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Jeffrey B. Caballero, M.P.H., is AAPCHO’s Executive Director and has been with the organization since 1993. In this capacity, Mr. Caballero advocates for programs and policies that increase access to high-quality, comprehensive community health care services that are culturally and linguistically appropriate. He has overall authority for all AAPCHO programs, finances, and operations and serves as chief spokesperson for the organization.
Mr. Caballero participates on numerous national committees that address issues affecting Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders, such as tuberculosis, hepatitis B, diabetes, and cancer. His work experience encompasses a variety of fields, from grassroots organizing, health education, to bone marrow transplant and primary health care. He has played leading roles in the development of several national plans to reduce health disparities, including Eliminating Hepatitis B in Asian Pacific Islander Communities, Utilization of Health Information Technology to Eliminate Health Disparities, and Development of Patient Centered Medical Homes.
Recently, Mr. Caballero was a featured speaker on the topic of health care reform at the 2009 California Hepatitis Alliance meeting and also spoke at the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health’s 2009 World Hepatitis Day in Washington, DC. In addition to his work for AAPCHO, Mr. Caballero now serves as Vice-Chair of the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable, Board-Elect of the American Diabetes Association and is a member of the National Diabetes Education Program’s executive committee.
Mr. Caballero received his bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry/Cell Biology from the University of California, San Diego, and his Masters in Public Health from the University of California, Los Angeles. He lives in the Bay Area, California with his wife Corrina and two daughters.