hristine Madrid Espinel is a Health Program Specialist with the Utah Department of Health Office of Health Disparities working to advance health equity in Utah. For over 13 years, Christine has guided interventions and worked closely with community-based organizations to address health disparities and determinants of health. Christine is the current Grant Coordinator for the COVID Community Partnership (CCP) Project, an effort to mobilize community health workers in the COVID-19 public health response. The CCP Project has a total of 32 community and government contracts of which Christine has direct oversight of processes and implementation. The CCP is providing funding for over 100 community health workers throughout the state of Utah. Christine is also the project coordinator of a new effort the OHD will be working on for the next 18 months; addressing maternal mortality and morbidity among racial and ethnic minority women living along the Wasatch Front. Christine has been in public service for most of her career. She served as a liaison between students and higher education institutions before coming to public health. She is a native of Utah, a wife and mother of 2 wonderful sons, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Family and Consumers Studies and Human Development from the University of Utah.