Morbidity & Mortality Podcast Episode 25 w/Dr. Yvonne Heredia

Morbidity and Mortality Podcast

07-12-2020 • 25 mins

Yvonne Heredia is a Doctor of Public Health and is a Masters prepared registered nurse with 20+ years of expertise in women’s health (specifically) birth outcomes. Dr. Heredia is also a subject matter expert on the topics of social determinants of health, health disparities and population based health. Dr. Heredia is currently a Senior Manager of Care Management at Neighborhood Health Plan of RI.

Dr. Heredia is passionate about working with the underserved/unserved populations. She volunteers regularly at homeless shelters, recreation centers and schools to provide education on health topics that are both culturally and linguistically appropriate. Dr. Heredia has been awarded, recognized and honored by many local and national organizations for her leadership and commitment to the community. Dr. Heredia also speaks nationally at healthcare conferences on Population Health topics.


· Rhode Island College – Bachelor Science Nursing
· University of Rhode Island- Masters in Nursing Administration
· Walden University – PhD Public Health
· Certified Diabetes Outpatient Educator (CDOE)
· University of Phoenix- Public Policy Certificate (started online 1/7/2020)

Community Organization(s) involvement:

· American Public Health Association (Maternal Child Health Section Councilor) *
· RI Public Health Association (Board member; Chair Program committee) *
· RI Black Nurses Association (President, Founder)
· RI Prematurity Task Force
· RI Preconception Care Collaborative *
· American Association of Women’s Health and Neonatal Nursing
· Rhode Island College Graduate Nursing Advisory Committee *
· Commission on Health Advocacy& Equity (Policy Chair) *
· American Heart Association (RI Multicultural leadership committee (Chair)
· Rhode Island Nursing Middle College
· RI Board of Nursing Assistants
· Community Health Worker of RI (Board member)

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