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.
About the Latino Health Forum
In its eleventh 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.
2016 Forum Agenda
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Opening RemarksCarolina Lucero, Senior Vice-President, Sea-Mar Community Health Centers
David Reyes, DNP MN/MPH, Assistant Professor, University of Washington-Tacoma, School of Nursing
Master of Ceremonies: Kyle Davidson, Director of Population Health Management, Sea Mar Community Health Centers
Policy and Practice: Cultivating A Passion For Social Justice and Latino Health EquityCarmela Castellano Garcia , President & CEO of the California Primary Care Association, Sacramento, California
Poster Session & Sponsor Tables/Break
Effective Community Based Approaches Closing The Mental Health Treatment Gap In Latino CommunitiesEfrain Talamantes, MD, MBA, MSHPM, Asst. Professor/Associate Director, Center for Reducing Health Disparities, Associate Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program, UC Davis School of Medicine
Important Considerations In Addressing The Health Needs Of the Latino LGBTQ CommunityChristie Santos , MPH Academic Advisor & Queer Coalition Chair at Edmonds Community College Edmonds, WA
Plenary Session: Health Policy And Community-Engaged Interventions: Addressing the Social Determinants of Health for LatinosDr. Julian Perez, Clinical Director, Primary Care and Sports Medicine, Sea-Mar Community Health Centers, Seattle, WA
Linn Gould, MS, MPH Executive Director of Just Health Action Clinical Instructor Health Services, Univ. of Washington Seattle, WA
Navee Sidhu, MS3 Medical Student University of Washington Medical School Seattle, WA
Community Partnerships: Developing the Latino Workforce PipelineMaria Pena, Chief Diversity and Equity Officer, Everett Community College Everett, WA
Rosario Reyes, Founder & Director, Latino Educational Training Institute Lynnwood, WA
David Allen, Professor and Dean, University of Washington- Bothell School of Nursing & Health Sciences Bothell, WA
Claire Peinado Fraczek, Ph.D. Director of Integrated learning Office of Academic Affairs University of Washington-Bothell School of Nursing & Health Sciences Bothell, WA
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