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Mr. Happy Makes It Happen

howardsandersThis guy puts a smile on everyone’s face! Announcing the November National Community Health Advocate of the Month, Howard “Mr. Happy” Sanders, II – School Based Program Coordinator at Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center in Jackson, Mississippi. Howard first became involved with health centers as a community volunteer. His dedication and expertise quickly vaulted him into a staff position, where he earned the nickname “Mr. Happy” from coworkers for his nfectious positive energy and creative efforts to engage the staff and community in advocating on behalf of health centers. Sanders jumped at the chance to lead the heatlh center advocacy steering committee, recruiting eight colleagues to join the effort and drive the Jackson-Hinds advocacy machine. Never one to sit still long, after organizing policy education workshops and advocacy trainings for his colleagues, Howard took his advocacy efforts into the community – recruiting dozens of new health center advocates and attracting the attention and involvement of key government and civic leaders! Howard makes us happy just thinking about tireles advocacy efforts– that’s why he’s our National Community Health Advocate of the Month for November!