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Janice Johnson Dias


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Welcome to my website. I am so delighted to share with you a fuller version of myself. Here you can learn more about me and join me on this journey to create a more equitable world. I strongly believe that each of us has the capacity to help build a better society by attending to ourselves, caring for those around us and being connected with others.

Dr. Janice Johnson Dias, co-creator of the GrassROOTS Community Foundation (GCF), a public health and social justice organization that develops, scales, and funds community health initiatives for impoverished women and girls, has been described as a force of nature. Janice is a scholar-activist whose life’s work is developing research-informed, innovative solutions to the challenges facing the urban poor, particularly underserved black mothers and their children. Dr. Johnson Dias currently lives in West Orange, New Jersey, with her husband, Scott Dias, a geographer, their daughter Marley, and dog Philly.

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