Ellisa Alvarez, BS
Public Health Associate

Background & Bio
Ellisa brings to AMCHP her passion in finding and promoting equitable solutions in reducing health disparities. Ellisa is a first-generation graduate from California State University, East Bay in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences. Ellisa has a rich history of community-based work; in serving as the chair of a student organization on campus promoting and advocating for student wellness. Completing her capstone with a local county food bank in identifying critical steps in times of emergency to better prepare their network of agencies they serve. She also served as a Mental Health Aide for the San Diego Big Sister League, as a Teacher’s Assistant for the Scientific Adventures for Girls Program, and as Research Assistant for a Cal State East Bay Health Science Professor.

My Current Work
Ellisa’s work focus is on building the capacity of Title V programs to address racial inequities in access to culturally relevant food using a food justice lens. She is currently compiling emerging policies and practices that promote equitable solutions in addressing food insecurity, while assessing Title V MCH members current approaches to equitable food access. In order to help better serve Title V MCH members who have shown immense interest in resources that will support them in centering equity within their action plans.

Ask Me About
Health Promotion and Education, Health Equity, Food Access, Good Reads