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Health and Wellness

Thursday, August 13

6:00 PM ET

Health and Wellness Our Health: La Primera Riqueza es la Salud

The COVID-19 pandemic is compounding historical social inequities and disproportionately impacting Latinos and communities of color. A contributing factor is that Latinos are essential workers on the front lines, including health professions, vital retail services, and food production jobs and are at far greater risk of exposure. This panel examines the ways the coronavirus has impacted the well-being of Latinos. Explores steps to promote greater health access for the Latino community while gaining valuable advice from experts on how to protect ourselves and our families against COVID-19.


  • Alana Cueto, President National Association for Hispanic Nurses


  • Dr. Martin Mendoza, Director, Division of Policy and Data OMH U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Dr. Jose Torradas, FACEP, American College of Emergency Physicians
  • Melissa Pluguez Moldavskiy, APRN, FNP-BC, AGACNP-BC, National Association for Hispanic Nurses
  • Mike Spigler, Vice President of Patient Services and Kidney Disease Education, American Kidney Fund
  • Dr. Edgar Monterroso, Senior Epidemiologist on the Emergency Operations Center COVID19 Response Center for Disease Control