Rosa Palacios

Consumer Engagement Advisior, Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation

Rosa Palacios is the Consumer Engagement Advisor with the Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation at Community Catalyst. In this role, she will assist the Center in developing approaches to engaging individual consumers as well as strategy for consumer engagement at the plan and hospital levels.

Rosa has a wealth of experience in working with older adults and people with disabilities. Prior to joining the Center, she served 12 years on the staff of Commonwealth Care Alliance (CCA) as Consumer Involvement Coordinator and Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Specialist, where one of her major responsibilities was to implement and bring to scale the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program. She later served as head of CCA’s Department of Health Education and Caregiver Training.

Rosa holds a T-Trainer Certificate for the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program and a Master Trainer certificate in the Diabetes Self-Management Program in both English and Spanish issued by Stanford University. She is a Master Trainer for Healthy Eating for Successful Living in Older Adults. Rosa recently graduated from the National Practice Change Leaders Program and the Massachusetts Institute for Community Health Leadership Program. She was awarded the Emanuel and Lilly Shinagel Scholarship at Harvard University Extension School in Cambridge, MA.

Community Catalyst works to ensure consumer interests are represented wherever important decisions about health and the health system are made: in communities, courtrooms, statehouses and on Capitol Hill.

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