To me, health equity means that everyone, regardless of race, socioeconomic status, gender, ability, and immigration status, has access to and can obtain the services they need to live a healthy life.
Victoria Rodriguez grew up in Illinois, USA, but has most recently been living in Maine, USA. She is passionate about connecting community organizing with public policy to ensure the voices of those most directly impacted by health disparities due to racial and economic inequities are reflected in the policies legislators pursue. Prior to joining GHC, Victoria worked as a Community Organizer in Maine fighting for more equitable access to health care. She is proud to have been part of a mighty team of community members who worked tirelessly to expand Medicaid for 70,000 Mainers. Victoria holds a master’s degree in public health from the University at Albany. While completing her studies, she interned with the County Programme Gap Analysis and Accountability Division at UNAIDS in Geneva. In her free time, Victoria enjoys reading about politics and community building, biking, and learning more about those around her over copious cups of coffee.