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 13th 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.
Building Pathways Not Walls:
Creating Mindful Change for Improved Latino Health
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Carolina Lucero, Senior Vice-President, Sea-Mar Community Health Centers, Seattle, WA
María Sigüenza, Executive Director, Washington State Commission on Hispanic Affairs, Olympia, WA
Marc Provence, Director of Medicaid Transformation, Washington State Health Care Authority, Olympia, WA
Liszet Chavez-Avila, MSW, Community Engagement Coordinator, Pierce County ACH, Tacoma, WA
Emcee: Victoria Breckwich Vasquez, DrPH, MPH, MA, Vice President of Preventive Health Services, Education and Training, Sea Mar Community Health Centers, Seattle, WA
Strengthening the Movement for Responsible Public Policy
Sonja Diaz, JD, MPP, Founding Director, UCLA Latino Policy & Politics Initiative, Los Angeles, CA
Poster Session/Sponsor Tables - Sign up now!
Addressing the Root Cause of Social Determinants: The Model for Improved Outcomes
Juan Carlos Belliard, Ph.D., MPH, Trustee for The Root Cause Coalition; Vice-President for Community Partnerships and Director of the Institute for Community Partnerships, Associate Professor in Global Health at Loma Linda University Health, San Bernardino, CA
Setting the Stage for the Grassroots Movement Toward Health Equity
Dr. America Bracho, Executive Director, Latino Health Access, Santa Ana, CA
Poster Session & Sponsor Tables / Break
Healing the Trauma Cased by the Immigration Fear Factor in the Latino Communities
Juan Raul Gutierrez, MD, MHP, Associate Physician Diplomat, University of California, San Francisco, CA
Call To Action
Victoria Breckwich Vasquez, DrPH, MPH, MA, Vice President of Preventive Health Services, Education and Training, Sea Mar Community Health Centers, Seattle, WA