Name: Marco Meneses
Country: United States
My name is Marco Meneses, completed a BSc in Nutrition and MS in Public Health at Universidad de Antioquia in Medellin, Colombia, 1980. Completed a MS in Training and Development (adult education and business) at St Francis University in Chicago, 2003. I has been working and training community health workers in Colombia and overseas from 1978 to 1994. (Honduras, Guatemala, Equatorial Guinea, Angola, Sudan, Egypt and Somalia) With Kane County and Cook County (Illinois) I worked for several years with projects that addressed determinants of health. Worked at grassroots level and later in programmatic activities to increase availability of and access to culturally sensitive Health care providers for families from Mexico and other Central American countries, including Mayan – native- populations from El Petén (Guatemala), Honduras and El Salvador. The last 10 years I worked in Florida with Broward County Health Department (FL) in chronic disease prevention. With Minority Development and Empowerment, (Fort Lauderdale, FL) as Program Manager for the “Healthy Choices, Healthy Living”. Currently as patient navigator with the Health Care District of Palm Beach County (FL) at Lantana –Clinic, in health education and promotion for diabetes and hypertension in the Central American population. I am interested to apply the principles of adult education for community health workers with Latino-Hispanic population. I was also trained in Geneva, Switzerland in the practical applications of “Where is no Doctor” and “Helping Health Workers Learn” Dr. David Werner. I also put together my dissertation about the conceptual framework of the Paulo Freire’s philosophy applied to health disparities. I am currently a member of the Florida Community Health Worker Coalition (CHW Care Coordination Training: Karen Harwood MSW CCM, Project Access Care Coordinator Palm Beach County Medical Society, and West Palm Beach FL 33406 Tel: 561-433-3940 Ext. 114) National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO) (the NACCHO Health Informatics Champions Initiative). Member of the Diabetes Coalition Palm Beach County, Florida (Policy & Advocacy, Education & Scholarship). I graduated with a Master of Science in Training and Development, Chicago, Illinois (December 2003). I completed this comprehensive master which offers program planning, instructional design, management, and marketing and budgeting; I also updated my skills using technology to solve business problems, in understanding and promoting diversity, and in leading with integrity and a sense of ethics.