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The 2006 National Latina Health Summit will be a historic gathering of influentials and decision-makers from the public, private and direct service providers of healthcare. It is a model strategy of cooperation between corporate America, the government, and national leadership/ advocacy organizations.

The Summit seeks to:

  • Promote a forward-thinking health agenda for Latinas and their families.
  • Move forward a public policy/service agenda that improves the Latina/o community’shealth and quality of life.
  • Creates a solid foundation of information on Latinas—capturing the critical nuances and complexities of the various Latina/o populations.
  • Produce a national public health policy document representative of the five U.S. regional symposia held in 2004-05 and focused on these health priorities:

    – Diabetes
    – Heart Disease
    – Cancer
    – HIV/AIDS
    – Substance Abuse/Tobacco Use
    – Mental Health/Violence
    – Maternal and Child Health

Summit Process
The Summit discussions will focus on the policy recommendations from the 2004-05 regional symposia and set as its priority a National Latina Health Agenda based on the access to health care issue in:

  • Prevention
  • Care and Treatment Issues
  • Research/Clinical Trials
  • Legal/Ethical Issues


Summit Outcomes
The Summit will be designed to provide a vivid and reliable snapshot on the state of Latina health in the United States. A final national public health policy document will be provided to congressional leaders, local/ state public health and federal officials.

Participants
A select group of highly visible Latina Leaders and experts from across the country will be invited as well as key business, governmental and nonprofit sector individuals.

Stay informed!
Sing up to our Summit email list by contacting info@nlhn.net
Please place on subject header “Summit 2006”

 
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