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APRIL 21, 2020

700 2nd Street NE,
Washington, D.C. 20002

Join us at the #CHCI2020HealthSummit


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Please join us for registration and a networking breakfast. Complimentary pastries, bagels, fruit and yogurt will be provided.

According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, Latinos experienced large gains in coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that reduced disparities in healthcare coverage. However, these gains reportedly stalled or began reversing because of state and federal policies, including changes the current administration made to the ACA implementation and Medicaid waivers. Currently, Latinos have the highest uninsured rates of any racial or ethnic group within the United States. Data from the Census Bureau shows that in 2017, only 49% of Latinos had private insurance coverage, as compared to the 75.4% for non-Latino whites. In light of these trends, panelists will discuss how we can close the health insurance gap that leaves so many Latinos vulnerable either because they are uninsured or are underinsured.

Diversity, equity and inclusion in the healthcare sector is as important to fostering innovation and boosting performance as it is in other sectors. Whether they’re C-suite executives, doctors, nurses, caregivers, or IT staff, the industry has faced challenges when it comes to finding and retaining diverse talent. Join this panel to learn what the healthcare industry is doing to elevate Latino and other minority groups into the industry’s top echelons and approaches to providing equitable, accessible healthcare for all.

Latinas experience high rates of unplanned pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV/AIDS. They also face challenges in accessing contraception that is affordable and available. Latinas continue to face additional obstacles including: cultural and linguistic barriers, as well as hurdles based on immigration or economic status, and geographic location, which prohibit many of them from obtaining comprehensive quality maternal health care. Join the panelists to learn about proven practices and recommended policy solutions to achieve maternal health equity for Latina mothers and preventing avoidable maternal mortality and morbidity in an era of rapid demographic and epidemiological transition.

Prescription drugs can treat many previously untreatable and rare illnesses, leading to improved health and higher life expectancy. Unfortunately, as promising as they are, these innovations are out of reach for many Latinos, who are likely to disproportionately suffer from health conditions such as: asthma, cancer, liver disease, tuberculosis, obesity, HIV, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease. In the wake of several drug pricing reforms on the horizon, including the recently passed legislation to lower drug prices, panelists will discuss policy recommendations that promote innovation in the pharmaceutical industry, while at the same time improving access and affordability for life-saving medications.

Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) are the leading cause of health disparities in underserved Latino children, youth and families. Factors including socioeconomic status, education, neighborhood and physical environment, employment, and access to health care impact long-term health. Learn from experts who will discuss promising programs designed to address SDOH such as: addressing the holistic needs of children, youth and families, ensuring access to nutritious food, increasing access to quality and comprehensive healthcare services, or exploring ways of leveraging technology to address SDOH.

Latinos represent a significant growing segment of our nation’s population. Sadly, many Latinos are caught in a cycle of vulnerability with declining access to healthcare. Although digital health is not a solution in and of itself for eliminating the systemic factors that perpetuate health disparities for underserved Latinos, it has wide-ranging potential to reduce the disparities caused by economic, social, environmental and other factors. From the invention of telehealth services, cloud computing, mobile devices, to remote monitoring with peripheral devices, and care management coaching, technology has the potential to transform access to healthcare and medical treatment for Latino communities. Panelists in this session will discuss proven ways of leveraging technology to connect some of the most vulnerable Latino populations to better access to healthcare.

Please join us for a networking reception immediately following the closing plenary. Complimentary wine and appetizers will be served.

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