communities that focus on inherent strengths and assets that promote resiliency, especially with underserved communities of color, and to create or strengthen pathways of opportunity for all people to achieve their full potential.


As such, we are deeply embedded in communities to promote health, well-being, and resiliency hand-in-hand with our community partners. Our work aims to build community capacity and solve complex social problems through partnership in order that we are all stronger, communities are empowered, and together we achieve positive social change. 
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In this webinar, we will begin with an overview of two interconnected topics: social determinants of health and resilience. Dr. Pottinger will then focus on introducing the importance of early intervention, describe modifiable resilience factors, and discuss the power of positive childhood experiences (PCEs). She will also share recent examples and stories, through this lens, from her community-based work to strengthen resilience for children and families along the Arizona, US - Sonora, MX border region.


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