Tuesday, July 22 Los Angeles Convention Center
Start Time End Time Description
8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. Arrival and Check-in
Convention Center West Hall - Petree Hall
9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m.

Opening Breakfast and Welcome Remarks
Concourse 152
Janet Murguía, President and CEO, NCLR
Monique McWilliams, Chief Diversity Officer, Eli Lilly and Company
Dr. David Hayes-Bautista, Professor of Medicine, Director of the Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture, UCLA (confirmed)

Listen to a perspective on both the history and the future of Latino health, and learn about how the strengths of the Latino community and culture can be harnessed towards decreasing health disparities and improving well-being.


Beyond the Clinic Doors: Incorporating, Sustaining, and Advocating for Promotores de Salud Programs (CONCURRENT) Concourse Hall 151
Manuela McDonough, Associate Director, Institute for Hispanic Health, NCLR
Dr. Edwin Fisher, Global Director, Peers for Progress
Dr. Elisa Nicholas, Chief Executive Officer, The Children's Clinic
Carolina Nkouaga, Director of Operations, Office for Community Health, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center

Promotores de salud are a key resource in the effort to serve harder-to-reach Latino populations, increase engagement with care, and improve health outcomes. Discuss the value of and ways to integrate promotores into clinical teams, financial models to sustain promotores programs, and advocacy strategies for the promotores model.

10:15 a.m. 11:05 a.m.  

Supporting Latino Communities in the Fight Against Childhood Obesity (CONCURRENT) Concoures Hall 150 AB
Steven Lopez, Senior Policy Analyst, Health Policy Project, NCLR
Nii-Quartelai Quartey, Manager, National Healthy Equity and Multicultural Partnerships, American Heart Association (confirmed)
Rebecca Adeigbe, Project Coordinator, Salud America!

Childhood obesity has increasingly become an urgent public policy concern for the Latino community, given that our children are at a higher risk for being overweight or obese than their White, Black, or Asian peers. It is estimated that 38.9% of Latino children between the ages of 2 to 19 are either overweight or obese. Learn how these organizations are supporting community efforts to reverse the childhood obesity trend among Latino children.


Mirando hacia el futuro: Encouraging Latino Youth to Pursue Careers in Health Care (CONCURRENT) Concourse Hall 151

Michelle Quinteros, Executive Director, Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools
Dr. María Luisa Zúñiga, Associate Professor, San Diego State University School of Social Work (confirmed)
Surabhi Jain, Associate Director, Workforce Development, NCLR
Dr. Efrain Talamantes, Robert Wood Johnson Scholar, UCLA

With Hispanics’ status as the majority minority in the U.S. and their share of the population expected to reach one-third by the year 2050, the health care needs of the Latino community are a significant and growing concern. Learn about ways to increase the pipeline of culturally competent health care workers as a key preparation for future Latino health needs, as well as the barriers that Latino youth frequently face to pursuing careers in health and efforts to increase interest in and access to health degrees among these students.

11:10 a.m. 12:15 p.m.  

Salud Móvil: Improving Latino Health with New Technology (CONCURRENT) Concourse Hall 150 AB
Dr. Jay M. Bernhardt, Founding Director, Moody College of Communications Center for Health Communication, University of Texas, Austin
Dr. Ana Maria López, Founding Medical Director, Arizona Telemedicine Program, University of Arizona
Dr. Sheba George, Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

With the rising importance of technology in our daily lives, Latinos are using their cell phones more and more to access the internet and seek information. Learn about the unique potential of health communication technologies—mobile applications, text messages, email, and other digital communications—to reach hard-to-reach populations and improve patient outcomes. Hear about a specific example being implemented with rural populations as well as future directions envisioned in health communications.

12:10 p.m. 12:30 p.m. Break
12:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. NCLR Conference Tuesday Luncheon
Los Angeles Convention Center West Hall B
2:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m.

After Health Care Reform: The Remaining Uninsured
NCLR Annual Conference Health Town Hall
Concourse 152
Live streamed at

Dr. Robert Ross, President and CEO, The California Endowment
Lori Baptista, Director of Policy, Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center
Mayra E. Alvarez, MHA, Director, State Exchange Group, Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Juan H. Flores, MUP, Consultant and Adviser, La Fe Policy Research and Education Center
Florida State Senator Rene Garcia

The implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) represents a historic milestone in expanding the number of individuals with quality, affordable health insurance, including millions of Latinos. Although the ACA is a significant step forward, some people remain vulnerable to being uninsured due to various factors. In this town hall, NCLR will bring together a panel of stakeholders to discuss current and potential pathways to expand coverage to the remaining uninsured and the promise these innovations hold for Latinos. The panel will also explore lessons learned during the implementation of the health insurance marketplaces and how they will affect both current and potential efforts to expand coverage.

4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. Break
6:00 p.m. 7:00p.m. NCLR Conference President's Reception
Los Angeles Convention Center West Hall B
7:30 p.m. 10:00 p.m. NCLR Conference Awards Gala Dinner
Los Angeles Convention Center West Hall B
WEDNESDAY, JULY 23 JW Marriott - Los Angeles L.A. LIVE
Start Time End Time Description

8:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m.

Arrival and Check-in
Diamond Foyer

9:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m.

Breakfast and Remarks by Lilly
Diamond Salon 5
Amy O'Connor, Senior Director, Digital and Social Media Communications, Eli Lilly and Company

10:15 a.m.

11:05 a.m.

Health Equity Training
CommonHealth ACTION

Meet in Diamond Salon 5, Breakouts in Diamond Salon 6-8
Natalie Burke, President and CEO, CommonHealth ACTION
Kara Ryan, Senior Program Manager, CommonHealth ACTION
Rejane Frederick, Program Associate, CommonHealth ACTION
Katy Weeks, Program Associate, CommonHealth ACTION

Explore the different factors driving health disparities in Latino communities, and draw from experience in your own communities to share perspectives and strategies for change with other Latino stakeholders.

11:15 a.m.
12:00 p.m.
Digital Media Training: Best Practices for Reaching Youth

Diamond Salon 4
Amy O'Connor, Senior Director, Digital and Social Media Communications, Eli Lilly and Company

This training will discuss how digital and social media are changing the way individuals and advocacy groups shape health care policy. We will outline the changing advocacy landscape and offer tips and tools for optimizing digital campaigns in the health care space. In particular, we will focus on using social media to appeal to and attract the next generation of youth advocates.

12:15 p.m.

1:15 p.m.

Networking Lunch
Diamond Salon 5


This Is Public Health: Real-Life Examples of Health Impact Assessments (CONCURRENT) Diamond Salon 3

Dr. Brian Cole, Adjunct Asistant Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Consuelo Saragoza, Senior Advisor of Public Health & Community Initiatives, Multnomah County Health Department, Portland, Oregon

Health impact assessments help a community plan for better health. Learn more about health impact assessments and how they are used, and hear real-life examples of health impact assessments that have been carried out in various communities.

1:30 p.m.
2:20 p.m.

The Built Environment: Planning for Health in Our Communities (CONCURRENT) Diamond Salon 1-2

Dr. James F. Sallis, Distinguished Professor, Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California, San Diego
Robert Garcia, Founding Director and Counsel, The City Project (confirmed)
James Rojas, Founder, Latino Urban Forum

Beyond the doctor’s office, the surrounding environments in which we live, work, and play have great potential to either hinder or encourage our efforts at healthy living. Learn about the impact of the built environment on lifestyle, and hear about initiatives being undertaken in L.A. to change the built environment to more successfully encourage healthy eating and physical activity.

2:20 p.m.

3:00 p.m.

Coffee break
Diamond Foyer


ACA Update: Lessons learned from State Implementation (CONCURRENT) Diamond Salon 3

Teresa Niño, Senior Advisor, Office of the Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Sue Vega, Senior and ACA Outreach and Enrollment Programs Manager, Alivio Medical Center
Mozell Bostwick, Director of IPA Marketing, AltaMed Health Services

States have had varying experiences in implementing the ACA and conducting outreach and enrollment with the Latino community. Explore lessons learned from different states: what worked and what didn’t? What needs to be changed to make the second round of open enrollment more successful?

3:00 p.m.
3:50 p.m.
    Breaking the Silence: Mental Health and the Latino Community (CONCURRENT) Diamond Salons 1-2

Dr. Pierluigi Mancini, Chief Executive Officer, Clinic for Education, Treatment and Prevention of Addiction, Inc. (CETPA)
Maria José Carrasco, Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness Multicultural Action Center
Dr. Teresa Chapa, Executive Director, National Hispanic Medical Association

Due to the expansion of mental health parity under the Affordable Care Act, more attention is being paid to mental health care and access to services. However, Latinos still face certain cultural barriers which often discourage them from seeking care. Discuss various mental health topics affecting the Latino community, from lack of access to care, to the problem of stigma, to specific issues that particularly impact Latinos and their frequent intersections with cultural factors.

4:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

Collective Action Plan Creation, Summation, and Evaluation
Diamond Salon 4
Delia Pompa, Senior Vice President, Programs, NCLR

5:30 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

Closing Reception and Poster Board Viewing
Diamond Foyer
Janet Murguía, President and CEO, NCLR

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