Assemblymember Tony Mendoza (D-56) and members of the California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation will host local elected officials, community leaders and experts in the healthcare field during a summit on Latino Health to be held Friday, August 5, 2011 at the University of Southern California’s Health Sciences Campus.
The Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation established the statewide summit series in 2007 as a means to stay connected and give back to the community. The event will feature 18 of the state’s health care leaders participating in panel discussion topics including Federal Healthcare Reform Implementation, Healthcare Workforce Diversity and Development, State Budgetary Impacts on Access to Care, and Illness and Health Issues Disproportionately Impacting Latinos.
“Ultimately, legislators will return to their districts and to the State Capitol with expanded knowledge and with vital new information on designing and sponsoring a compelling public agenda,” Assemblymember Mendoza said. “I authored AB 97 in 2007, the nation’s first Trans-Fats ban, because healthcare leaders were instrumental in opening my eyes to the dangers Trans-Fats posed in our community. It is my hope that the legislators present during this Latino Health Summit will develop similar beneficial reforms based on the panel discussions taking place throughout the day.”
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