Linda Bowen Named Fellow, Will Contribute To Projects In The Delta, On Race And Social Determinants Of Health
Washington, DC, November 6 — Linda Bowen, a respected leader in violence prevention and community building, has joined the FrameWorks Institute as a Fellow. Her portfolio will include projects in the Mid South Delta (Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi), as well as contributing to FrameWorks' growing body of research and applications on race and community.
Bowen, based in Washington, DC, will work with FrameWorks President Susan Nall Bales to ensure that research is responsive to the needs of diverse communities and that FrameWorks' applications materials are designed for their specific use.
"Linda's work is all about bringing people together to create meaningful change," said Bales in announcing the appointment. "Communications is one tool that can facilitate that process. But it requires sensitivity to the community context if it is to prove effective. Linda will be a bridge builder for FrameWorks, helping us tailor our work to better serve the needs of the diverse coalitions with whom we work."
For more than ten years, Linda Bowen has served as executive director of the Institute for Community Peace in Washington, D. C. She has over twenty-five years of experience in violence prevention, program management and development, policy analysis, research and community building. Prior to joining ICP as its founding director, she served as Special Assistant to the Commissioner of the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Department of Health and Human Services during the Clinton Administration. As assistant dean for enrollment and placement at the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago, Bowen developed mentor programs for minority students and a recruitment program increasing the enrollment of racial and ethnic minorities. She also developed programs for a national research and demonstration project to improve child and family outcomes in a major public housing project in Chicago. She has served on Expert Panels on Evaluation and Dissemination, Youth Violence Prevention and Preventing Intimate Partner Violence for the Center for Injury Prevention, Centers for Disease Control. Bowen is a board member of Stop It Now! and Close to Home. She has authored or co-authored reports on adolescent pregnancy and parenting, women's issues and issues related to poverty, violence prevention and community building.
The FrameWorks Institute is a national nonprofit think tank devoted to framing public issues. Its work is based on Strategic Frame Analysis™, a multi-method, multi-disciplinary approach to empirical research. FrameWorks designs, commissions, publishes, explains and applies communications research to prepare nonprofit organizations to expand their constituency base, to build public will, and to further public understanding of specific social issues — the environment, government, race, children's issues and health care, among others. Its work is unique in its breadth — from qualitative, quantitative and experimental research to applied communications toolkits, advertising campaigns, regional and on-line workshops, and active list-serv discussion groups.