FACTOR convenes Community Stakeholders to assess and strategically improve the health and well- being of local residents.
A collaborative community, committed to sustaining the highest quality of life and well-being for all residents.
Upstream Thinking and Downstream Issues
Please see this 80 second video at this Link
Fayette FACTOR is involved in Upstream Thinking to help address Downstream Issues that threaten the well-being of the community
How does Fayette FACTOR facilitate community well-being?
By working with the community to identify and address “upstream” root causes of downstream negative impacts.
An Example of “downstream” impacts of Mental Health Issues in Fayette County:
As the Executive Director for Fayette FACTOR, Dawn Oparah has spent over 40 years working in the human services field. In 1995 Dawn Co-Founded Amadi Leadership Associates, Inc., a consulting firm that offers training and consultation in organizational development, community capacity building, management, leadership development, school improvement strategies, and human development. Dawn provided Technical Assistance to non-profit organizations in the areas of organizational improvement, board development, sustainability planning, strategic planning, marketing, program planning, evaluation, and resource development. Prior to becoming a consultant Dawn served as a university administrator, instructor, schoolteacher, school principal, government administrator, and a college lecturer abroad. Dawn is the author of the book “Make a World of Difference: 50 Asset Building Activities to Help Teens Explore Diversity." Dawn co-authored a chapter in the book Empowerment Evaluation in 2015. She has served on 24 local, regional and statewide boards including the board and executive board of the Fayette Chamber of Commerce for six years. Dawn was also a co-founder for AVPRIDE, Inc. A resident of Fayette County for over 30 years, Dawn has been married for over 40 years and has 4 adult offspring and 4 grandchildren.