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 14th 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.
Resilience in the Latino Community:
Uniting Our Voice to Improve Latino Wellbeing
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Carolina Lucero, Senior Vice-President, Sea-Mar Community Health Centers, Seattle, WA
Erasmo Gambo, PhD, Professor Emeritus, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Emcee: Victoria Breckwich Vasquez, DrPH, MPH, MA, Vice President of Preventive Health Services, Education and Training, Sea Mar Community Health Centers, Seattle, WA
The Culture and Resilience of Latino Health: The Past, Present and Future
Efrain Talamantes, MD, Medical Director, AltaMed Institute for Health Equity, Los Angeles, CA
Poster Session/Sponsor Tables - Sign up now!Exhibit: Sea Mar Museum of Chicano/a/Latino/a Culture
Latino Health Outcomes at the Intersection of Race, Racism and Health Care Delivery
Edwin Lindo, JD, Faculty Lecturer, Dept. of Family Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine and School of Law, Seattle, WA
Unresponsive Educational Systems: Addressing the Inequalities for Improved Success and Well-Being of Latinos
Leo Morales, MD, PhD, FACP, Professor and Chief Diversity Officer, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA Verónica Nelly Velez, PhD, Associate Professor, Secondary Education, Director, Education and Social Justice Minor & Program, Woodring College of Education, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA Dr. Concie Pedroza EdD, Chief of Student Supports, Seattle Public Schools, Seattle, WA
Poster Session & Sponsor Tables / Break
Using Social Determinants of Health to Improve Chronic Disease Management in Latino Communities
Julian Perez, MD, Clinical Director of Sports Medicine Department, Sea Mar Community Health Centers, Seattle, WA
Call To Action
Alfie Alvarado Ramos Director of the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs, Olympia, WA