Mrs. Moreno (Lucy) is the Community Engagement Program Manager for the Department of Government and Community Affairs for Clinicas de Salud del Pueblo. Her focus and passion is community health, healthcare access, health justice, equity, education and prevention. Lucy is a strong believer in the importance of engaging and empowering students and young people in public health by creating opportunities for youth leadership roles and youth development through grassroots community based events.
She oversees the program grants for the department and coordinates a staff of twelve Health Navigators who provide education, enrollment, outreach and community health resources for Imperial and Riverside Counties. Her experience in community health includes, environmental health education, oral health services and prevention, behavior health, community engagement, health policy and advocacy.
Mrs. Moreno coordinates one of the largest free medical, dental and vision health fairs in the Coachella Valley, the Oasis Flying Doctors Event. This event has formed relationships and a network of local healthcare and oral health providers, who bring their expertise for uninsured families. In addition she was instrumental in starting the LULAC & Flying Doctors event in Riverside.
She has worked with the Latino communities for over twenty-five years, her experience as case manager for the Coachella Valley Unified School District allowed her to build trust and a relationship with the migrant population, which gave her a closer look at the health disparities of this demographic.
Mrs. Moreno has completed a Non-profit Management course at UCR and is currently taking the Advanced Non-profit Management course.
Lucy’s objective is to continue to play a significant role in improving community health through prevention, equity, education, community engagement, civic engagement and social justice.