Puerto Rico Health Leadership Team [PRHLT] - San Juan, PR (Cohort 4 - 2015)

Team Members

  • Ricardo Torres-Muñoz
  • Maria Levis
  • Jose Cordero
  • Maria Lacomba

The PRHLT members are currently working on maternal child health (MCH) issues from a broader policy perspective at an island-wide level, focusing both on reducing premature birth and improving cognitive development outcomes. Specifically, team members are working to reduce the island’s alarming 15.1% premature birthrate by training clinicians on causes of premature births and working with medical directors at private and public hospitals to implement “hard-stop policies” on early C-sections. Additionally, team members are working to implement policies and a national plan to improve service integration across agencies that target the SDOH leading to low MCH and childhood developmental outcomes.