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Unnatural Causes: Why Are Latinos Getting Sick and Dying Younger?

June 26, 2024 2:00 PM

Unnatural Causes: Why Are Latinos Getting Sick and Dying Younger?

Latinos in the US face alarming rates of preventable diseases like obesity, diabetes, hypertension, depression, and more. Policy decisions influencing what we consume; circumstances affecting where we live; and our limited or no access to healthcare exacerbate the issue. These health issues are often worsened by immigration status and socio-economic factors. Addressing these health issues requires a comprehensive approach, yet bureaucratic obstacles and political resistance often hinder progress. This workshop will delve into effective interventions, potential pitfalls, and the trajectory of this urgent health crisis.

Speakers:

Dr. Ray Serrano

Director of Research and Policy, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)

Dr. Helen Arteaga Landaverde

Chief Executive Officer, NYC Health + Hospital/Elmhurst

Dr. Steven Frese

Assistant Professor, University of Nevada, Reno

Laura I. Gomez

Cepanoa Health, CEO and Founder