Evelyn González, MA
Senior Director, Office of Community Outreach
Fox Chase Cancer Center – Temple Health 

Evelyn González has worked in the public health arena for over 25 years, addressing issues of health disparities and health equity. Her career encompasses work in reproductive health, genetics and cardiovascular disease. For the past 18 years, she has worked in oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center (FCCC), one of 47 NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the United States. As the Senior Director for the Office of Community Outreach, Ms. González oversee the institution’s program to engage the community in evidence-based health promotion and prevention programming. Working collaboratively with an array of community partners, her team facilitates the adoption of best practices by helping communities comprehend scientific findings and their applications. Annually, her program reaches over 10,000 individuals with cancer information, education, screening and research projects.

Ms. González is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Health Equity Council (RHEC) working with the HHS Office of Minority Health on the implementation of the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA). The NPA is a national movement with the mission to increase the effectiveness of programs that target the elimination of health disparities through increased coordination with leaders, stakeholders and supporters across multiple sectors. Currently, Ms. González leads the Cultural Competence Committee focused on the promotion and implementation of The National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care.

Ms. González has co-authored a book entitled Managing a Public Speaker Bureau. The manual provides health and human service providers with systematic guidance and tools to establish, maintain and evaluate an effective speakers bureau. More recently she co-authored the chapter Best Practices in Culturally Appropriate Health Education for Health, Ethnicity and Well-Being: An African American Perspective.