Jorge De Luna is the Director of Community Engaged Learning in Health at the Haas Center for Public Service and the Vice Provost’s Office of Graduate Education. In his role, Jorge brings together faculty and community-based organizations to design curricula which incorporate service-learning opportunities for Stanford students. Jorge’s experience in healthcare spans over twenty years of successful work as a business manager and consultant, program director, and health educator. His work as a counselor with the Visiting Nurses Association (Health Connections) inspired him to pursue public health, and join Community Health Partnership, Santa Clara County’s consortium of community clinics where he served as director of programs. Jorge has worked on county and state-wide initiatives such as Prevent Heart Attacks and Strokes Every Day (PHASE); the integration of the Mental Health Services Act to incorporate behavioral health services in primary care settings; and improving continuity of care and access to specialty care services in Santa Clara County. It is through these experiences that Jorge understands the importance of reciprocity in community engagement, regardless of whether a project is purely academic, research-oriented, or service-oriented.
Prior to joining Haas and VPUE, Jorge worked for six years as the education coordinator in Stanford’s Office of Community Engagement in the School of Medicine, where he planned and organized the population health course in the practice of medicine, and taught health education and the qualified bilingual student program for Cardinal Free Clinic volunteers as well as health workers in local community clinics. Jorge has received numerous awards for his dedication to public health including Kaiser Permanente’s Vohs Award for Quality for his work in the implementation of PHASE in community clinics. He serves on the advisory council for RotaCare San Jose and is a PT behavioral health instructor in the department of psychiatry at Kaiser San Jose Medical Center.
Jorge holds a BS in business management and a master of public health degree, both from San Jose State University.