JoAnn Ford advocates for health in Iron Triangle

JoAnn Ford is a Richmond native and has raised seven children in the Iron Triangle. After battling several health issues herself, she has become an advocate for improving health outcomes in Richmond. Through her work with Building Blocks for Kids, JoAnn raises awareness in the community around issues like access to healthy foods and increasing recreational activities. Here, JoAnn shares her story.

Jake Nicol, U.C. Berkeley graduate student, produced and edited this film.


  1. JoAnn is an incredible leader in the Richmond community, I’m proud to be her colleague

  2. debra

    JoAnn Ford that’s my favorite Aunt name, she also live in Richmond as well as myself.
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