Lisa Sage, M.P.H., is a well respected and experienced health educator who speaks about diabetes and diabetes prevention, disability inclusion, and music for mental health and enjoyment.
As a Senior Health Educator, for the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, she developed and implemented curricula on Diabetes, Healthy Heart, Smoking Cessation, Stress Management, Weight Management, as well as prenatal education curricula for the underserved community. Her determination to become bilingual eventually assisted her to provide education to her patients who were low-income, low-literacy, and mainly monolingual in Spanish. She developed class materials in English, translated them to Spanish, and taught several classes, mainly in Spanish. She also chaired several committees during her work including the Patient Education Standardization Committee, the Patient and Family Education Committee, and the Family Planning Advisory Committee.
Lisa volunteers at her synagogue, Temple Kol Tikvah, as a board member, and for RespectAbility. As a temple board member, she advocates for the inclusion of people with disabilities. She is a member of a Jewish Advisory Committee for RespectAbility.
Lisa has had Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis since childhood. She has her Master’s degree in Public Health and continues to have an optimistic attitude toward life.