Jacquelyn S. Dalton, MPH

Director of Community Engagement

Jacquelyn S. Dalton is an experienced public health professional and social change agent with expertise in social determinants of health, health equity, health & well-being, community engagement, and community health. As the director of the Health Equity Cooperative at the national nonprofit Health Leads, Jacquelyn works closely with executive sponsors and other stakeholders to develop a cross-sector collaborative for health equity that centers on advocating for, investing in and spreading learnings from communities across the United States. At Health Leads, Jacquelyn and her colleagues aim to work with local and national communities and health systems to address systemic causes of inequity and disease by removing barriers that keep people from identifying, accessing, and choosing resources everyone needs to be healthy. A vision of health, dignity, and well-being for every person in every community fuels Health Leads. Jacquelyn's community involvement currently includes serving on the Board of the Tennessee Kidney Foundation, serving as the Health Committee Chair of Nashville NAACP, and being Co-Chair of the Greater Nashville Health Disparities Coalition. She also participates in multiple regional collaboratives focusing on maternal health and universal healthcare. Jacquelyn's work has led her to partner with various stakeholders, including policymakers, healthcare providers, elected officials, philanthropists, grassroots leaders, and community health workers. In the fall of 2021, Jacquelyn received Nashville Black 40 Under 40 Award and was nominated for Nashville's CABLE'S 2022 Youth Professional ATHENA award. Jacquelyn graduated magna cum laude from Fisk University and received her Masters of Public Health (MPH) degree at Tennessee State University. She has also been certified in Public Health (CPH) and as a Health Education Specialist (CHES) and provides training on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Antiracism, Cultural Humility, Unconscious Bias, Social Justice, and Health Equity.