This session focused on local and state-based initiatives and best practices for reducing racial and ethnic health disparities.
Speaker: James Allen Crouch, California Rural Indian Health Board
James Allen Crouch, California Rural Indian Health Board, a member of the Cherokee Nation, is Executive Director of the Sacramento-based California Rural Indian Health Board, a position he has held since 1987. Mr. Crouch’s board affiliations include serving as a founding and now Emeritus member of the California Endowment Board, California’s largest Health foundation. He is currently Board Chair of the Californian Pan Ethnic Health Network. He also serves as the representative for the California Area to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Tribal-Technical Advisory Group. Mr. Crouch received a Bachelor of Arts degree from American University, Washington, D.C. and a Master of Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley.