Durrell J. Fox, BS, CHW
Health Equity Consultant & JSI Technical Advisor
Massachusetts Department of Public Health Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund

Durrell Fox is a community health worker (CHW) with over 25 years of experience in providing outreach, direct services, case management support and advocacy for HIV-positive adolescents/young adults, their families and communities. He currently is a health equity consultant, but continues his CHW role by coordinating and staffing a young men's rites of passage program on Saturdays in Boston. In October 2015, he joined JSI as a technical advisor to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund.

Mr. Fox has been involved in local, state, regional and national CHW workforce development efforts since 1991. He served as one of the founding members of the CHW Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA), the American Association of CHWs, the Massachusetts Association of CHWs, and the New England CHW Coalition. He also serves as co-chair of the reader’s panel for the CHW Core Competencies National Project and as a member of the Advisory Workgroup for the Massachusetts CHW Board of Certification. He serves on the faculty for the Holyoke Community College Foundations of Health CHW certificate course.

Mr. Fox is involved in multiple community-based initiatives related to HIV/AIDS, CHWs, adolescents/ young adults, and the elimination of health and healthcare disparities. He has served as a member of the New England Regional Health Equity Council since 2011. He served on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Public Health Association, the state affiliate of APHA, from 2006-2012. His past and current roles on APHA include an appointed or elected member of the APHA Executive Board from 2009-2015 and a current council member of the CHW Section and the HIV/AIDS Section.

Mr. Fox is one of two sons of Massachusetts state representative Gloria Fox. He is the proud father of six children and the proud grandfather of two grandchildren. He has volunteered at the Paul Robeson Institute for Positive Self Development for approximately 20 years. This Saturday program is operated by Concerned Black Men of Massachusetts and focuses on coordinating programming for high school students (i.e., the D2 Program).