Liany Elba Arroyo, MPH, CPH is the Director of Partnerships at The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy where she identifies strategic partnerships that strengthen initiatives to prevent teen and unplanned pregnancy in communities of color. In addition, she manages the Latino Initiative Advisory Group and the Personal Responsibility, Religion, and Values Advisory Group.
Prior to coming to The National Campaign, Liany spent over 13 years working in the government and non-profit sectors developing programs and promoting public policies that aimed to improve the health status of Latino communities. Most recently, Liany was the Associate Director of the Education and Children’s Policy Project at the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), where she worked on advancing policy solutions that addressed the social inequities faced by Latino children. She also served as Director of NCLR’s Institute for Hispanic Health where she conducted research on Latino health issues and developed and implemented various initiatives on diabetes, obesity, and reproductive health. Liany has published several pieces on children and Latino health and has been cited by Spanish and English media, including The New York Times, Newsweek, and Univision. Originally from Bridgeport, Connecticut, Liany resides in Landover, Maryland with her husband and daughter. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Wellesley College and a master’s degree in public health from Columbia University.