MSN, FNP-BC, MPH, CIC
Karen Kwok, MSN, FNP-BC, MPH, CIC, is an advocate, educator, and collaborator in public health. With 20 years committed to family nursing, her passion for community health centers emphasized safety net services for immigrant Latinx and Asian patients with limited English proficiency as well as supporting public health leadership in the African Diaspora with Know Your Rights. From a familiarity with American Indian/Alaskan Native (AI/AN) communities, she supports Urban Indian Organizations in their infection control capabilities with providing primary care and behavioral health services.
Karen’s passion for improving access to primary health care and for community-based partnership development received recognition from peer professional organizations and foundations, notably Hartford Geriatric Academy, Bill and Melinda Gates Institute, California Governor Gray Davis, and President Obama for her public service. Through the CDC partnership with Health Benefits ABCs, International Association of Indigenous Aging, and National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, she welcomes opportunities to promote cancer health education, community participatory action, and improved health outcomes in AI/AN communities.