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 tenth 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.
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Welcome and Opening RemarksCarolina Lucero, Senior Vice President, Sea Mar Community Health Centers, Seattle, WA
Susan Johnson, Regional Director, US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Region 10, Seattle, WA
Uriel Iñiguez, Executive Director, Commission on Hispanic Affairs, Olympia, WA
Laura Zaichkin, Administrator, Office of Health Innovation and Reform, Washington Health Care Authority, Olympia, WA
Governor Jay Inslee, (Invited)
Keynote AddressThe Changing Face of Immigration Reform - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Marielena Hincapíe, Executive Director of the National Immigration Law Center, Los Angeles, CA
Poster Session & Sponsor Tables/Break
Effective Patient-Centered Medical Home Models – Closing the Equity Gap for Latino HealthDr. Esiquio Casillas, Regional Medical Director for the Program for All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) at AltaMed Health Services, Los Angeles, CA
Dr. Michael Hochman, Medical Director for Innovation at AltaMed Health Services, Los Angeles, CA
Community Partnerships – Operationalizing the Promise of Health Equity to Improve Latino HealthMatías Valenzuela, Director, Office of Equity and Social Justice, Office of King County Executive, Seattle, WA
Break - Instant Recess
PLENARY SESSION: The Cure Violence Model – Changing the Culture of Violence and the Devastating Impact on Health EquityFrank Perez, National Director of Cure Violence, School of Public Health, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
Empowering Children and Families Towards Healthy ChoicesMonica Perez, Latino Outreach Coordinator, Marra Farms, Seattle, WA
Pamela Ronson, Nutrition and Garden Coordinator, Concord International/Marra Farms, Seattle, WA
Norma Zavala, Ph.D., Principal, Concord International Elementary School, Seattle, WA
Call to ActionTeresa Mosqueda, Political and Strategic Campaign Director, WA State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, Seattle, WA