Deliana Garcia has been laboring in the vineyards of peace for more than 30 years, fighting for immigrants’ rights, reproductive rights, child protection and violence prevention.
She is responsible for the development of Health Network, created by Migrant Clinicians Network. This global system of bridge case management provides continuity of care and health records transfer across international borders for migrants diagnosed with infectious and chronic diseases. Garcia serves as a liaison between the governmental and nongovernmental health organizations of the United States and other countries. An expert in migration health and the provision of culturally competent care, she writes, presents and teaches on health needs and the disparities in the provision of health care services for rural and underserved communities. She serves on the boards of the Anti-Defamation League Austin Region and the W. Haywood Burns Institute for Juvenile Justice, Fairness and Equity.
Garcia is feeling a little old for this kind of work but doesn't feel that the time is right to lay this labor down. She is hoping for the day when common decency has become the norm and the most difficult thing she has to do is protect her fig tree from the squirrels.