Meet Mildred Thompson, an experienced Health Consultant and Coach.
Beyond knowledge…to mastery. Given our continually evolving context, it is critical that we are trained and prepared to meet today’s challenges. That we go beyond a promise fulfilled to achieving even greater success and impact.
MT Design and Consulting seeks to be a catalyst in uncovering dormant skills and talents and supporting others as they navigate an often unsettled work landscape. Our belief is that individuals and organizations can succeed when equipped with adequate tools, resources, and support, combined with bold confidence and optimism. We serve as motivators for progressive change and the unfoldment of new ideas, as well as assist in the creation of pathways to positive action.
Mildred Thompson, health equity consultant, trainer, and coach, has been working to address gaps in health inequities since the beginning of her career. She has been a fierce advocate for those suffering from the disproportionate burden of health disparities and racial injustice. Her belief is that until we dismantle existing systems of oppression and replace them with policies, practices, and systems that significantly meet the needs of those most impacted, everything else is temporary and ineffective.
Thompson served at Policylink for 17 years as Senior Director and Director of the Center for Health Equity and Place. Her work primarily focused on understanding the connections between race, place, and health. Working with others, she was instrumental in affecting policy change, increasing public awareness about environmental factors that contribute to poor health outcomes, and initiated critical partnerships and collaborations leading to meaningful impact.
She worked with foundations, such as The California Endowment and Robert Wood Johnson, to reduce the impact of asthma and childhood obesity on families and communities through collective action. In addition, she convened progressive public health departments across the country to promote systemic institutional change.
Prior to joining PolicyLink, Mildred was Director of Alameda County Public Health Department's Community Health Services Division; Director of Healthy Start, a federal initiative to reduce infant mortality; and Director of San Antonio Neighborhood Health Center.
As a practitioner in her earlier years, Mildred worked as a nurse, social worker, child and family therapist, and as a diversity-focused organizational development consultant. She has taught at Mills College in Oakland, CA and San Francisco State University.
Thompson has an MSW from NYU, a BS in Psychology, and an AAS in Nursing. She has served on several boards and commissions, including: