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2021 HIP Annual Community Forum


Y Adelante 

Advancing Recovery and Equity
Beyond COVID-19

Keynote Speaker

Ysabel Duron

Ysabel Duron is the founder of The Latino Cancer Institute, a national network of Latino agencies dedicated to diminish cancer risk.  An award-winning journalist, Duron’s current national work focuses on capacity building in racial and ethnic communities to partner in systems change to address inequities.





Thursday, 11:00am to 12:30pm


We emerge from this virtual convening in gratitude, with hope for what the future holds. The past year and a half have been immensely challenging. Pre-existing racial inequities have deepened, undermining communal well-being yet also clarifying the imperative to transform the systems intended to support health, opportunity, and flourishing for all.

As we observed during the Forum, our Santa Cruz County community has remained focused and committed to improving health outcomes day by day, in pandemic times and beyond. We credit an inspiring group of extremely dedicated local leaders who have called forth effective action from every corner of the community. Thank you to all of these leaders, and especially to Cat Willis, Jennifer Herrera, Maria Cadenas, Steve McKay, and members of the Safety Net Clinic Coalition, for inspiring our community to continue working together!

Forum Moderator and Expert Panel

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Listen Again!

Thank you for taking part in a conversation focused on creating an environment where all Santa Cruz residents can thrive. We invite you to listen again - or for the first time to the words of Ysabel Duron and our panelists. Please share them with others and invite new conversations about how to work together to close racial health gaps. Access the recording here.

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Community Impact Award Awardee
Safety Net Clinic Coalition

Santa Cruz County Watsonville and Emeline Health Centers, Santa Cruz Community Health, Salud Para La Gente, Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Dientes Community Dental, Janus, Encompass Community Services, Community Health Trust of Pajaro Valley/Diabetes Health Center, and Dignity Health Mobile Van

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