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    Through the Institute for Inclusive Education, Jan Wulf-Schnabel lays the foundation for the society-wide recognition, promotion and use of the abilities of people with intellectual disabilities (PWDs). He opens up the educational sector for PWDs as teachers and thereby, not only creates meaningful jobs for them and increases the capacity of students to realize inclusion in their future professions, but also makes PWDs ambassadors for their own potential.

    By shifting the focus from 'unhealthy people' to systemic challenges, Denisa is empowering Navajo communities to take control of food policy and lead a movement toward food sovereignty in Navajo Nation.

    Sérgio Serapião is building a national movement to change the paradigm of old age in Brazil. Through networking and a replicable model of meetings, trainings, co-construction of new roles and forms of changemaking, and incubation of initiatives aimed at this public, Sérgio enables the acceleration of social innovation processes that have the elderly in the centre of attention as protagonists as much as beneficiaries.

    Jess has designed a new victim-centered way to report sexual assault, identify repeat offenders, and provide institutions – beginning with universities – with relevant data to guard against and respond to the problem.

    Through a comprehensive system that successfully brings together parents, teachers, social workers and psychologists, Michael is instilling and promoting resilience in high-risk, underserved children to recover from or positively adapt to adverse circumstances.

    Kristina Saffran and Project HEAL are building a new model of community-based peer support and care for people with eating disorders—while simultaneously working to eliminate the barriers between people with EDs and the full recovery they deserve.

    Scott Strode is building a new community-based network for supporting individuals in recovery from Substance Use Disorder (SUD). He is building a “tribe” through which community members can form meaningful strength-based relationships and build a sense of self-esteem and competence through group activities.

    By transforming the way thousands of young people age out of foster care, Sixto Cancel is transforming the overall child welfare and foster care system itself. He’s doing this by hacking the case management system to not only put young people in charge, but to use the data he gleans from successful experiences and in general to help improve and transform the roles of professionals across these systems, too.

    Claudia Thomas Riché is creating a collaborative network of nurses and positioning nurses as health changemakers within and beyond the clinic walls, into the community, in order to promote better health habits and disease prevention.