Stephanie Salgado, Outreach and Education Coordinator
Stephanie Salgado works with the Children and Families program's lead and early intervention pilot. She graduated with honors from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2018 with a B.A in Public Health and minor in Gender and Women’s Studies. Stephanie is a medical assistant by trade and has experience working with Family Medicine providers in primary care settings. As a student, her practicum consisted of working with the Puerto Rican Cultural Center to increase HIV/STI testing and linkage to comprehensive sexual health services for LGBTQ+ youth of color across the city. Additionally, for her capstone project Stephanie worked with Commissioner Jesús Chuy García’s 7th District Health Task Force and Collaborative for Health Equity Cook County to host Chicago’s first conference centered on the intersection of immigration and health where medical and social service providers focused on both health and legal issues faced in caring for immigrant and marginalized groups. Born and raised on the Southside of Chicago, she is particularly passionate about improving health literacy and health outcomes in communities of color through a social justice framework.