From the piece:
Al Castro is the Director of Health Research Programs at the United Community Center, a nonprofit Latino community organization in Milwaukee. With an extensive background in social work, Al combines public health issues in his work at UCC, facilitating community-engaged health research in the Latino community with academic research universities, including UW-Madison. Al serves as a community-embedded Research Ambassador for UW-Madison’s Collaborative Center for Health Equity to help UW researchers develop and conduct health research projects in the Latino community of Milwaukee. In 2019 he received a Community-University Partnership Award on behalf of the United Community Center for its collaboration with the School of Medicine and Public Health. The Wisconsin Idea Seminar visited the United Community Center in 2016 and 2018.
We caught up with Al to ask a few questions about how he and the rest of the team at the United Community Center, which is celebrating its 50th-anniversary of serving the Milwaukee Latino community, are collaborating with local organizations to address shifting healthcare needs.
We’re thrilled to see this lovely recognition of Al’s ongoing contributions and the impressive efforts underway at UCC amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you for all that you do!