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Carmen Leticia Frazier joins the North Carolina Healthy Start Foundation

Frazier to head up Latino Outreach Program

December 29, 2011 (Raleigh, NC) – Carmen Leticia Frazier, MPH, has joined the North Carolina Healthy Start Foundation as the Latino Program Coordinator. Frazier comes from Pennsylvania, where she served as the Project Manager at the University of Pennsylvania on a project funded by the National Institutes of Health that reached out to Philadelphia's Latino community. A native Puerto Rican, Frazier's passion for the Latino community, public health, advocacy and child and maternal health will further the impact of the North Carolina Healthy Start Foundation's Latino Program.

In her new role, Frazier will focus her efforts on strengthening the program's current initiatives. Program priorities include, educating women on the importance of maintaining healthy lifestyles before, during and after pregnancy, and accessing resources for raising healthy children. To better accomplish that, she will work closely with government and community-based agencies to provide technical assistance and ensure that linguistically and ethnically appropriate educational resources are available to them. Frazier will also direct ongoing qualitative research initiatives to have up to date information and understanding of the actual needs of Latina women and children in our state’s fast growing community.

"I am honored and very excited to join this organization, whose commitment and passion to making a difference in the lives of North Carolina’s women and children has been so evident. I look forward to continuing this work and to positively impacting the lives of North Carolina's Latino women and children," says Frazier.

For more than 20 years, the North Carolina Healthy Start Foundation has worked to reduce infant mortality and improve the health of women and young children across the state through its award-winning, statewide, bilingual public education campaigns, professional training and technical assistance and by advising state and local policymakers.


The N.C. Healthy Start Foundation, a nonprofit organization established in 1990, conducts ongoing public education campaigns, advises state and local policy makers, and provides technical assistance and professional training focused on reducing infant death and illness and improving the health of women and young children in North Carolina.

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