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Martin (Marty) Martinez

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Martin (Marty) Martinez

Policy Director
California Pan-Ethnic Health Network
access to health care in communities of color
eliminating health disparities in communities of color
culturally competent health care and prevention strategies for African-American and Latino men
competent health care and prevention strategies for gay and bisexual men of color and transgendered individuals
culturally and linguistically competent physicians and dentists
AIDS policy advocacy and community organizing


Martin Martinez is policy director for the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network, an Oakland-based organization working to improve access to health care and eliminate health disparities by advocating for public policies and resources to address the health needs of communities of color. Martinez has served on the statewide Task Force on Culturally and Linguistically Competent Physicians and Dentists, the Office of the Patient Advocate's Cultural and Linguistic Services Workgroup, and other committees. Before joining CPEHN, he performed policy advocacy and community organizing for AIDS Project East Bay for five years. His past advocacy work has included advocating for increased program funds for communities of color, and for culturally competent care and prevention strategies for African-American and Latino men, and for gay and bisexual men of color and transgendered individuals. Martinez earned his master's in public policy from the University of California, Berkeley, and is a graduate of Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania.

654 13th Street
Oakland  California  94612
United States
Office Phone: 
(510) 832-1160
Office Fax: 
(510) 832-1175


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