Graduated from Buenos Aires University, Argentina as Nutritionist-Dietitian, Mónica Drasal Hinton has been working for over 16 years in Public Hospitals, clinics and in the private sector in her country. As soon she moved to NC, in 2003 she became associated to El Pueblo, Inc. through the Líderes de Salud program funded by John Rex Endowment with the mission of improving the health of Latino children and families in Wake County. She has worked as a Health Educator to prevent Diabetes and Obesity in latinos in Durham County and DUI and DWI Prevention. As a Public Safety Specialist in El Pueblo, Inc. and through the statewide campaign titled “Nuestra Seguridad” provided consistent statewide messages about child safety seats, seat belt use, drinking & driving prevention, and the dangers of texting while driving. In 2009, with the support from NC Governor Crime Commission, she coordinates the PARE project to develop and distribute culturally appropriate Spanish-language educational materials and provide a statewide database of Spanish resources for Latino victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. She also has been associated as a bilingual family counselor at Interact of Wake County. Her strong beliefs that empowering families through effective and persistent information builds healthier and safe communities keep her working in the Public Health field. Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Mónica arrived in NY, USA with her two children in 2001. Contact: monica@elpueblo.org 

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