Latino Health Summit on Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Community, Health & Wellness

Sep. 06, 2017
8:00 am to 4:00 pm

George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, TX 77010

WHAT: Latino Health Summit 2017 – The Changing Landscape of Latino Health presented by Hispanic Health Coalition

WHEN: Wednesday, September 6, 2017 from 8 AM – 4 PM

WHERE: George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, TX 77010


The Latino Health Summit will bring together experts in the fields of health promotion, healthcare utilization, and policy to provide a discourse on challenges facing the Latino population in accessing healthcare. Using the strengths of community, these experts will prioritize and explore strategies that leverage Latino cultural strengths, and discuss healthcare barriers with the goal of supporting solutions to improve health for Latinos.

Registration is from 8:00am – 9:00am

The Changing Health Needs of Latino Communities

Jessica Farrar, JD, Texas House Representative – District 148
Stephen J. Spann, MD, MBA, Planning Dean for the Medical School and Special Assistant to the President, University of Houston
Umair Shah, MD, MPH, Executive Dirctor of Harris County Public Health, President, National Association of County and City Health Officials

Latino Health Promotion Challenges and Opportunities

Beth Harp, Executive Director of Kids’ Meals
Isy Gabriela Conde, MBA, Director of Community Development, BakerRipley
Anne Whitlock, Founding Director of Connect Community

Nicolas Kanellos, PhD, Brown Foundation Professor of Hispanic Studies, University of Houston

Health Care Reform & Latinos in Texas

Keynote Speaker: Vivian Ho, Ph.D., James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics, Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, Center for Health and Bio Science, Baker Institute for Public Policy

ABCs and 123s of Advocacy

Albert Cheng, Public Health Analyst for Harris County Public Health and board member of the Texas Board of Professional Engineers
Tim Schauer, Senior Vice President, Cornerstone Government Affairs
Rosie Valadez McStay, Director, Government Relations, Texas Children’s Hospital
James Lee, Public Affairs Specialist at Legacy Community Health, member of Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Hispanic Advisory Board

Empowerment: Community Health Worker Training*
*CEU contact hours: 2
Donaji Stelzig, MPH, LCCE, CHES, CHWI, Health Education Team, Texas Children’s Health Plan

Health Care Challenges in Providing Services to Latinos

Andrea Caracostis, MD, MPH, Chief Executive Officer of the Asian American Health Coalition, HOPE Clinic
Kenneth W. Janda, JD, President and Chief Executive Officer of Community Health Choice

CEUs will also be available for Health Educators and Social Workers

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Tags: Hispanic Health Coalition

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