Claudia Hartz

Claudia is a Community Health Worker Supervisor at Hawaii Island Community Health Center, has been in outreach for over eight years.
She received her B.A in Transborder Chicano/Latino studies from Arizona State University with a focus on Community Health and Development and her Master’s in Social Work through the University of Hawai’i Manoa Campus.
Claudia is fluent in both Spanish and English. Before coming to Hawai’i, she worked as a Spanish medical interpreter for Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Arizona for over 17 years. Claudia has completed certifications in interpretation and translation through the Agnese Haury Institute of Interpretation at the University of Arizona. She participated in a national program known as the “Medical Interpreter Project,” where over 50 interpreters nationwide were trained to provide “train the trainer” to other medical interpreters. In the fall of 2015, she completed “Bridging the Gap” through the Office of Language Access Hawaii State Department of Health and is part of their roster offering Language services on the West Side of Hawai’i.
Claudia’s responsibilities as a Community Health Worker Supervisor are reaching out to the underserved community and helping to identify barriers in their health care. She is involved with providing health education to the migrant farmworker community and teaching perinatal health education classes through a “Healthy Mamas” program at Hawaii Island Community Health Center.