ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
CPEHN’s biennial Voices for Change Conference comes at a critical moment for communities of color and the health equity movement.
In recent years, we have seen constant attacks against the health and well-being of our communities. As we head into the mid-term elections, the stakes are even higher. This year’s conference, Mobilizing for Health Equity, will bring together community members, advocates, and policymakers to strategize about how to mobilize our networks to fight for health equity.
For 25 years, CPEHN has helped bring together diverse communities and groups to demonstrate the ways our interests and goals overlap. Together, we have leveraged our collective knowledge and strength to advance policies that have improved access to care and the social and environmental conditions that contribute to health. Now is the time to not only protect our hard-fought successes but also advance bold policy initiatives.
The future of our health depends on our collective Voices for Change. We hope that you will join us. #VoicesForChange2018
We are pleased to announce that our keynote speaker is Maria Hinojosa!
As a reporter who was the first Latina in many newsrooms, Maria Hinojosa dreamt of a space where she could create independent, multimedia journalism that explores and gives a critical voice to the diverse American experience. To that end, in 2010, she created the Futuro Media Group, a nonprofit organization with the mission to create multimedia content for and about the new American mainstream in the service of empowering people to navigate the complexities of an increasingly diverse and connected world. As the Anchor and Executive Producer of Latino USA, distributed by NPR, as well as Co-Host of In The Thick podcast, Hinojosa has informed millions about the changing cultural and political landscape in America and abroad.
Hinojosa has reported hundreds of important stories — often taking viewers into communities rarely shown on television. Hinojosa’s nearly 30-year career as a journalist includes reporting for PBS, CBS, WNBC, CNN, NPR, and anchoring Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One. She is the author of two books and has won dozens of awards. Now at the Futuro Media Group, Hinojosa continues to bring attention to experiences and points of view that are often overlooked or underreported in mainstream media, all while mentoring the next generation of diverse journalists to delve into authentic and nuanced stories that impact their communities.
2018 Midterm Elections: What’s At Stake and Why It Matters to California's Communities of Color
The outcome of the 2018 midterms will have important implications for the future of Medicaid and the ACA, reproductive rights, immigration, civil rights, and more. Join us to hear from national experts on what to expect and how to resist attacks against the health of our communities.
- Kathy Ko Chin, CPEHN Board Member and President and CEO, Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
- Zahra Billoo, Executive Director, Council on American-Islamic Relations, San Francisco Bay Area (CAIR-SFBA)
- Bamby Salcedo, President & CEO, The TransLatin@ Coalition
- Elena Nguyen Santamaria, Policy Advisor, NextGen America
- Celinda M. Vázquez, Vice President of Public Affairs, Planned Parenthood Los Angeles
- Speaker Biographies
WORKSHOPS (Sessions 1 and 2)
All workshops are offered during both sessions. *All workshops and speakers are subject to change*
Advancing Equitable Health Care for All Californians
Despite Federal threats, there are opportunities to push proactive policies—from Health4All to addressing health care affordability—that will advance better care for all Californians. This session will discuss the health care policies that have momentum today and how they can be achieved here in California.
Moderator: Cary Sanders, Director of Policy Analysis, California Pan-Ethnic Health Network
Promoting Community Healing and Resilience
This panel will highlight innovative work to heal trauma from the individual, community, and systems perspectives. The session will focus on successful strategies and highlight how communities are taking collective action to advance healing and resilience.
Moderator: Saili Willis, Program Associate, California Pan-Ethnic Health Network
Designing Healthy and Equitable Communities
This session will discuss local models that integrate equity into planning and community development. Panelists will discuss strategies that engage people—from tax measures, to building community land trusts, to training and empowering local advocates—in the development of their own communities.
Moderator: Kimberly Chen, Government Affairs Manager, California Pan-Ethnic Health Network
Fighting for Immigrant Health, Safety, and Human Rights
In 2018, the Federal government has threatened the health and safety of immigrant communities from every angle. This session will discuss how California is fighting back and leading the public effort to show that protecting immigrant communities strengthens all of us.
Moderator: Jeffrey Reynoso, CPEHN Board Member and Executive Director, Latino Coalition for a Healthy California
Integrating Oral Health and Behavioral Health to Treat the Whole Person
California has taken steps to bridge the fragmented systems that provide care. In this session, experts will share promising strategies for health system transformation and expectations for the next year.
Moderator: Carolina Valle, Senior Policy Associate, California Pan-Ethnic Health Network
Teeth, Taxes, and Treatment: Making the Case for Oral Health
This session will outline the ways in which oral health impacts overall health for all Californians from kids to seniors, and will include strategies to strengthen our workforce, revenues, and integration of oral health into health equity efforts.
Moderator: Eileen Espejo, Senior Managing Director, Media & Health Policy, Children Now
Making it Stick: Translating Ideas into Messages, Campaigns, and Votes
After the workshops, we are bringing everyone back together to hear from state and local experts in public awareness campaigns as well as community civic engagement. Speakers will discuss best practices for messaging key issues and strategies to translate ideas into action and mobilize our communities.
Moderator: Doretha Williams-Flournoy, CPEHN Board Member and President/CEO, California Black Health Network
Some materials will be availble before the conference. All materials will be posted after the conference. In order to be environmentally-friendly, CPEHN will not print PowerPoint slides.
We have Community Partner sponsorships starting at $250 and Business and Industry Sponsorships starting at $10,000! You can sponsor the conference while registering or complete the forms below!
The deadline for sponsorships is August 8th. We need all ads and program information by 5pm on August 8th. If you would still like to sponsor, please email Aviva at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (510) 832-1160.
Community Partner Sponsorship Tiers | Community Partner Sponsorship Form
Business and Industry Sponsorship Tiers | Business and Industry Sponsorship Form
We would like to thank our conference sponsors for their support.
Community Partner Sponsors:
Health Equity Champions:
Community Health Allies:
Cultiva La Salud
Vision y Compromiso
Equity & Justice Supporters:
Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles
California Black Health Network
California Immigrant Policy Center
California Youth Connection
Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights Los Angeles
Justice in Aging
Latino Coalition for a Healthy California
The Los Angeles Trust for Children's Health
Multi-Ethnic Collaborative of Community Agencies
Regional Asthma Management & Prevention
Rita Cruz Gallegos, Genesis Consultants
Business and Industry Sponsors:
California Health Care Foundation
California Primary Care Association
Kaiser Permanente of Southern California
We would like to thank our core funders for their ongoing support!
- Blue Shield of California
- The California Endowment
- The California Wellness Foundation
- Kaiser Permanente
$40.00 Early Bird Registration until August 3, 2018
$65.00 Regular Registration August 3 to September 5, 2018
Can't afford to pay the registration fee? Please register and select pay later and indicate that you are requesting a fee waiver.
Please contact Aviva Prager if you have any questions at (510) 832-1160 or email@example.com.
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