Ariel Robbins, is the Program Director for the Dane County Health Council managing a portfolio of reproductive justice initiatives that connect clinical care activities with community-based programming. Connect Rx Wisconsin is a Care Coordination program that centers the impact of social determinants of health and addresses Black maternal child health inequities. The overall goal of Connect Rx is to eliminate racial health disparities resulting in low birth weight and increased infant mortality in the Black birthing population of Dane County.
She has worked in the non-profit health care sector for the past 9 years on projects with varying focus areas including access to health care, health equity, and health education. She received her Bachelor of Science in Community Health from the University of Texas at San Antonio and her Master of Public Health from the University of North Texas Health Science Center with a concentration in Management and Policy. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist and is also Certified in Public Health.
Advocacy and health promotion are at the heart of both her professional and personal life. She is the co-chair of the Community Whole Health section of the Wisconsin Public Health Association, Treasurer for the African American Health Network of Dane County and is a member Global Shapers -Madison Hub. In her downtime, she enjoys volunteer work and is especially proud to mentor black youth who are experiencing adverse home-life situations.