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Conversation Matters - Portia J - Active Steps Coaching

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Portia Jackson, DrPH, MPH has founded Active Steps Coaching on the principles that guide her own life. Her passion for public health has driven her academic goals and professional pursuits in the government, academic, and private sectors. Portia received her bachelor's degree from Stanford University, her Masters of Public Health degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and her Doctorate of Public Health degree from University of California, Los Angeles. Her dissertation research focused on the development of sustainable public-private partnerships to address childhood obesity at the local level. She has also helped to develop obesity prevention programming for Head Start children, parents, and staff. Her proudest personal pursuits include completing her doctorate, a half marathon, and a full marathon. In her spare time, she enjoys serving as a mentor and speaker for inner-city youth. Portia developed Active Steps Coaching to help others identify and achieve goals that will significantly enhance their lives.