The issue of Hispano/Latino health and well being presents a challenge for educators, policy makers and anyone concerned about economic development.  The Summit, entitled "Healthcare Solutions for Hispanos/Latinos in New Mexico:  Increasing Access, Decreasing Disparities," will have presentations by some of the leading national and local experts on racial and ethnic health disparities.   Participants will generate an Action Agenda of short and long term recommendations for health care reform in NM.<p>

Further, New Mexico's population is dispersed into rural and tribal areas that are burdened by low income.  This Summit will also explore models for reaching these remote communities. <p>

Many of the topics being discussed have corollaries in the legal and criminal justice areas.  Some proposed solutions and new service models are showing great promise for doctors, other healthcare providers and other service providers.  "We are inviting the community because there is synergy in considering these issues from the perspective of patients, educators, service providers, activists, taxpayers, and caregivers," said Associate Dean for Diversity, Valerie Romero-Leggott, M.D.<p>

Registration costs are $40 for physicians receiving CME credits, JD's and PhD's, and $20 for students and members of the community as well as other healthcare professionals. <p>

Registration is through the UNM School of Medicine Office of CME, 272-3942 or http://hsc.unm.edu/cme. <p>


Contact: Cindy Foster, 272-3322