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Posted by avancegw, April 18, 2016 14:08

The Avance Center for the Advancement of Immigrant/Refugee Health will hold its Annual Latino Health Disparities Conference on October 5, 2016. This year’s conference features partnerships with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and the Regional Primary Care Coalition to host the Regional Conference on Advancing Health Equity for Latino Youth & Families. Focus areas of the conference include emerging research, health policies, and culturally responsive health care.

This meeting brings together individuals committed to addressing health disparities that impact Latino immigrant communities. The conference offers an opportunity for researchers, practitioners, and advocates to share emerging research, best practices, and community perspectives that shape the agenda for promoting Latino health and eliminating disparities. This year will focus on migration trends throughout the region, how migration impacts the health of Latino youth and families, and how communities have responded. Topics include family reunification, housing, education, behavioral health, and policy.