VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT: HELEN RODRIGUEZ-TRIASveteranfeminists2022-08-25T09:06:19-04:00
THE VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT
Dr. Helen Rodriguez-Trias
July 7, 1929 – December 27, 2001
“I became part of the women’s movement in October 1970 at an international meeting on abortion rights attended by several thousand women and held at Barnard College in New York City.”
Pediatrician, educator and women’s rights activist. The first Latina president of the American Public Health Association (APHA), a founding member of the Women’s Caucus of the APHA, and a recipient of the Presidential Citizens Medal. Credited with helping to expand the range of public health services for women and children in minority and low-income populations around the world.
Photo. Helen Rodriguez-Trias speaking at an abortion rights rally, 1970s.