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Dr. Ilan Shapiro

Medical Director
& Pediatrician

Dr. Ilan Shapiro was born and raised in Mexico City, he had the honor of being the liaison between Mexico and the World Health Organization after finishing Med School. This was the moment that proved to Dr. Shapiro that healthcare systems need to be connected with the most important aspect: the community.

Currently actively involved creating Binational Public Health Programs to reach Hispanic communities on both sides of the border; he was invited to become a part of The White House Hispanic Policy Group and became a spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Since 2009, Dr. Shapiro has been regularly appearing on several national and international outlets (such as CNN, NBC, Telemundo, Univision, EstrellaTV and radio) to share information about emerging healthcare topics; translating “Medicalish” to an understandable language.

President & Founder
Día de la Mujer Latina 

In 2018, Venus retired as faculty member at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, teaching cultural competence and health literacy, as well as conducting research on Latino medical mistrust.

Venus founded Día de la Mujer Latina, Inc., (DML), in 1997 as a national non-profit organization, celebrating its signature health fiesta in 40 states, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Dominican Republic, providing the medically underserved Latina community with culturally and linguistically proficient health education, early detection screening for chronic diseases, culturally-tailored preventive programs for Latino teens and patient-centered navigation.

Guadalupe Cornejo

Faculty Member
Northwest Vista College,
Community Health Worker Program

Guadalupe Cornejo is a faculty member of Northwest Vista College Community Health Worker Program. She is co-founder and lead organizer of the San Antonio Community Health Workers Association. Guadalupe has thirteen years of experience working as a community health worker in clinical/research, and community settings. In efforts to support the training and professional development of CHWs, Guadalupe leads and facilitates continuing education, workshops, and workforce development advocacy efforts to help advance CHW employment opportunities.

National Latino Engagement Director 
Compassion and Choices

María D. Ulloa-Otero is an immigrant, community leader, public health educator and grassroots activist who has dedicated her more than 27 years as a health professional to social justice and dismantling oppression, empowering communities to have a voice in their health and healthcare. She co-founded Nuestra Salud, a community-based organization whose mission is to reduce health disparities affecting Hispanic communities in New Mexico through research, training and outreach. Since 2016 she has served as executive director for the New Mexico Community Health Worker Association, which houses Nuestra Salud. María works with minority populations on maternal child health, reproductive rights, tobacco-use prevention, chronic disease risk factors and end-of-life options. She is currently leading efforts to support equity through the Community Health Workers workforce, including Spanish-speaking promotoras, in part by adapting evidence-based interventions – such as brief tobacco interventions – for delivery in Spanish and in a meaningful cultural context.


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Past Events

The science behind effective vaccine messaging and approaches to reaching Hispanic communities

Thursday, Feb 24, 2021 2:00 P.M. EST

Join The Public Goods Projects and the Partnering for Vaccine Equity program to learn strategies and best practices for designing effective vaccine messages.

• Vaccine messaging strategies
• Creating culturally relevant and creative vaccine messages
• Building a network of trusted messengers on social media

All about the COVID-19 vaccine for children

Thursday, Jan 12, 2021 11:00 A.M. PST

The Health Initiative of the Americas hosted an event where listeners were invited to participate in the two-hour Summit, where experts discuss vaccines against Covid-19 for children. Topics covered included:

• How vaccines have been made.
• What opportunities and challenges do children have in the face of Covid-19?
• Learn to communicate effective messages with your community

Este evento es en español.

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Thursday, Nov 11, 2021 10:00 A.M. PST

So #COVIDvaccines are now available for children <12 years of age… #booster shots are being pushed out… questions on the effects of #vaccines on #pregnantwomen & children are roaming… AND everyone is looking to YOU for the answers…


Thursday, Aug 19, 2021 09:00 A.M. PST

The Latinx COVID-19 Task Force is hosting a town hall in partnership with the HHS Juntos Si Podemos Campaign. This town hall is meant to create a safe space for families, students, caregivers, teachers and anyone in the community to have an open conversation about COVID-19 with panelists.