Identity was honored to be inducted into the Gamma Zeta chapter of the Delta Omega Honorary Society at the University of Maryland School of Public Health. We are indebted to our UMDSPH partners, Dr. Amy Lewin, Dr. Kevin Roy and Dr. Ali Hurtado as well as countless brilliant students including Sahra Ibrahimi, Martha Yumiseva, Andrew Conway and Juliana Munoz. They make our work in the Latino community better and are true collaborators in the process.

In a ceremony on May 10th, we received the 2022 Community Partner Award. During the virtual event, Professor Kevin Roy commented, “Proud to have our School of Public Health recognize the commitment of Identity and their incredible staff! We are your lucky partners!” Professor Sandra Quinn, Chair Dept. of Family Science added, “Congratulations to Diego and your team at Identity. As chair of FMSC, I am always astounded by the passion you have all brought to this partnership.”

Election to Delta Omega is based on high academic standards and outstanding performance in scholarship, teaching, research and community service. The mission of the society is to encourage and recognize excellence in practice, research, education and academic achievement in the field of public health.

Identity is grateful for many years of partnership with the researchers at UMD SPH improving social determinants of health for vulnerable families, and congratulates all 2023 Delta Omega inductees for excellence in public health work.

For more information, visit our shared website that describes “Enlace” – a collaboration between Identity and the University of Maryland. In Spanish, the word Enlace means “linking or coming together.” We use this word to describe a coming together of research and community with a shared mission of strengthening the well-being of Latino youth and families in our community.