Ruth Alburez

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Elena Ruth Alburez is a native-born Spanish speaker and a passionate advocate for helping the community find their access to healthcare. Ruth was raised in South America and developed a passion to help people from a notably young age, as she observed poverty all around her. She has served for four years as a certified Spanish bilingual navigator with Enroll Virginia (in partnership with the Virginia Poverty Law Center) and one year as an Enrollment Specialist with the Inova Health system in the Partnership for Healthier Communities. In this work, she served as a non-partisan, bilingual educator who helped consumers with applications to the Marketplace, health plan selection, appeals, continuing education on how to use health insurance, and applications for Medicaid/FAMIS. Ruth has hosted tables at community events with outreach education, held community healthcare workshops, initiated and established community ACA healthcare outreach, composed flyers and materials for outreach in English and Spanish, and participated in local media interviews to promote enrollment/healthcare education. She also formed partnerships with different community organizations, participated in coalition groups, and formed new relationships with non-profits to further outreach and enrollment efforts. Ruth studied Communication Science at the University of the Republic in Uruguay and remains passionately committed to this life-changing work.


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