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Gloria Flores-Garcia

Expert Profile

Gloria Flores-Garcia

Director, Nuestro Canto de Salud Project
El Concilio of San Mateo County
Expertise: 
health of Latino residents in San Mateo County
health prevention and education in the Latino community
health disparities in San Mateo County's underserved communities
Latino families' access to and use of health services

Biography

Gloria Flores-Garcia is cofounder and director of Nuestro Canto de Salud, a program supporting and promoting health prevention and education in San Mateo County's Latino community. The program offers training, outreach, education and case management linked to health care for San Mateo County's underserved communities. The Nuestro Canto de Salud project is run by El Concilio of San Mateo County, a nonprofit coalition of organizations and individuals committed to improving the quality of life for Latinos and increasing access to quality and appropriate health care in San Mateo County. Flores-Garcia, who serves as associate director of El Concilio, has a long history of working in the community on social justice issues. She has served on several boards and councils, including the Spanish Speaking Citizens Foundation, American Diabetes Association, American Cancer Society, Seton Medical Center's Community Advisory Board and KCSM's Community Advisory Committee. She serves as regional coordinator of a statewide Community Health Worker/Promotora Project and as a member of the policy advisory board to a UCSF research project examining mixed-status Latino families' access to and use of health services. She is also past president of the Chicana/Latina Foundation.

1419 Burlingame Avenue, Suite N
Burlingame  California  94010
United States
Office Phone: 
(650) 373-1084
Office Fax: 
(650) 373-1090

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