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Juan Delara 

Juan Delara

Program Evaluator,
Family Support & Prevention Service

7 years of service


Got any favorite quotes?

"You Miss 100% of the Shots You Don't Take. -Wayne Gretzky" -Michael Scott (The Office)


Who inspires you?

My parents.


If someone was interested in a public health career, what advice or encouragement would you give them?

Give it a shot, you might be surprised at the opportunities. I was.


How did you start working in public health?

I began as a student apprentice in Community Epidemiology and Evaluation where I helped update forms and our database.

Can you share a few highlights of your experience in public health in Oklahoma?

Participating in Community Cafes where we gathered input from across the state about services needed to help prevent child abuse.

In your role, how do you educate people about public health?

I provide data to home visitors, program administrators, and stakeholders to show where programs are excelling and areas for improvement in order to improve health outcomes for parent and children.

What is the most difficult part of your job?

Participating in Child Death Review Board panels.

What is the most rewarding experience you have had in public health?

I look forward to attending our program’s graduation, seeing all of the 2-year-olds in cap and gowns and witnessing the impacts our home visiting programs are making across the state.

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