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America Bracho

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America Bracho

Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer
Latino Health Access
health promotion and disease prevention in the Latino community
health needs of Latinos in Orange County
minority women's health
community organizing
diabetes education
HIV and AIDS outreach programs


Dr. America Bracho is the founder, president and CEO of Latino Health Access, a center for health promotion and disease prevention in Santa Ana, Calif. This center was created under her leadership to assist with the multiple health needs of Latinos in Orange County. Latino Health Access encourages empowerment for the Latino community and uses participatory approaches to community health education. The programs train community health workers as leaders of wellness and change. Dr. Bracho worked as a physician in her native Venezuela for several years. She came to the U.S. to obtain a master's degree in public health at the University of Michigan. Dr. Bracho created and directed the AIDS projects for Latino family Services in Detroit, Mich. The program took a comprehensive approach to HIV education, creating programs addressing the need for jobs, parenting classes, women health services and drug treatment. Dr. Bracho has been a trainer, presenter and consultant for numerous government and private agencies around the nation including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, The National Council of La Raza, the University of Michigan, and The U.S.\"Mexico Border Association. In the past, Dr. Bracho has been involved with the Spanish-speaking media as host of a daily radio talk show on health and as a newspaper columnist. She is recognized at the local, regional and national level for her expertise in Latino health issues, health education, minority women's health, community organizing, diabetes education and HIV.

1701 N. Main Street, Suite 200
Santa Ana  California  92706
United States
Office Phone: 
(714) 542-7792
Office Fax: 
(714) 542-4853


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