Commitment to Patient-Centered Care
“I am committed to providing patient-centered care. Caring for my patients involves listening to their personal stories, experiences, joys, and traumas, and engaging them in their own care as a way to reach goals.”
Laura is a Community Health Worker with the Aqui Para Ti program at Whittier Clinic, assisting patients with care coordination. She has two BA degrees in English Writing and Spanish, as well as a Community Health Worker certificate. She has worked with youth for many years and also is fluent in Spanish.
- Svetaz, M. V., Garcia-Huidobro, D., Hurtado, G. A., Trebs, L., Hernandez, S., Bartels, A., … & Allen, M. (2015). Can a healthy youth development clinic serving Latino families be youth-friendly and family-oriented? A mixed-methods evaluation. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health.
- Bachelors of Art in English Writing
- Bachelors of Art in Spanish
- Community Health Worker Certificate
- Health Coach Certificate
- 230-Hour Certified Yoga Instructor
“In my free time, I enjoy being active and going hiking, camping, and canoeing. I also love to bake treats, read non-fiction, exercise and teach yoga.”