Rita Dominguez – Atrium
Rita Dominguez is the Latino Health Ministry Coordinator at Carolinas HealthCare System(CHS) now Atrium. She has been employed at CHS for almost 8 years. She holds a B.A.in Psychology and a Graduate Certificate in Community Health Education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) and a Masters Degree in Public Health. She is a Certified Health Educator and Certified Master Trainer for several Stanford University Community Evidence Based- Programs. She is also instructor for Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) and the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP), both in English and Spanish.
Recently she completed the Latino Civic Engagement Project and the LACCC L.E.A. Ding – U.P. program- Leadership programs.
She participated in the Transdisciplinary Approach to the Evaluation of Social Determinants of Health West Corridor project in Mecklenburg County as part of her graduate research project and serves in the Community Advisory Board; She is actively involved in several community health initiatives and Committees in Mecklenburg and Cabarrus Counties.
Rita oversees the Latino Congregations and Health Promoters program. Provides training, ongoing mentoring and resources for community connections. She trains lay leaders in the community and health promoters in Evidence Based Programs; participates in departmental and system wide community health initiatives. Establishes and maintains relationships with internal and external stakeholder audiences, including but not limited to community members, organizations, patients, clinical and non-clinical staff, volunteers and others. She volunteers at three of our free clinics and several community projects.