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Author: Sandra Serna Smith

Sandra Serna Smith

Sandra Serna Smith

Sandra Serna Smith is a Manager on the Health team within the Community Impact Division at United Way Worldwide, where she is responsible for implementing the Roadmaps to Health National Partner grant awarded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In this role, Sandra provides high-quality training, strategy support, and technical assistance to local United Ways committed to making their communities healthier places to live, learn, work and play.  

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United Way and the Public’s Health


National Public Health Week reminds us all to reflect on the amazing progress that has been made to improve people’s lives around the world. In this blog post, Kitty Hsu Dana, United Way Worldwide's Vice President of Health, discusses how the landscape of health reform is changing, and what remains the same. More

Farm to Fork: Creating Young Leaders During Afterschool


After-school programs across the U.S. not only foster connectedness and critical thinking skills, but also birth a group of future leaders who are engaged and committed that such opportunities can remain viable to all. More

Santa Cruz County Wins Roadmap to Health Prize


United Way and our community partners focus on creating not only opportunities to incorporate healthy living in our daily lives, but also to improve education and financial stability. A great example is Santa Cruz County, CA. There, public and private community partners have pinpointed areas where they can make the biggest difference. More