“Orange County officials have decided not to renew an exclusive contract with Latino Health Access (LHA) to provide promotores services throughout the county, opting instead to divvy up the approximately $500,000 contract among several community organizations,” according to the Voice of OC.
America Bracho, President and CEO of LHA, says that the county’s decision is political payback. That is of course complete B.S. But in reality this is just desserts for Ms. Bracho, who originally hails from Venezuela, where she claims she was a rural doctor, though my sources say she does not have a medical degree. She has however since earned a Master’s Degree in Public Health.
The truth is that she has been using her organization for political purposes, here in Santa Ana, for some time now. Whenever the Council majority needs a few stooges to come down and echo their positions, Bracho’s paid legions show up.
So I for one am glad she lost a good chunk of her county funding. Perhaps now she will focus on health and get her nose out of local politics.