Alberto Moreno, executive director of the Oregon Latino Health Coalition, launched the Oregon Health Equity Alliances’ Oregon Equity Project session with what he called a “radical idea”: that all should have “unabridged access to healthcare” and the “best culturally competent care possible.”
Oregon Latino Health Coalition
April 8, 2013 -- A patient came into a Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Clinic with diabetes, but try as the doctor might, the patient would not take the insulin that she was prescribed.
Enter: A community health worker.
July 31, 2012 -- With healthcare reform well under way at the federal and state level, Alberto Moreno, executive director of the Oregon Latino Health Coalition, believes the system needs to serve the needs of the Latino community.
“We found that there was a vacuum of Latino health advocates in decision-making in the state process,” Moreno said. “We knew there wasn’t anyone who was actively helping to inform state policy that impacted the half a million Latinos in Oregon. That became our calling.”