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Being Exposed to Health Disparities as a US School System Prevention Specialist Triggered Lozano's Interest in the Community Health Worker Model

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MHE PublicationMHE September 2023
Volume 33
Issue 9

Nora Lozano-Evjen of Equality Health, is one of 12 winners in this year's Emerging Leaders in Healthcare feature. In an interview with MHE, Lozano-Evjen shared that after she moved to the United States from Mexico City, she became involved as a prevention specialist for two U.S. school districts, which introduced her to health and social disparities impacting underserved communities — especially those of color. The exposure to these realities pushed her toward the community health worker model she believes in today.

Nora Lozano-Evjen of Equality Health, is one of 12 winners in this year's Emerging Leaders in Healthcare feature. In an interview with MHE, Lozano-Evjen shared that after she moved to the United States from Mexico City, she became involved as a prevention specialist for two U.S. school districts.

Her time in each district introduced her to the number of health and social disparities impacting underserved communities — especially those of color were experiencing. Being exposed to these realities pushed her toward the community health worker model she believes in today.

In addition to this career moment, Lozano-Evjen shared a guilty pleasure of hers: breakfast for dinner, and a book she recommends those in healthcare should read: “The Body Keeps a Score” by Bessel van der Kolk, M.D..

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