Maria Elena Ruiz, RN, MSN, PhD

Platform Statement

I am on the faculty at UCLA; previously at OHSU and USC; and have received awards   (APHA; NAHN) for my work with Latinos, culture, and language.

As former President of NAHN-Oregon, I emphasize consistency and visionary leadership; one vision and one voice. This is the era of health reform—a time for NAHN: strength in diversity, language and culture.  Lets increase Latino leadership in all aspect of teaching, clinical, research, and the legislative process.