Yanira Cruz

Yanira Cruz is CEO and President of the National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA) in Washington, D.C.  NHCOA focuses on improving the quality of life for the older Latino population as well as their families and caregivers. She is an expert in public health, aging issues, and advocating for health programs and policies for Hispanics. Dr. Cruz is an adjunct faculty in the Department of Global Health at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University. She also serves on the Advisory Panel on Medicare that advises the Department of Health and Human Services to improve the effectiveness of a Medicare educational program. Prior to joining NHCOA, she served at several Hispanic focused health organizations including the Institute for Hispanic Health at the National Council of La Raza (NCLR).

CEO and President of the National Hispanic Council on Aging 

Areas of Expertise: Public Health, Aging Issues, Advocating For Health Programs and Policies For Hispanics

Location: Washington, D.C.

Contact Information: 

Phone: (202) 347- 9733

Fax: (202) 347- 9735

Email: ycruz@nhcoa.org 

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