Interpretation

This conference is in Spanish. Simultaneous interpretation in English will be provided for the sessions listed below. All times are Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).
Day 1
01 Oct 2020
Day 2
02 Oct 2020
Day 3
03 Oct 2020

Welcome*

The first session of the Eighteenth Annual Promotoras and Community Workers Conference will give us the opportunity to hear from our special guests and the sponsors who have invested their...
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Verne Brizendine
Trenae Simpson
Denise Campos
Arturo Vargas
Melinda Cordero-Bárzaga
Maria Lemus
Maria Lemus

Adaptation of Effective Community Outreach in Critical Times*

In this workshop, we will analyze adaptive strategies for effective community outreach in critical or non-traditional times for community promotores. Objectives: Promotores will learn the most common obstacles to the...
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Marisela Blancas
Hugo Ramirez

Immune System Function in the Prevention of COVID-19*

During this workshop, you will understand how the immune system works, the different parts that compose it, and the importance of keeping it healthy to achieve the prevention of COVID-19....
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Miriam Hernandez

Opening Plenary: The COVID-19 Pandemic: From Inequity to Social Justice*

The pandemic caused by COVID-19 has uncovered major gaps in our systems of care, which have disproportionately affected our most vulnerable communities. Learn how these social factors influence, how they...
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Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, MD, PhD

Active Aging and Brain Health in Latinos*

The workshop will present information related to the latest clinical research for healthy aging and support resources for participants. The presentation will include a basic explanation for promotores about memory,...
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Gloria Martinez
Patricia Dailey
Carlos Londoño, MD, MPH

Emotional Intelligence*

In this workshop promotores will learn to identify tools that improve their communication, leadership and emotional intelligence skills and apply them in their social environments and communities as agents of...
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Fabiola Freire

Promotores and Community Health Workers Are Essential in Surviving a Pandemic*

*Simultaneous interpretation will be provided. In this interactive workshop, we will review the roles and skills of essential workers during a pandemic, raising the importance of being prepared with skills...
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Brenda Gonzales
Dinorah Martinez

The Importance of Men in the Role as a Father in Parenting*

This workshop will be based in reflection and sharing information about education and gender, with the purpose of including men in the eradication of gender violence. Participants will learn about...
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Guillermo Hernandez

Panel: Achieving Social Justice Requires an Individual Transformation*

Many social factors affect the health of each individual and the call to action from this plenary will invite us to think globally and act individually to create innovative collaborative...
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Silvia Ortega
Erin Mooney
Xochitl Castaneda, PhD
Melinda Cordero-Bárzaga

Human Papillomavirus (HPV): What Is It and How to Prevent It?*

In Los Angeles County, cervical cancer rates in Latinas are disproportionately higher compared to other ethnic groups (14.3% for Latinas compared to 7.5% for Non-Hispanic Whites). To address this disparity,...
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Carolina Aristizabal, MD, MPH, CHES
Juan Carmen

Promotores Building Community Power*

This workshop will provide information and tools for promotores to influence and make an impact on social policies and decisions made by public officials and institutions in their communities. Yes,...
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Arturo Palato