Summit Purpose & Overview|
The goal of the Latino Community Fund Summit is to highlight policy changes and convene service providers, community leaders, policymakers, and others around an emerging issue that impacts the Latino community. The Summit is an annual event that sparks conversations and provides solutions-oriented training. This year's theme, "Healthy Latino Families: Steps to Achieving Health Equity" is centered around health equity including, health access and environmental health.
You are invited! This event is open to the public. Join us for a 1/2 day of workshops, networking, and celebrating. For LCF members, grasstops leaders, direct service providers, policymakers, students and other emerging leaders, funding partners, and anyone who is interested in improving the well-being of Latino communities in Washington.
The Summit is a 1/2 day event with an opening plenary, 3 workshop tracts from which to chooose, closing plenary with Lunch and Keynote Speaker. Please check our website www.LatinoCommunityFund.org for program updates.
About Latino Community Fund
Latino Community Fund is a community-supported statewide organization. Our mission is to invest in the Latino community to cultivate new leaders, support effective nonprofit organizations, and improve the quality of life for all Washingtonians.
Dr. Leo Morales is a Physician-Investigator at the Group Health Research Institute and an Associate Professor of Health Services at the University of Washington. He received his M.D. and M.P.H. from the University of Washington and his Ph.D. in policy studies from the RAND Graduate School. Dr. Morales's research areas include disparities in health and measurement of patient-reported outcomes. Before joining Group Health, Dr. Morales was a faculty member at UCLA where he co-directed the Resource Center for Minority Aging Research. He is a past recipient of a Robert Wood Johnson Minority Medical Faculty Development Program award and a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Investigator award. Currently, he is Director of the Institute of Transnational Health Sciences (ITHS) Hispanic Community Outreach Program and the principal investigator of an R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the impact of language barriers on adherence and treatment intensification in patients with limited English language proficiency. In addition to his research activities, Dr. Morales is a practicing general internist in the Group Health delivery system.
Workshops for Service Providers:
Latino Outreach Strategies
Partnerships in Research
Workshops for Policy Makers & Advocates:
Implementation of the Affordable Care Act in WA
Opportunities for Achieving Health Equity: A Legislative Update
Workshops for Community Members:
Career Paths Panel: Medicine, Environmental Science, Policy
Toxic Free Kids
Fidalgo Room, Northwest Rooms at Seattle Center (View)
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109