Dr. Michele Grim is a public health advocate, aiming to strengthen effective responses to public health emergencies and access to medical care. On the city council, Michele is standing up for a healthier and safer community by establishing Toledo City Council’s Health Promotion & Access Committee and currently serves as the chair.
Michele has led preventive healthcare initiatives as an epidemiologist and health educator by increasing funding for community clinics and developing healthcare programs. She has done public policy research and data analysis on health promotion and gun violence prevention. Michele supports funding for healthcare and essential services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, and she promotes trauma-informed crisis intervention training and effective laws that stop domestic gun violence.
She also worked with AIDS organizations and projects, and she volunteered as a rape crisis counselor. She coordinated sexual assault education and prevention programs at the University of Toledo and volunteered as a health educator at Planned Parenthood’s Teen Clinic. She helped organize Toledo’s delegation to the March for Women’s Lives.
Michele is a member of the Toledo Federation of Teachers Local 250 and Guild Freelancers and a past member of United Steelworkers and the Service Employees International Union.