Xavier Lofton, MPH (he/him/his) works on Prevention Institute’s Safety and Wellbeing team. His community-driven approach to health equity work is rooted in principles of racial justice and social justice, as the three are inseparable. Prior to joining PI, Xavier served multiple roles within the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. His work within chronic disease and violence prevention is guided by asset-based community framing. Xavier was a 2018 Health Equity Awakened fellow with Human Impact Partners, which further grounded his systems-based approach to addressing health inequities. In the fight for clean water equity Xavier has coordinated research projects within the School District of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, further documenting the need for equitable systemic improvements to existing community assets in large cities. Xavier began his 10-year city government career with Parks and Recreation, guiding youth through their transition to the workforce before managing a recreation center near the West Philadelphia community where he was raised. Xavier received his Master of Public Health degree from Drexel University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations with a minor in Sociology from Hofstra University.