Gala de Oro Latino Community Association

Guest Speaker

Guest Speaker

Mr. Alberto Moreno, MSW

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Executive Director
The Oregon Latino Health Coalition
Portland, Oregon

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Alberto Moreno is the Executive Director for the Oregon Latino Health Coalition, a statewide organization whose mission is to eliminate health disparities for Latinos in Oregon. As the Executive Director his focus is on addressing longstanding health inequities for Latinos in Oregon through policy and systems reform. Key policy priorities include ensuring that all pregnant women in Oregon have access to prenatal care services and that all children in Oregon truly have equal and unabridged access to timely medical care.

Mr. Moreno was recently appointed by the Governor to the Commission on Hispanic Affairs in Oregon. He has also served on the Coordinated Care Organizations Rule Making Committee and the Global Budget of the Oregon Health Policy Board. Mr. Moreno started his career in Public Health by working as the State Migrant Health Coordinator for the Office of Multicultural Health and Services for ten years. As the Migrant Health Coordinator, Mr. Moreno’s role is to seed new Migrant Health Centers throughout Oregon. To date Mr. Moreno has been instrumental in starting three new Migrant Health Centers in Oregon with over $3.9 million leveraged on behalf of Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers.

Mr. Moreno began his career in Migrant Health when he founded a Community/Migrant Health Center in Southwest Washington and later became the Health Services Director with Sea-Mar Clinics. He has also worked on various initiatives including development work related to starting a Human Rights Commission and continues to work to secure prenatal care access for unqualified immigrant women in Oregon. Mr. Moreno also drafted and brokered a Binational Health Accord between Mexico and Oregon. Additionally, he is a founding member and the past Chair of the Oregon Latino Health Coalition, Board Member of United Way, Board Member of CASA and Co-Chair of the Latina Maternal and Child Health Taskforce and past President of the Oregon State Hispanic Employees Network. Previous to his arrival in Oregon, Mr. Moreno was instrumental in developing a culturally and linguistic model of care for Latino children entering the foster care system in Illinois. Mr. Moreno has also worked as a bilingual, bicultural child and family therapist for over 12 years.

Mr. Moreno is a native of Durango, Mexico and is bilingual and bicultural. He received his BS in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received his MSW from the University of Illinois-Jane Adams.

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