Yanira Cruz, MPH, DrPH, is the President and CEO of the National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA). She also currently serves on the boards of the Consumer Health Foundation and the American Society on Aging, as well as the Advisory Panel on Medicare Education, which advises the Secretary of DHHS and the Administrator of CMS on government’s effectiveness in implementing a national Medicare education program. Dr. Cruz holds an adjunct faculty appointment at The George Washington University School of Public Health. Before joining NHCOA, she served as Executive Director/CEO of the Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools (HSHPS) after having worked as director of the Institute for Hispanic Health at the National Council of La Raza. Her primary focus is to provide a Hispanic perspective on public health and older adult issues, to increase policy-maker and public understanding of the needs impacting Hispanics and disenfranchised sectors of our society, and to encourage the adoption of programs and policies that serve everyone.
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM (EDT)
Wednesday, October 28