7th Ohio Latino Health Summit - 2018

The Ohio Latino Health Summit is an event that brings together health experts, organizations, and individuals in order to shift the community's focus from a curative approach to health disparities into a preventative approach.

This Years Theme:

Emerging and Converging Latino Health Issues in Ohio: Demographics, Epidemiology and Access

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Thank You To Our Host

Thank You To Our Partners


Keynote Address:

Kenneth L. Dominguez, MD, MPH, CAPT / U.S. Public Health Service, Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention, National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention
Leading Causes of Death, Prevalence of Diseases and Risk Factors, and Use of Health Services Among Hispanics in the USA

Breakout Sessions:

Block A - Behavioral Health & Chronic Health Issues: Block B - Serving Our Community’s Health Needs: Block C -
Student & Academic
Track :

Mental Health Service Accessibility
- Evelyn Rivera, Ph.D., M.P.A., M.A. 
- Edna Fuentes Casiano, MSSA, LSW, Case Western University

Cervical & Breast Cancer Impact on Latinas’ Health
- Iracema Arevalo, MD. MSc, ProMedica

Puerto Rico Relief and Diaspora Panel
Moderator: Ramonita Vargas, The Spanish American Committee
- Victor Leandry, El Centro
- Magda Gómez, Cuyahoga Community College
- Yesenia Velez, The Spanish American Committee

Serving Migrant Labor: Health & Job Safety Issues PANEL 
Moderator: Dan Almaguer, LULAC-Ohio
- Dr. Lora Wyss, NEOMED & Malone University
- Veronica Dalhberg, HOLA 
- Jeff Stewart, Centro San José—WP

Connecting Students and
Community-Developing Future Hispanic/Latino Physicians and Pharmacist
Facilitator: Andre Burton, J.D. , NEOMED
- Gina Weisblat, Ph.D., MACHS NEOMED
- Anita Johnson,  NEOMED
- Aviva Aquilar, NEOMED
- Ernesto Solorzano Zepeda,  NEOMED

Building a Career in Medical/Health Services through Community Engagement
Facilitator: Greta Lax, University of Akron 
Facilitator: Parizad Dejbord-Sawan, Ph.D., University of Akron



The Impact of Cultural Microaggressions on people of color: Understanding implications for Health and Education
- Jolene Lane, University of Akron Vice President for Inclusion & Equity CDO, Title IX Coordinator
- Neudy Carolina Nuñez, Program Dir., Academic Initiatives & Living Learning communities, University of South Florida

2017 Mini Grants Summary

Cultural Competence & Language Access: Best Practices (Panel Discussion)
Moderator:  Natasha Curtis, MA Ass Director of Education Training Lab, Kent State University
- Richard Biering, Akron Children’s
- Dr. Sladjana Courson DO, Akron Children’s
- Parizad Dejbord-Sawan, University of Akron
- Jessica Zavala, Aultman Hospital

Immigrant Health and Wellbeing (Panel Discussion)
Moderator:  Fedearia A. Nicholson, Dean of Student Success at Stark State College
- Dana Weber, Stark County ESC
- Brian Hoffman, Esq., The International Institute of Akron 
- Isaac Báez, MPH, Stark County Mental Health and Addiction Recovery