Paula Saldana

Paula Saldana

Field Coordinator for the Texas RAL

paula@latinainstitute.org

Paula Saldana serves as a Field Coordinator for Texas RAL.  She works with her team to organize the Latino women and men to raise their voices in Texas. Paula has many years of experience in community/political organizing, and a commitment to reproductive health and rights and/or social justice issues. She is an active member of the South Texas Promotora Association. She is also a Leader with the Latina National Institute, Red de Abogacía.

Paula has worked as a CHW for close to 20 years, and has advocated for her community in Brownsville, Cameron County, and South Texas across a range of venues, including the Rachel Maddow Show. She has extensive teaching, advocacy, and capacity building experience. Paula has co-authored multiple presentations across Texas and the country, including sessions at the National Rural Health Association Multicultural & Minority Health Conference, the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, the M.D. Anderson HPV/Cervical Cancer Summit, the Texas Breast Health Summit, and the Texas Gulf Coast CHW/Promotores Association Annual Conference. In October 2016, Paula received the APHA (American Public Health Association) Outstanding Community Health Worker Award. In December 2016 she received a Key to Success recognition from the Cameron County Health and Social Services Department. In May 2014, Paula was named a finalist for the Esther B. Holderby Award at the CHW Unity Conference in Baltimore, Maryland.

 

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