Higinio HerreraHealth Education SpecialistCalifornia Rural Health Indian Board
Higinio Herrera currently serves as the Health Education Specialist coordinating the work of the Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country (GHWIC-ACORNS) and the National Native Network (NNN) grants’ with the California Rural Indian Health Board. He works with Tribal Health Programs across the state of California to implement commercial tobacco, cancer, and other chronic disease prevention, screening, and early detection interventions in rural, urban, and frontier clinics. Through this work, he provides one-on-one and group training and technical assistance to partnering Tribal Health Programs to implement culturally relevant evidence-based interventions. Prior to joining the California Rural Indian Health Board, Higinio's work was primarily focused on community outreach, health education, and the implementation of policy, system, and environmental changes to combat diabetes, cancer, and other chronic diseases in both rural and urban populations. His most recent projects have included coordinating a coalition of diabetes discussion groups (Diabetes talking circle) with Tribal Health Programs across the state. Additionally, he has begun working on supporting cancer screening work for tribal communities.