ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
Voices for Change: Shaping the Future of Health Equity will focus on the broadening definition of health, with workshops on issues such as jobs, violence prevention, and housing, and solutions to ensure that all Californians live healthy lives.
$100.00 - Regular registration (after May 21, 2014)
$60.00 - Early-bird registration (on or before May 21, 2014)
Space is limited so register early!
Registration fees are only refundable by written request prior to May 31st.
REGISTRATION FEE DISCOUNTS
Discounts are available. Please complete the Fee Waiver Form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to (510) 832-1175, and we will get back to you in 2-3 business days.
- Ignatius Bau, Interim Executive Director, California Pan-Ethnic Health Network [CPEHN Overview Slideshow]
- Robert K. Ross, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer, The California Endowment
As California continues to implement the Affordable Care Act, how do we broaden the definition of health for California’s communities of color?
- Sandra Hernandez, MD, President and CEO, California HealthCare Foundation
- Peter Long, PhD, President and CEO, Blue Shield of California Foundation
- Daniel Zingale, MPA, Senior Vice President, The California Endowment
WORKSHOPS (Sessions 1 and 2)
All workshops are offered during both sessions. During Session 1, attend a workshop on a topic that is NEW to you. During Session 2, attend a workshop on a topic that you are ALREADY working on.
Ensuring Coverage and Quality Care for All
Hear updates and become mobilized on efforts to expand coverage and improve quality care for all our communities.
- Moderated by Cary Sanders, Director of Policy Analysis and the Having Our Say Coalition, California Pan-Ethnic Health Network [Ensuring Coverage and Quality Care for All]
- Gabrielle Lessard, JD, Health Policy Attorney, National Immigration Law Center
- Thu Quach, PhD, Research Director, Asian Health Services
- Celia Valdez, Director of Outreach and Education, Maternal and Child Health Access
Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies
Learn how communities of color are leading efforts to reduce disparities in mental health through community-defined practices and culturally competent services.
- Moderated by B. Darcel Harris-Lee, President/CEO, California Black Health Network
- C. Rocco Cheng, PhD, Corporate Director of Prevention and Early Intervention Services, Pacific Clinics
- Jim Gilmer, MA, Co-Chair, California MHSA Multicultural Coalition, and Co-Coordinator, California Reducing Disparities Project African American/People of African Descent Strategic Planning Work Group [Beyond the Beat and Lyrics: Reducing Mutiple Stigma and Discrimination Among Young Black Males]
- Alejandra Gutierrez, Youth Program Coordinator, Fathers and Families of San Joaquin
- Janet King, MSW, Community Relations Coordinator, Native American Health Center [Download Presentation]
Keeping the Peace: Community-Based Efforts to Reduce Violence
Hear about innovative strategies to reduce community violence and maintain safer neighborhoods.
- Moderated by Poki Stewart Namkung, MD, MPH, Board Member, California Pan-Ethnic Health Network
- Linnea Ashley, MPH, National Training & Advocacy Manager, Youth ALIVE! [Download Presentation]
- Jesse Esparza, Youth Organizer, Fathers & Families of San Joaquin
- Adam Kruggel, Director of Organizing, PICO California [Live Free: A program of PICO’s Lifelines to Healing Campaign]
- Virginia Lee, MPH, CHES, Urban Peace Manager, Advancement Project [Building Community Safety: Watts in Action]
Employing Economic Opportunity as a Tool for Equity
Learn about promising programs that are improving individual, family, and community wellbeing through employment and other economic opportunities.
- Moderated by Vanessa Aramayo, Director, California Partnership
- Ruben Lizardo, Associate Director, PolicyLink [A California that Works for Everyone: Harnessing Health Sector Jobs]
- Laura Lopez, Executive Director, Street Level Health Project [Download Presentation]
- Jack Mills, Director, National Network of Sector Partners, Insight Center for Community Economic Development [Download Presentation]
- Carla Saporta, MPH, Health Policy Director, The Greenlining Institute [Boys and Men of Color: Increasing Job Opportunities in the Health Workforce]
Housing for Wellness
Participate in a discussion on the ways that housing – from affordability and displacement to indoor pollutants – impacts the health of our communities.
- Moderated by Brandon Kitagawa, Policy Associate, Regional Asthma Management and Prevention Initiative
- Carlos Aguilar, Director of Organizing, Coalition for Economic Survival [Healthy Homes for a Better Community]
- Tyrone Buckley, JD, Legislative Advocate, California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation [Affordable Housing Crisis]
- Pamela Tapia and Devilla Ervin, Ditching Dirty Diesel Collaborative/The Rose Foundation's New Voices Are Rising Program [New Voices Are Rising for Health, Housing, and Anti-Displacement]
- Sissy Trinh, Executive Director, Southeast Asian Community Alliance [The Cornfield Arroyo Seco Specific Plan]
Healthy Communities, Healthy Design
Participate in a discussion about innovative land use policies that address economic and community development, climate change, and other environmental issues.
- Moderated by Daniela Simunovic, Environmental Health and Justice Program Manager, Liberty Hill Foundation
- Richard A. Marcantonio, Managing Attorney, Public Advocates Inc. [Leveraging GHG Policy to Close Public Health Inequities, Principles for Ensuring Disadvantaged Community Benefits under SB 535, Assessing Disadvantaged Community Benefits: A Framework for Determining which GGRF-Funded Projects will Count toward SB 535]
- Robert Ogilvie, PhD, Vice President for Strategic Engagement, ChangeLab Solutions [The Built Environment, Food & Health: Here’s the Connection]
CLOSING & RAFFLE
404 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
A small number of rooms offered at a special CPEHN rate ($169/night) are available. Make your reservation by May 17, 2014. More information about the hotel can be found at www.thebonaventure.com.
We would like to thank our conference sponsors for their generous support.
The California HealthCare Foundation
The California Endowment
California Primary Care Association
Care1st Health Plan
L.A. Care Health Plan
SPONSORSHIP AND EXHIBITING OPPORTUNITIES
Please contact Ruben Cantu if you would like information about becoming an event sponsor or exhibitor at (510) 832-1160 x301 or email@example.com.
Please contact Ruben Cantu if you have any specific needs, such as food, interpreter services, and/or accessibility at (510) 832-1160 x301 or firstname.lastname@example.org.