About the Latino Health Forum
The Latino Health Forum is an event dedicated to the exchange of innovative ideas, best practices and the advancement of health for the Latino community.
In its 12th year, the Latino Health Forum attracts health care experts and activists serving Latinos in the Pacific Northwest to participate in open dialogue and forums on current topics affecting the health of Latinos on regional, national and international levels.
The forum is a valuable platform for individuals working in health care, social justice, public policy and for those working with underserved Latino populations. Participants will have the opportunity to meet and network with practitioners, researchers and community activists currently impacting the field of public health. Individuals will gain valuable resources and skills towards shaping health policy and creating greater health equity for Latino populations here in the Pacific Northwest region.
2017 Forum Agenda
Forging the Way to Relevant Care for Latino Communities
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Carolina Lucero, Senior Vice-President, Sea-Mar Community Health Centers
Lisa van der Lugt, Director, Washington State Commission on Hispanic Affairs & Member of the Healthier WA Innovation Leadership Network – WA State Healthcare Transformation, Olympia, WA
Laura Zaichkin, Chief Deputy Policy Officer, Washington State Health Care Authority, Olympia, WA
Master of Ceremonies,
Dr. Victoria Breckwich Vásquez, Assistant Professor, University of Washington Bothell, Bothell, WA
Giving Voice to Diverse Communities: Developing a Healthcare Workforce that Addresses the Social Determinants in Improving Latino Health
Gabriel Garcia, The William and Dorothy Kaye University Fellow in Undergraduate Education and Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology), Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA
Poster Session/Sponsor Tables - Sign up now!
Community Health Workers: At the Forefront of Improving Health Outcomes in Latino Communities
Claudia Medina, , Director, Community Health Worker Initiative at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center – Office of Community Health, Albuquerque, NM
ACES/Trauma Informed Care: Important Considerations in Providing Meaningful Care & Services in Latino Communities
Brent Crandal, PhD, Project Director & Principal Investigator at Chadwick Center for Children, Youth and Families at Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego, CA
Poster Session & Sponsor Tables / Break
Improving Health Equity: Changing Public Health Policy to Focus on Prevention
Elva Yañez, Director of Health Equity, Prevention Institute, Los Angeles, CA
Call To Action
Senator Rebecca Saldaña, 37th Leg District, Seattle, WA