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REGISTER FOR THE CHCI HEALTH SUMMIT

MARCH 14, 2019
8:00am-4:30pm
Newseum

Knight Conference Center
555 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001

Join us at the 2019 #CHCIHealth Summit

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

Welcome Remarks:

Domenika Lynch, President & CEO, CHCI
Rep. Pete Aguilar, Member of Congress, U.S. House of Representatives, CHCI Board of Directors

Sponsor Remarks:

Jesse Price,Senior Director, Corporate Affairs, Eli Lilly and Company

Moderator:

Sinsi Hernandez-Cancio, Director, Center on Health Equity Action for System Transformation, Families USA

Speakers:

Suzette Figueroa Diaz, Director of Insulin and Affordability, US Diabetes, Eli Lilly
Dr. Garth N. Graham, President, Aetna Foundation and Vice President, Community Health for Aetna
Dr. Gary A. Puckrein, CEO and President, National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF) and Executive Director, Alliance of Minority Medical Associations
Dr. Elena Rios
, President, National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA)

Health disparities between Latinos and their Caucasian peers are well-known: Latinos are statistically more likely to be obese, often suffering from complications like heart disease and diabetes. Infectious diseases such as HIV also disproportionately impact Latinos. As the U.S. Latino population grows, addressing these disparities isn’t just the right thing to do, but also fiscally responsible policy to safeguard already-strained public health resources. Join CHCI and our panel of insurers, providers, and patient advocates as we discuss how policymakers and the private sector can collaborate to ensure equitable health outcomes for Latinos across the nation.

Welcome Remarks:

Ronald Estrada, Senior Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility & Community Empowerment, Univision Communications Inc., CHCI Vice Chair
Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán, 
Member of Congress, U.S. House of Representatives, House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health

Moderator:

Rita Carreon, Deputy VP of Health, UnidosUS

Sponsor Remarks:

Howard Moon, Director, Global Government Affairs, Amgen

Speakers:

Marisa Co, VP R&D Business Insights & Analytics, Bristol Myers Squibb
Suzette Figueroa Diaz, Director of Insulin and Affordability, US Diabetes, Eli Lilly
Dr. Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities NIH, All of us Program
Heind Smith, VP, Center of Operations and Research Excellence (CORE) US Clinical Development and Medical Affairs Oncology, Novartis

The U.S. population is growing more diverse, but clinical trials to develop cutting-edge treatments are not keeping up. Researchers have identified several possible reasons why certain groups are underrepresented in clinical trials, from ingrained unconscious biases, to logistical challenges, to simple lack of outreach. Representation for Latinos in these trials is critical to ensuring new treatments are effective and safe for all patients. Join CHCI and our panel of experts to examine how researchers, the private sector, and health advocates can attract and retain greater diversity in clinical trials.

Welcome Remarks:

Enrique Chaurand, Senior Vice President of External Affairs and Communications, CHCI
Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, Member of Congress, U.S. House of Representatives

Sponsor Remarks:

Oscar Mairena, Gilead Sciences, CHCI Alumnus

Moderator:

Brandon Garrett, Chief Operating Officer, National Minority Quality Forum

Speakers:

Manuel Diaz Ramirez, Director of Community Health Action, La Clinica Del Pueblo
Charley John, Pharm D., Manager, Policy Analysis, Walgreens
Silvana Mazzella, Associate Executive Director, Prevention Point

Latinos accounted for about a quarter of all new HIV diagnoses in 2015, demonstrating the disproportionate threat the disease still presents to communities of color. Stigma, sexual orientation as well as disparities in income, geography, immigration status, and insurance coverage can hinder Latinos from accessing HIV prevention and treatment solutions. Addressing disparities in communities of color, especially within LGBT populations, is key to slowing the spread of HIV/AIDS. Join CHCI as policymakers, public health experts, and advocates discuss how to improve awareness and access to HIV prevention and treatment for Latinos.

Welcome Remarks:

Stefania Yanachkov, Vice President of Corporate Relations, CHCI
Rep. Tony Cardenas,
Member of Congress, U.S. House of Representatives, House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health

Moderator:

Dr. Yanira Cruz, President, National Hispanic Council on Aging

Speakers:

Carlos L. Rodríguez-Ramos, VP of Legal Affairs, Chief Legal Counsel and Secretary, Triple-S Management Corporation
Armando J. Rodríguez, President and CEO, HIMA San Pablo Hospital Group
Hon. Allyson Y. Schwartz, President and CEO, Better Medicare Alliance

A higher percentage of Latino Medicare enrollees, including 20 percent of Puerto Rico residents, enroll in Medicare Advantage. The Trump Administration in April 2018 moved to expand the services available to Medicare Advantage enrollees, potentially adding more value for users. However, the overall Medicare system faces an uncertain financial future: a June 2018 federal report predicted the system would become insolvent by 2026. With so many Latinos dependent on Medicare Advantage, how can policymakers ensure its long-term availability and value for patients? What lessons can be applied from Medicare Advantage to the larger Medicare system? Join CHCI in a panel with policymakers, providers, insurers, and advocates to learn how health authorities can bolster and ensure quality treatment within Medicare Advantage.

Welcome Remarks:

Ronald Estrada, Senior Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility & Community Empowerment, Univision Communications Inc., CHCI Vice Chair
Rep. Donna Shalala, Member of Congress, U.S. House of Representatives

Moderator:

Dr. Maria Portela, MD, MPH, Chief of Family Medicine Section, Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical Faculty Associates, George Washington University; Medical Director, George Washington Immediate Primary Care Clinics

Speakers:

Daisy Auger-Dominguez, Board Member, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Sharon Huerta
, Vice President of Medicaid Operations for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico 
Jason Resendez
, Chief of Staff; Executive Director, Us Against Alzheimer
Chris Swonger, CEO and President, Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility

Preventable chronic conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and obesity touch countless American families. However, preventative tools like health insurance coverage, immunization, regular exercise, appropriate nutrition, and regular health screenings are not equally available to all. Many Americans continue to engage in risky behaviors. U.S. Latinos are the country’s fastest growing ethnic group, and nearly half of them are under 18. Public health officials and advocates face the challenge, and opportunity, to promote improved preventative health practices in this growing population before they develop preventable illnesses. This session will explore how policymakers, insurers, providers, and/or community advocates can build equal access to critical preventative health tools across racial, ethnic, and gender lines. Panelists will also address solutions to minimizing harm associated with addiction for adults who don’t want to pursue a life of abstinence.

Welcome Remarks:

Domenika Lynch, President & CEO, CHCI
Rep. Ruben Gallego,
Member of Congress, U.S. House of Representatives, CHCI Chair

Speakers:

Dr. Juan Diaz-Cartelle, Senior Medical Director-Peripheral Interventions, Boston Scientific
Dr. Teri Heiland,
Sr. Vice President and Co-Founder, Immunomic Therapeutics
Dr. Edward Ramos, Team Lead, All of Us Research Program, National Institutes of Health
Crystal A. Riley, PharmD, MHA, MBA, Senior Manager of Healthcare Policy and Reimbursement, Baxter Healthcare Corporation

Latinos are “early adopters” of the internet and smartphone age, outpacing non-Latinos in getting online. And yet, a “digital divide” still prevents many Latinos from accessing effective technology-based healthcare options like telehealth, and the costliest new innovations can be out of many Latinos’ reach. At the same time, private-sector and academic partners constantly introduce new technology and innovations to reach and support Latino families’ health, but they enter a competitive, heavily-regulated industry. Join CHCI as our panel of health advocates, providers, policymakers and entrepreneurs discuss how the latest technological innovations support Latinos’ health needs, and how policymakers can ensure effective and safe new technologies reach patients who need them the most.

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

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Contact

For sponsorship opportunities please contact us at development@chci.org.