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Aleena Hernandez MPH

Aleena  Hernandez MPH

Adjunct Lecturer

Health Promotion Sciences Department

1295 N. Martin
Campus PO Box: 245163
Drachman Hall
Tucson, AZ 85724
(520) 318-7039


Aleena M. Hernandez, MPH, is the Principal and Founder of Red Star Innovations, LLC and an Adjunct Lecturer at The University of Arizona, College of Public Health, Department of Health Promotion Sciences. Red Star Innovations specializes in national public health consulting services, specifically in the area of performance, capacity and infrastructure development, with Tribes, Tribal and non-profit organizations, associations and federal, state and local governments. Services include, but are not limited to, Tribal public health accreditation readiness, strategic planning, program development and evaluation, community health assessment and improvement planning, quality improvement training and technical assistance.

Ms. Hernandez received a Master’s degree in Public Health, Community Health Practice Concentration, from The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and was Alumnus of the Year in 2006. She has nearly 20 years of experience working with Tribes and Tribal organizations and programs serving Native Americans. Examples of Red Star's keystone projects include: National Indian Health Board’s 2010 Tribal Public Health Profile, which is first publicly available national snapshot of tribal public health systems; facilitation of the Public Health Accreditation Board’s Tribal Standards Workgroup to adapt the standards and measures for Tribal, local and state health departments; and community needs and assets assessments with 8 tribes for Arizona’s First Things First early childhood initiative in 2008.

Research Synopsis

The University of Arizona