Yanira Cruz
Published July 8, 2017
Updated April 11, 2021

Yanira Cruz is CEO and president of the National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA), which focuses on improving the quality of life for the older Latino population as well as their families and caregivers. Cruz is an expert in public health, aging issues and health programs and policies for Hispanics. She also holds an adjunct faculty appointment at The George Washington University School of Public Health. She serves on the boards of the Consumer Health Foundation and the American Society on Aging.

Cruz’s primary focus is to provide a Hispanic perspective on public health and older adult issues, and to increase policy-maker and public understanding of the needs of Hispanics and disenfranchised sectors of society.

Expertise: Public health, aging, Hispanic health

Location: Washington, D.C.

Email: ycruz@nhcoa.org

Phone: (202) 347- 9733

Heard On: Comcast Newsmakers


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