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Grace Damio

Grace Damio is the director of research and training for the Hispanic Health Council (HHC), where she has dedicated decades of professional service to CHW work. She leads HHC’s community-based participatory research, community assessment, community engagement, and research into community-based CHW service designs. In the area of training, she leads the statewide “Cross Cultural and Diversity Inclusiveness” initiative, targeting health and human-services students, providers, and faculty, and designed to establish the framework of knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed for effective interaction with diverse individuals. Ms. Damio is author or co-author of many peer-reviewed articles, and also serves on the SIM Practice Transformation Task Force.