Iris Reyes

Iris Reyes

Texas Latina Advocacy Network Field Coordinator

Iris@latinainstitute.org

Ms. Iris Y. Reyes serves as a Field Coordinator for Texas National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health. As Field Coordinator she advocates for Latino women and men social justice. Iris has many years of experience working with South Texas communities,’ promoting health education, reproductive justice, and working on eliminating social inequalities. She has served as a Community Health Worker/ Promotora along Cameron and Hidalgo counties in Texas for over 5 years.  

Prior to working with NLIRH she worked for the Texas University System facilitating, monitoring, and developing new evidence-based strategies for educational sessions on substance abuse, HIV, sexually transmitted infections and Zika. She has worked on advancing an evidence-based approach in the development of community-level health, behavioral health and social problems. She has been involved in public health and research projects locally, in cultural competence programs and research of food deserts. She attended Texas A&M University and graduated with a Master degree in Public Health, with concentration in Community Health Sciences. Iris has been part of the American Public Health Association Conference, Healthy Communities: Mental Health, Substance Abuse and HIV Prevention, and the Minority Health and Health Disparities Grantees’ Conference in Baltimore, MD.  She is also a published author in the Public Health Nursing and American Public Health Journals. 

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