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Yolanda Partida

Expert Profile

Yolanda Partida

National Program Director, Hablamos Juntos
Center for Medical Education and Research, University of California, San Francisco
Expertise: 
language barriers to health care among Latinos
uninured and ethnic populations and health care
health administration
U.S.-Mexico border and health care
community health
cultural and linguistic issues affecting patient care

Biography

Yolanda Partida brings 25 years of experience in public and private health administration as national program director for Hablamos Juntos, an initiative that examines language barriers to health care for Latinos. She has worked with and on behalf of many different groups of underserved populations, including the uninsured, the U.S.-Mexico border population, and other ethnic communities. Partida has served as deputy director of community health for the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency, assistant director of ambulatory care for the Fresno County Health Services Agency, and senior manager with The Lewin Group, a private policy, research and management consulting firm. She also served as a member of the Institute of Medicine's Committee on Communication for Behavior Change in the 21st century, which published \"Speaking of Health: Assessing Health Communication Strategies for Diverse Population.\" Partida is founder and executive director of The Partida Group, a health policy, research and management consulting firm specializing in diverse populations. Currently, she is working on two expert panels convened by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations to learn how hospitals are addressing cultural and linguistic issues that impact the quality and safety of patient care. Partida holds a doctorate in public administration.

UCSF Fresno Center for Medical Education & Research
155 North Fresno St.
Fresno  California  93701
United States
Office Phone: 
(559) 241-6509
Office Fax: 
(559) 241-6532

Announcements

The pandemic has thrown into brutal relief the extent to which the U.S. health care system produces worse outcomes for patients of color. And yet there has been scant focus on one of the biggest drivers of structural racism in health care: How doctors and hospitals are paid. In this webinar, we’ll highlight the ways in which the health care system’s focus on money and good grades is shortchanging the health of communities of color. Sign-up here!

U.S. children and teens have struggled with increasing rates of depression, anxiety and suicidal behavior for much of the past decade. Join us as we explore the systemic causes and policy failures that have accelerated the crisis and its inequitable impact, as well as promising community-driven approaches and evidence-based practices. The webinar will provide fresh ideas for reporting on the mental health of youth and investigating the systems and services. Sign-up here!

The USC Center for Health Journalism at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is seeking two Engagement Editors and a social media consultant to join its team. Learn more about the positions and apply.

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