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SCHEDULE

(As of July 6, 2017 • Information and Schedule Subject to Change)

FRIDAY, JULY 7

8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.                  Health Summit Registration

Phoenix Convention Center North Ballroom Pre-Function

5:00–6:30 p.m.                     Community Health Centers Leadership Meeting (Closed Meeting)
Sheraton Grand Phoenix, Camelback

SATURDAY, JULY 8

7:45–8:45 a.m.                     Health Summit Coffee Networking Hour
Phoenix Convention Center North Building

8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.            Health Summit Registration
Phoenix Convention Center North Ballroom Pre-Function

9:00–10:30 a.m.                   Health Summit Opening Session Fostering Healthy, Equitable, and Resilient Communities in an Age of Adversity
Phoenix Convention Center North Building Meeting Room 121

What does implicit bias and social justice have to do with how we think about and navigate our health care? When we consider the effects of institutional and structural racism or discrimination, how do we disrupt our internal and external thinking to activate our communities to act and achieve real change in our health care system?

OPENING REMARKS/WELCOME

Rita Carreón, Deputy Vice President, Institute for Hispanic Health, NCLR

Keynote Speaker

Anabell Castro-Thompson, MSN, APRN, ANP-C, FAAN, President, National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN)

10:30–11:00 a.m.                 National Latino Family Expo®

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Phoenix Convention Center North Building Exhibition Hall Pre-Function – Lower Level

11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.        Health Summit Concurrent

Workshops

Advancing Women’s Health*

Phoenix Convention Center North Building, Meeting Room 128B

Even though Latinas will be more than one-quarter of the female population in the United States by 2050, they still face certain health inequities compared to men and non-Hispanic women. What supportive systems are in place to empower women to thrive? In this workshop, gain insights into current challenges, best practices, and solutions for addressing the unique health issues Latinas face, including preventive and reproductive health, as well as promoting healthy relationships and facing domestic violence.

MODERATOR

Liany Elba Arroyo, MPH, CPH, Senior Director, Health Equity, The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy

PANELISTS

Ginny Ehrlich, D.Ed., MPH, MS, CEO, The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy

Deisy Madrigal, Director of Family Support Services, Hispanic Center of Western Michigan

Nina Perez, Campaign Director Early Learning, MomsRising

Clarisse Cespedes, Executive Editor of BabyCenter en Español, Johnson &   Johnson

Latino Health Trends, Geo-Mapping, and Hotspotting: What’s Data Got to Do with It?
Phoenix Convention Center North Building, Meeting Room 129A

Geo-mapping and hotspotting provide a revealing snapshot of how health is influenced by where we live, learn, work, and play. They also present opportunities to start creating change in our communities. Communities vary widely, thus, efforts to improve health must involve those most affected. Delve into interactive geo-mapping tools and models in data collection that uncover potential hot spots, and identify Latino health trends based on key social determinants of health. Learn how to activate local resources and partners using data to influence better health and health care outcomes in your communities.

PANELISTS

Justin Rivas, MPH, MIPA Community Coach, County Health Rankings & Roadmaps

Patricia Foxen, PhD. Deputy Director, Research, NCLR

Sonia C. Tucker, Quality Improvement Director, La Maestra Community Health Center

Hugh Lytle, Founder and CEO, Equality Health

11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.          National Latino Family Expo®
Phoenix Convention Center North Building Exhibition – Lower Level

1:00–2:30 p.m.                     National Affiliate Luncheon
Phoenix Convention Center North Ballroom

2:30–3:00 p.m.                     Health Summit / Conference Networking
Phoenix Convention Center North Building Exhibition – Lower Level

3:00–4:30 p.m.                     Health Summit Roundtable
Fostering Public-Private Partnerships Committed to Health Equity
Phoenix Convention Center North Building, Meeting Room 129A

With limited resources and high demand to leverage major health gains within and across our diverse communities, non-traditional partners are collaborating to make a collective impact on complex social problems. Learn how cross-sector collaborations between and across corporate, community, and government partners can leverage a common agenda and best-in-class health initiatives to advance social change and health equity. Additionally, you will discover best practices and learnings on how to effectively develop and cultivate sustainable public and private partnerships in health and workforce that improve care for all Americans.

Moderator

Rita Carreón, Deputy Vice President, Institute for Hispanic Health, NCLR

Panelists

Pedro Cons, Executive Vice President, Integrated Health & Human Services, Chicanos Por La Causa

Jose R. Rodriguez, President and CEO, El Concilio

Tom Ashworth, Senior Manager, Strategic Diversity Management, CVS Health

Kathy Burris, Manager, Workforce Initiatives, CVS Health

5:00–9:00 p.m.                     Evening Event

SUNDAY, JULY 9

7:45–8:45 a.m.                    Health Summit Coffee Networking Hour
Phoenix Convention Center North Building

8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.            Health Summit Registration
Phoenix Convention Center North Ballroom Pre-Function

9:00–10:30 a.m.                   Health Summit / Conference Workshop
Precision Medicine and Innovation*
Phoenix Convention Center North Building, Meeting Room 128B

Groundbreaking advances in science and medicine are helping people live longer lives, but there is still much to be done to prevent or delay diseases like Alzheimer’s and cancer. Precision medicine is an approach for disease prevention and treatment that considers individual differences in lifestyle, environment, and biology. It has the potential to improve health outcomes for historically underrepresented communities. In this workshop, learn about precision medicine benefits, advances in research, and local and national efforts—including the All of Us Research Program—to include and engage more Latinos.

MODERATOR

Jason Resendez, Executive Director,  LatinosAgainstAlzheimer's Network

PANELISTS

Daisy Duarte, Caregiver Advocate,  LatinosAgainstAlzheimer's Network

Cielo Fernandez, Chief Program Officer, El Centro, Inc, Kansas City, KS

Keri Ramsey, Clinical Co-Director for Center for Rare Childhood Disorders, Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen)

Mohini Prasad, MPH, Health Disparities Researcher, Kelly Services

10:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.          National Latino Family Expo®
Phoenix Convention Center North Building Exhibition Hall – Lower Level

11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.          Latinas Brunch
Phoenix Convention Center North Ballroom

1:30–3:00 p.m.                     Health Summit Plenary Session
Unraveling the Impact of Child Adverse Events Among Latino Children and Families
Phoenix Convention Center North Building, Meeting Room 129A

High doses of adversity and incidents of trauma, such as family separation due to migration or raids, violence, or poverty, can affect children’s developing brains and immune systems, thus placing them at greater risk of developing adverse health behaviors as adults. Explore the complexities and effects of the current political and cultural environment on mental health and emotional well-being among Latino children and families. Identify protective and risk factors, and explore strategies aimed at addressing adverse child experiences to promote and foster resilient, inclusive, and equitable communities where children and families can thrive.

MODERATOR:

Patricia Foxen, PhD, Deputy Director, Research, NCLR

PANELISTS:

Sala S. Webb, MD, FAPA, Children’s Behavioral Medical Director, Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care

Caitlin Gizler, MAS, LMFT, Clinical Program Supervisor, BHP, Valle del Sol

Edwin Perez, MD, Psychiatrist, Valle del Sol

3:30–5:00 p.m.                     Health Summit Workshop
Prevention and Population Health Strategies to Encourage Consumer Engagement and Activate Culturally Responsive Change*
Phoenix Convention Center North Building, Meeting Room 128B

Addressing social determinants of health is pivotal to make improvements in population health outcomes. This workshop explores campaigns, policies, and innovative models for engaging multigenerational families around healthy living. The panel will discuss integrated approaches in navigating access to high-quality, equitable health care, including preventive services to mitigate or prevent chronic conditions that impact Latinos as well as access to healthy foods and safe places to live and thrive.

MODERATOR

Maria R. Carrasco, MD, Kaiser Permanente

PANELISTS

Jaime Torres, Vice President of Community Relations & Partnerships, Urban Health Plan

Karen J. Peterson, PhD, Vice President of Programs, Prevent Cancer Foundation

Amelie G. Ramirez, DrPH, Director, Salud Today, Interim Chair, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Director, Institute for Health Promotion Research, Dielmann Chair in Health Disparities Research & Community Outreach, Max and Minnie Tomerlin Voelcker Endowed Chair in Cancer Health Care Disparities, Professor of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, University of Texas Health Science Center

Marla Hollander, MPH, National Partnerships Manager, Office of State Advocacy - Voices for Healthy Kids

5:30–7:30 p.m.                     Helen Rodríguez-Trías Health Award Reception
Sheraton Grand Phoenix, Ballroom D

8:00–11:00 p.m.                   Evening Event

MONDAY, JULY 10

8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.            Health Summit Registration
Phoenix Convention Center North Ballroom Pre-Function

9:00–10:30 a.m.                   Monday Breakfast
Phoenix Convention Center North Ballroom

10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.          National Latino Family Expo®
Phoenix Convention Center North Building Exhibition Hall – Lower Level

11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.        Health Summit / Conference Concurrent Workshops
Protecting and Advancing Health Policy Gains: A Focus on Health Equity and Children*
Phoenix Convention Center North Building, Meeting Room 128B

In recent years, federal and state policy gains have positioned more children for healthier, brighter futures, including immigrants and children of color. However, given the current policy environment, those gains are vulnerable to being weakened. In this workshop, hear from leading health organizations as they spotlight key policy gains for children’s health; highlight what’s at stake in the current environment; and share ways to take action to ensure that all children have the opportunity for good health.

MODERATOR

Steven T. Lopez, MPP, MPH, Associate Director, Health Policy Project, Office of Research, Advocacy, and Legislation, NCLR

PANELISTS

Matthew D. Trujillo, PhD, Program Officer, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Mayra E. Alvarez, President, The Children’s Partnership

Brynne Keith-Jennings, Senior Research Analyst, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.        Latino Health Access in Rural America
Phoenix Convention Center North Building, Meeting Room 129A

The social, economic, and cultural factors that characterize rural areas—such as geographic isolation, lack of transportation, higher poverty, higher uninsured rate, higher chronic condition rates, and a shortage of health providers—contribute to greater health disparities for the more than 45 million Americans—of which nearly 10% are Latino—who live in rural America. Gain a deeper understanding of the unique needs, challenges, best practices, and solutions to addressing Latino health in rural areas, from structural and individual access to increase activation to appropriate health care coordination.

MODERATOR

Ramiro Zuniga, MD, Medical Director, Medical Affairs for California Health & Wellness, Centene Corporation

PANELISTS

Leticia Ibarra, MPH, Director of Programs, Clinicas de Salud del Pueblo, Inc.

Liany Elba Arroyo, MPH, CPH, Senior Director, Health Equity, The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy

Oscar C. Gomez, Chief Executive Officer, Health Outreach Partners

1:00–2:30 p.m.                     Monday Luncheon
Phoenix Convention Center North Ballroom

2:30–3:00 p.m.                     Health Care Press Conference Phoenix Convention Center North Building, Meeting Room 121

3:00–4:30 p.m.                     Health Town Hall and Health Summit Closing Session

Protecting and Defending Our Gains in Health Care

Phoenix Convention Center North Building Meeting Room 121

Major gains in access to affordable, equitable, and quality health care have been made since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), reducing the uninsured rate by almost half. As Congress and the new administration continue to enact legislation to repeal and replace major parts of the ACA, the health status and livelihood of millions of Latino children and families are at stake. An estimated 24 million Americans could be stripped of their health coverage, including eight million Latinos. Additionally, more than $800 billion could be cut from Medicaid. During the Health Town Hall, you will hear from key leaders in policy, consumer advocacy, provider, and public sector on what’s at stake, who are the winners and losers, and how we can advocate and advance good policy solutions that protect the most vulnerable members of our communities and create a more equitable health care system for all Americans.

MODERATOR

Heidi Renpenning, News Anchor, Univision, AZ

PANELISTS

Congressman Ruben Gallego (AZ-7th)

Carmella R. Castellano-Garcia, Esq., President and Chief Executive Officer of the California Primary Care Association (CPCA), President of the Board of Trustees, Castellano Family Foundation

Frederick A. Isasi, Executive Director, Families USA

Elena V. Rios, MD, MSPH, FACP, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Hispanic Medical Association, President, National Hispanic Health Foundation

6:30–7:30 p.m.                     Awards Gala President’s Reception
Phoenix Convention Center North Ballroom Pre-Function

8:00–10:00 p.m.                   Awards Gala Dinner
Phoenix Convention Center North Ballroom

10:00 p.m.–Midnight          Awards Gala After-Party (21+ years only)
Phoenix Convention Center North Ballroom Pre-Function

TUESDAY, JULY 11

9:00–11:00 a.m.                   Affiliate Leadership Breakfast

(Open to all Affiliate registrants)

Sheraton Grand Phoenix

Noon–5:00 p.m.                   In-Conjunction-With

Meetings and Events

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