CHCI and United Health Foundation Host Summits on Health Issues in the Latino Community
CHCI and the United Health Foundation hosted a special live broadcast of CHCI’s health summits during the 2015 Public Policy Conference. Both summits gathered some of the nation’s top minds for critical discussions on major health policy issues affecting the Latino community and the nation.
Senior Latinos Summit: Empowering Caregivers in Hispanic Families
Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham led a timely discussion on the challenges of caring for an aging population. The panel also covered federal policies and legislation that provides support for caregivers.
A former Secretary of Health and Secretary of Aging & Long-Term Services, Rep. Lujan Grisham is serving her second term representing New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District. She serves as 1st Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Read her full biography here.
Miryam C. Gerdine, MPH – Chair, Mentoring and Networking Committee, Latina Researchers Network
Rick Green – Executive Advisor, National Alliance for Caregiving
Dr. Harry Paraison – National Hispanic Council on Aging
Jim Wills, MD, MPA – CEO, CaringCent
Health Summit: Health Disparities in the Latino Community
Rep. Raul Ruiz, M.D. and panelists held a productive and eye-opening discussion on best practices and recommendations to combat health disparities in the Latino community. Members of the panel also explored the effects of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and other critical health issues on minority communities.
The son of farmworkers, Dr. Ruiz left the emergency room when he was elected to Congress in 2012. He represents California’s 36th District. Read his full biography here.
Alejandro Espinoza, MPH CHES – Director of Nutrition and Obesity Prevention Program, Desert Healthcare District
Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, M.D. – Director, National Institutes of Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health
David Ramirez, M.D. – Senior Medical Officer and Vice President of Clinical Services for CareMore Health Plan
Roberto Valencia – Corporate Operations Vice President Pharmacy and Retail Operations, Walgreens
CHCI’s annual Public Policy Conference assembles Latino leaders, federal and local elected officials, corporate and nonprofit leaders, and supporters to participate in timely discussions of major policy issues affecting the Latino community and the nation. Key issues include: education, STEM, economy and workforce, labor, health, immigration, and more. Check out some of the highlights from the week’s events.