Veronica Svetaz, MD
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Bio:  Maria Veronica Svetaz, MD, MPH is a cisgender, immigrant Latinx Family Medicine physician at Hennepin Healthcare Department of Family and Community Medicine, and Faculty at the Leadership Education in Adolescent Health, Department of General Peds at the University of Minnesota. Originally from Argentina, she designed and directs Aqui Para Ti/Here for You youth development program since 2002, funded by the Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative Grant, from MN Department of Health. This program has received multiple National Awards, most importantly the 2014 Millar Award to Innovation in Adolescent Care, by the Society of Adolescent Health (SAHM). Dr. Svetaz also developed a system-wide program called “Henne-Teen” (now renamed “Between Us”) an initiative that we will learn more about today. Her research focus on Creating Inclusive Programs, caring for Immigrants and Refugees, Racism and its effect on health, Parenting youth of color, and Health Equity for teens.  She currently is the Chair of the Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM)’s Diversity Committee, and a member of SAHM S Nomination Committee, she is part of Department of Human Services (DHS) Behavioral Health Home Advisory Board, as well as several initiatives on health Equity and Immigration at different MN organizations. She is the Co-Chair of WONCA (international Organization for Family Doctors) SIG on Adolescent Health.