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Yuriko de la Cruz MPH, CPHQ

Deputy Director, Grassroots Organizing, NACHC

Yuriko de la Cruz, MPH, CPHQ (she/her/ella) is currently the Deputy Director, Grassroots Organizing within the Public Policy and Advocacy division at NACHC. She leads efforts to foster distributive leadership within the health center movement and build on the momentum of NACHC's newly implemented grassroots organizing in collaboration with health centers, PCAs, HCCNs, and key partners. She previously served as Deputy Director, Social Drivers of Health at NACHC when she joined the organization in March 2020. Yuriko is proficient in addressing the social drivers of health, cross-sectoral community engagement and facilitation; training and technical assistance; continuous quality improvement; population health; and human-centered design. She proudly serves as a board member of two nonprofit organizations in Allentown, PA: Resurrected Community Development Corporation, and Promise Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley; and two national organizations: Academy of Communication in Healthcare, and, Health Outreach Partners. Yuriko completed her undergraduate degree in Public Health from West Chester University and the Master of Public Health from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill.