Marvin Figueroa

Director of Office of Intergovernmental & External Affairs, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Marvin Figueroa

Marvin B. Figueroa serves as the Director of the Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs (IEA) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In this capacity, he is the Secretary of Health and Human Services' principal adviser on strengthening intergovernmental relationships with state, local, territorial and tribal governments as well as private sector, nonprofit, faith-based, and other external partners to advance the Administration's health and human services priorities. In addition to leading the IEA staff in Washington, D.C., Director Figueroa oversees ten regional offices representing the Secretary and the Administration at both the state and local levels. Director Figueroa is originally from La Ceiba, Honduras (a proud Garifuna). He earned his Master's degree at Harvard and Bachelor's degree from Vanderbilt University, and is an alum of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute and POSSE Foundation.

Panel Information

Thursday, March 17

3:00 PM EST

Covid-19: Health Disparities, Disinformation & Activism

COVID-19 has had a devastating effect on communities of color, and Latinos have been hit particularly hard. In this session you will hear from leading medical professionals who will dispel myths about the vaccine, corporations who are increasing access and from advocates who are working to ensure communities of color make informed decisions based on factual information

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