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Hispanic Community Engagement

Our Hispanic Community Engagement initiative is focused on collaboration, community leadership, and cultural sensitivity to ensure Hispanic people living with Parkinson’s and their families have access to resources needed to live well with Parkinson’s. Read on to learn more about this new initiative and find out how you can get involved.

Meet Claudia Martinez, MD – Hispanic Community Engagement Manager

Claudia comes to the Davis Phinney Foundation staff after 10 years of working with underserved communities as a primary care physician, being her father’s primary care partner during his years with Parkinson’s, and working for 15 years as the head of the Hispanic Outreach Program at the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center. There, she developed a comprehensive and culturally sensitive program for Hispanics living with Parkinson’s and their families that is currently considered the largest in the country.

Learn more about Claudia and our vision for Hispanic Community Engagement through Healthy Parkinson’s Communities by watching the video below.

If you would like to view this video in Spanish, click here.

Get Involved!  

Are you interested in joining the Healthy Parkinson’s Communities Initiative as an Ambassador or a Network Community? Submit your interest using the form below! After sharing your information with us, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to complete your application. 

More About Our Application Process

In our years working with community leaders, educators, advocates, mentors, and more, we have learned that most people come to us knowing one thing for sure: They want to create change to help people live well with Parkinson’s. 

We have developed our current application process which includes a simple form (linked below) as well as what we call our “Community Superpowers Quiz” to help us learn more about the wealth of passion and innate strengths you bring to this work. By sharing more about yourself, you will give our team helpful insights to help match you with the opportunities that most closely align with your goals.

Questions? What to learn more?

Contact Claudia at cmartinez@dpf.org.