Regional Latino Health Disparities Conference
The Avance Center for the Advancement of Immigrant/Refugee Health will hold its Annual Latino Health Disparities Conference on October 7, 2015. This year’s conference features partnerships with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and the Regional Primary Care Coalition to host the Regional Latino Health Disparities Conference: Breaking Down Structural Barriers to Latino Health Equity. Focus areas of the conference include emerging research, health policies, and culturally responsive clinical 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. Not only is this event an important networking platform in our nation’s capital, but it also offers training and capacity-building for the conduct of innovative research and implementation of interventions that are responsive to the changing needs of this diverse population. Elected officials from Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia will participate in a government panel about how to strengthen the way jurisdictions address Latino health disparities. Other topics include behavioral health, gender-based violence, and community-based participatory research.