Manager, Community Health Engagement & Strategy
Institute for Healthcare Advancement
Rachel Roberts, MPH, CHES is the Community Health Engagement & Strategy Manager at the Institute for Healthcare Advancement (IHA) where she is responsible for creating self-care education programs, identifying research opportunities, evaluating programs, and acting as a liaison for the Move More, Eat Healthy (MMEH) initiative. She also assists with creating and rewriting low-literacy patient and consumer health-related materials.
Rachel received her Bachelor's Degree in Health Science and Master’s Degree in Public Health from California State University, Long Beach, with an emphasis in community health education. She is also a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES). As a bilingual health educator, Rachel has worked alongside healthcare professionals and providers to design disease management and health promotion programs. She has taught a variety of topics ranging from prenatal care to diabetes management. Over the years, Rachel has worked in a various clinical and community-based settings including the Orange County Health Care Agency, Mission Hospital’s Camino Health Center, Orange County Community Clinics and the American Diabetes Association.
In addition to working at IHA, Rachel is a part-time faculty member at California State University, Fullerton where she teaches in the Public Health and Kinesiology departments. Over the last 13 years, Rachel has taught numerous courses including program design in kinesiology and health promotion, children’s health, and worksite health promotion.
Rachel currently resides in Anaheim Hills, California with her husband and two teenage sons.
Wednesday, July 10
10:15 AM – 11:15 AM