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Interview with Dr. Devon Francis on KSQD for 2019 National Health Center Week

30-minute interview, continued:

August 8, 2019 — Dr. Devon Francis of Salud Para La Gente (Salud) took part in an interview on local radio station KSQD’s Good News Santa Cruz program.

The conversation was part of 2019 National Health Center Week and featured Santa Cruz county healthcare leaders:

  • Host: Keisha Frost, Chief Executive Officer, United Way of Santa Cruz County
  • Mila Shank, LCSW, Chief Behavioral Health Officer, Santa Cruz Community Health Centers
  • Tyler B. Evans, MD, MS, MPH, AAHIVS, DTMH, Interim Chief Medical Officer, County of Santa Cruz Health Services Agency (HSA)
  • Devon R. Francis, MD, Director of Pediatrics, Salud Para La Gente

Keisha Frost engaged the interviewees in discussing various services that health centers provide to maintain high-quality care. The conversation ranged from ways to improve healthcare access in our local communities, to talk about prevention and the importance of receiving care for chronic illnesses, to engaging patients in their care and increasing awareness of the social determinants of health which affect all community members.

Listen to the 30-minute recording to hear about the outstanding care our local community centers provide and the work they engage in outside the clinic walls.