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Friday, February 17 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Promising State and Local Strategies to Improve the Health of Women of Color

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Women of color continue to face deep health and health care disparities. Panelists will share strategies that have made a clear difference in women’s health outcomes, and discuss how to defend the health of all women in an increasingly hostile climate.

Moderators
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L. Toni Lewis

SEIU
Dr. Luella Toni Lewis has spent her life committed to social justice. From a very early age, she was taught by her family that service was the highest form of leadership and that all humans deserve justice, dignity, and respect.  | | Dr. Lewis has lived her passion working with multiple organizations on topics including ACA implementation and health system transformation, global health, youth engagement, racial justice, disaster response... Read More →

Speakers
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Rosita Castillo

Planned Parenthood of The Rocky Mountains
Rosita Castillo is now employed at Planned Parenthood of Southern Nevada as the Promotoresde Salud Program Manager. She practiced as a Chemical Dependency Professional most of heradult life in the State of Washington. She volunteered with the American Red Cross as a Trainerof Trainers in the Mensajeros de Salud HIV/AIDS educational program for 5 years. Rosita servedon the Board of Directors of the Yakima Valley Farmworkers Clinic, one of the... Read More →
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Wandy Hernandez

HealthConnect One
Wandy Hernandez, AA, CD (DONA), CLC, CCE, a nationally recognized speaker and advocate for community health workers, trains and advocates for both men and women, drawing on over 15 years of experience working in the community. Ms. Hernandez navigates with comfort between communities, agencies, and elected officials, building trust and gaining honor and respect with each audience. She frequently acts as a bridge between policy-makers, researchers... Read More →
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Elizabeth Howell

Mount Sinai Health
Elizabeth A. Howell, M.D., M.P.P. is a Professor in the Departments of Population Health Science & Policy, Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science, and Psychiatry, System Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science, and Associate Dean for Academic Development. She is a NIH-funded ob/gyn health services researcher and her research addresses quality of care and racial/ethnic... Read More →



Friday February 17, 2017 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Congressional B Lobby level