The Latino Research and Policy Center hosted the 2013 Latino Health Disparities Conference on October 18, at the PPA Event Center in Denver, Colorado.
The conference covered:
Opening Remarks: Roderick Nairn, Ph.D., Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, University of Colorado Denver
Presentation-Colorado Latino Health Disparities Statistics: Alyson Shupe, Ph.D. & Mauricio Palacio, M.S.
Expert Panel: The Impact of the ACA on Public Health Efforts to Address Latino Health Disparities
1. How does and will the Affordable Care Act impact Colorado Latinos? Steve DelCastillo, Ph.D.
2. Where does the ACA fall short of meeting the current health care needs and addressing Latino health disparities in Colorado? What policy or programmatic shifts need to happen to make a real difference in Colorado Health Disparities? Senator, Irene Aguilar, M.D.
3. What elements of the ACA have the potential to cause a shift or change in the focus of public health and education efforts? In what ways will public health and education efforts need to adapt, change, grow to respond to changes brought about by the ACA? David Goff, M.D., Ph.D.
4. Can we anticipate and “get ahead of this shift” to maximize our efforts to address Latino health disparities in Colorado? What does the ACA mean in relation to how we plan and practice public health to reduce Latino health disparities? Paula Espinoza, Ph.D.
Connect for Health Colorado – Marketplace Overview: Brenda LaCombe
LRPC – Current Projects and Collaborations Overview: Evelinn Borrayo, Ph.D.