Vayong Moua is director of racial and health equity advocacy for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota. Moua championed Blue Cross’ "Health in All Policies" investment and co-founded the Minnesota Complete Streets Coalition. Between 2015 and 2019 he chaired the Cultural and Ethnic Communities Leadership Council (CECLC) that catalyzed the Department of Human Service’s equity policy.
Public policy is a powerful tool for justice. It drives regional, state and federal investments that impact communities and the economy. When racial equity and economic inclusion are not prioritized and considered with intention in policymaking, the result is often inequitable policies, a loss in economic growth, and harmful impacts to Black, Indigenous, Latino and […]