Rita M. Dominguez, MPH, CHES®
Rita Dominguez is the Latino Congregational Health Ministry Coordinator at Atrium Health. She has been employed at Atrium Health for 9 years. Rita oversees the Latino Congregational and Health Promoters program in Cabarrus, Mecklenburg, and Union Counties. She establishes partnership with Latino Congregations to develop a health ministry to bring programing, education and resources to the congregations and Latino/Hispanic Community at large.
Rita holds a B.A. in Psychology, a Graduate Certificate in Community Health Education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) and a master’s degree in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) with more than 10 years of experience in community health. Rita is also an instructor for Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) English and Spanish and a facilitator for “Talk Saves Lives” a suicide prevention program
She has presented workshops about nutrition and healthy living; she has been a guest speaker at UNCC Dept. of Public Health Sciences to talk about health issues and barriers in accessing healthcare experienced by the Latino/Hispanic community in Charlotte; She also served as a panelist at the Mental Health First Aider Trainer Summit 2019 to talk about mental health and cultural competency.