Pennsylvania's 3rd Annual Latino Health Summit

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Pennsylvania's 3rd Annual Latino Health Summit

Latino Health Summit is back! This high-powered event brings hundreds of professionals and community members together all under one roof.

By Latino Connection

When and where

Date and time

April 7 · 7:30am - April 8 · 4:30pm EDT


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Reading 701 Penn Street Reading, PA 19601

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

  • 1 day 9 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

This year’s theme focuses on Restoring and Transforming Health in Our Communities. Network with and learn from influential thought leaders, private and public-sector organizations, and members of the community. Attend plenary and educational breakout sessions focused on priority issues in Latino health and other marginalized communities. Join our 30 minute facilitated networking sessions to meet and brainstorm with like-minded colleagues.

The Summit will bring together executives and professionals in areas of healthcare, social services, and public health for engaging professional workshops that share fresh perspectives informed by real-world experience in local communities.

Featuring speakers from national and PA-based organizations:

  • PolicyLink
  • Decolonizing Wealth Project
  • National Digital Inclusion Alliance
  • Hoy Health
  • Tribaja
  • PA Dept of Health Office of Health Equity
  • Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
  • Penn State College of Medicine

Hot topics for this year’s Summit include:

  • COVID Recovery and Lessons Learned
  • Community Health Work and Other Public Outreach Strategies
  • Digital Equity
  • Lived experiences
  • Populations and Subpopulations
  • Physical and Behavioral Health
  • Strategies and Services
  • Infrastructure and Policy
  • Data, Evaluation, and Research

Agenda at a glance:

7:30-8:00am Registration

8:00-8:30am Opening comments and breakfast

8:30-9:45am Morning plenary panel

  • Multi-Sector Perspectives on Restoring and Transforming Health, Jasmine Rangel, Senior Associate, PolicyLink and Carlos Rojas Alvarez, Director, Executive Affairs and Strategic Initiatives, Decolonizing Wealth Project and Ana White, Owner, Way With Words Consulting Services

10:00-10:30am Morning interactive sessions - 3 options

  • Continuing the Conversation: Networking following the Morning Plenary Panel
  • Coffee and Conversation: Join other summit attendees for casual conversation, networking and, of course, coffee!
  • Get Checked PA: A train-the-trainer curriculum for community health workers. Penn State University College of Medicine Cancer Institute
  • Using CLAS standards to inform health literacy in the Latinx community. Paige Brookins, Ph.D., Director of Health Equity, City of Reading, and Veronica Lopez, BA, RN, Health Equity Director, Reading Area Community College

10:45-11:45am Morning breakout sessions - 3 options

  • Assessing and Addressing the Health Disparities and Barriers to Care Impacting Hispanic and Latino LGBTQ Pennsylvanians, Christina Graham, Data and Evaluation Manager, Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
  • Stories and Statistics: Social determinants of health and the data needed to reflect the Latino community, Aubrey Juris, Partnership Opportunity Initiative Coordinator, Pennsylvania Department of Health Office of Health Equity and Judelissa Rosario, Program Manager, Pennsylvania Department of Health Office of Health Equity
  • The Centricity of CX: Installing a framework to serve the Hispanic population, Katherine Ketter, Senior Vice President, Customer Experience, Health Partners Plans

12:00-1:00pm Keynote speaker and lunch

1:15-1:45pm Afternoon interactive sessions - 3 options

  • Continuing the Conversation: Networking following the lunch Plenary Panel
  • Coffee and Conversation: Join other summit attendees for casual conversation, networking and, of course, coffee!
  • Building a Community-Owned Institute for Latino Health Equity: What would YOU do? Jamile Tellez-Lieberman, Senior Vice President, Community Engagement, Research and Health Equity, Esperanza

2:00-3:00pm Afternoon breakout sessions - 3 options

  • Creating Sustainable and Resilient Public and Community Health Systems with an Anchor Strategy, Dr. Ryan Paul L. Ph.D., MSGH, CEO, Holden Fitzgerald | Wellyfe
  • Bridging the Gaps Between Vaccines and the Workplace, Darilyn Rivera-Collazo, Project Coordinator, Penn State REACH, Janelle Gomez, Project Coordinator, Penn State REACH, Elizabeth Hawk, Manager of Chronic Care and Health Outcomes, Bell & Evans
  • Improving the Cardiovascular Health of Latinos in the U.S. (Tu Corazon Initiative), Dr. George Ruiz, System Chair, Cardiology, Geisinger

3:15-4:30pm Afternoon plenary panel:

  • Digital Equity and Health in the 21st Century, Shannon Morales, Founder, Tribaja, Fernando Cardenas, Partner Development & Community Activation, Comcast and Lo Smith (they/them), Senior Programs Manager, National Digital Inclusion Association (moderator)

4:30-4:45pm Closing remarks

Inclusivity Statement (NLBHA): Latino Connection understands that there is a lot of important discussion focusing on the terminology individuals choose to use for racial, ethnic, heritage, and cultural identification. There are different terms such as Latinos, Hispanics, Latinx, Latine, Chicano, and others, all equally valuable. We advocate for self-identification for every person. For purposes of this conference and additional uses, we are using the terms Latino and Hispanic.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Penn State College of Medicine and Latino Health Summit. Penn State College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Penn State College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

About the organizer

Organized by
Latino Connection

$79 – $99