JODY MCINTOSH is an experienced community engagement professional adept at employing a public health lens to drive outcomes. Her interdisciplinary experience spans from research, implementation, and advocacy for harm reduction initiatives, peer-based recovery programs and volunteer management in a food-as-medicine program for the seriously ill. Most recently, she provided oversight for day habilitation and community inclusion programs for the intellectually and developmentally disabled. Her passion for integrating social justice, advocacy, and public health is further reinforced by her membership in NeXT Philadelphia, the young professionals arm of the Urban League of Philadelphia and as a trustee for the George & Enid Brooks Foundation. Jody earned her MPH from Drexel University and her B.S. in Public Health from Rutgers University.
Travis County has administered more than 861,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, and data shows that nearly 30% of residents age 16 and older are partially vaccinated. Yet, health leaders warn that there are at least half a million people in the county who are still particularly vulnerable to contracting and dying from the virus. FUSE will partner with Travis County to institute a cohesive, countywide approach across providers for vaccine administration and operations long-term. FUSE will merge the current strategies of public and private providers, align resources, and amplify best practices, preparing the county for the rollout of an eventual booster vaccine campaign and, ultimately, supporting the smooth and equitable administration of this potentially life-saving vaccine.