Deliana Garcia, MA, is the Director of International Projects, Research, and Development at Migrant Clinicians Network.
She has dedicated more than 30 years to meeting the health care needs of agricultural workers and other underserved mobile populations. An expert in migration health and the provision of culturally competent care, Ms. Garcia writes, presents and teaches on health needs and the disparities in the provision of health care services for rural and underserved communities. She has expertise in the areas of reproductive health, access to primary care, chronic care management and infectious disease control and prevention.
Ms. Garcia develops and has led more than 1000 hours of clinician and community health worker training on infectious and chronic diseases and programs to assist migrants to remain in clinical care as they move for purposes of employment. She is responsible for the development and coordination of MCN’s Health Network, a system to provide continuity of care and health records transfer across international borders for migrants diagnosed with infectious and chronic diseases. Ms. Garcia serves as a liaison between the governmental and nongovernmental health organizations of the United States and other countries. She provides staff support to the MCN Institutional Review Board and serves as a subject area expert in migration health.
She serves on the Tuberculosis and Migration Working Group of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, and chairs the Vulnerable Workers Working Group, NORA Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing Sector Council of the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.