Last month I was honored to join MEDICC, a nonprofit organization that works to promote US-Cuba health collaboration, on an educational trip to Cuba. My father has always been a big admirer of Fidel Castro and I have always been intrigued by this country, wanting to...
Last October, I was honored by the staff and membership of the California Primary Care Association (CPCA) at a reception celebrating my 20 years at the helm of the organization. It was an amazing evening filled with longtime colleagues, mentors from throughout my...read more
On February 5, 2018, community health center advocates united across the country in a “Day of Demonstration” aimed at fixing the funding cliff impacting health centers and their patients. Advocates nationwide wore red and voiced concerns to their members of Congress...read more
With all that is going on at the federal level, including the potential loss of 70 percent of federal funding for health centers, it can be easy to lose sight of what is going on here in our own backyard. Our legislative leadership and our Governor have stood up for...read more
National Conference of State Legislators Capitol Forum attendees at San Ysidro Health Centers I had the great honor of attending the National Conference of State Legislatures Capitol Forum in Coronado, California on December 12th. This event is where legislators and...read more
Last Thursday, I had the honor of attending the Hispanas Organized for Political Equality’s (HOPE) 28th Anniversary Awards Dinner in Los Angeles. I have always been a strong supporter of HOPE and the important work it does in advancing Latinas. I have always admired...read more
This week we are celebrating community health centers on a national level as part of National Health Center Week. We are celebrating the community health center movement, the historic role health centers have played in community health, and the value they have in our...read more
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