Latino Health Collaborative to Host the State of Latino Health in the Inland Region
Ontario, Calif. – The Inland Empire has made great strides toward understanding what really makes a healthy community and healthy families. At the 2018 Inaugural State of Latino Health event, more than 200 people will gather to discuss the Inland Regions’ health issues in our Latino Communities and how collaboratively we can Inspire Change, Take Action, and Make a Difference. This free event will take place on Thursday, Mar. 15th from 9:00am – 12:00pm at the Double Tree Ontario Hotel located at 222 North Vineyard Ave., Ontario, Calif.
“We are experiencing changing times and our focus and interchange of ideas will be centered on how the current policy environment is impacting health, how cultural competency by healthcare providers improves health outcomes, and why increasing the diversity of our health professionals is of critical importance,” said Celina Lopez, Manager, Latino Health Collaborative at Reach Out.
Margarita Luna, California Endowment
Margarita Luna joined The California Endowment in June 2007. As Program Manager for communities in the Eastern Coachella Valley under The Endowment’s 10-year Building Healthy Communities initiative, Luna manages a grant portfolio focused on improving community health through community engagement in policy/advocacy and systems change.
Carol Allbaugh, Reach Out
Director- Inland Health Professions Coalition
Carol Allbaugh is currently the director of the Inland Health Professions Coalition, which is dedicated to advancing education and diversity in health professions. She facilitates 4 sub-regional collaborations of educators and health entities and oversees specialized trainings and events and the Health Professions Conference each year when over 500 youth gather at a university to learn more about health professions. The Inland Coalition works closely with school districts to provide work based learning activities such as job shadowing, internships, and site visits.
Ruthy Argumedo, Molina Healthcare
Master of Ceremonies
Ruthy is the Associate Vice President of Community Engagement for that company, Molina Healthcare. In this role, she works closely with several communities and local faith-based and community-based organizations to identify community needs.Her work is focused on identifying grass root needs and serving under-served individuals and families.
Space for the State of Latino Health in the Inland Region event is limited and pre-registration is required at http://conta.cc/2t5KOcw or by calling Celina Lopez at 909.982.8641
The Latino Health Collaborative (LHC) was launched in November 2004 as a group of community stakeholders focused on finding ways to increase access to care and to eliminate health disparities. Since its inception, LHC has garnered the reputation as a leader in community organizing, coalition building, and health policy advocacy, with members representing faith- and community-based organizations, county behavioral and health departments, community clinics, hospitals, school districts, and representatives of local and national elected officials.
Reach Out is the parent organization for LHC, and is a non-profit organization in Upland, California that is dedicated to embracing communities to strengthen the human bonds that enable all community members to grow, thrive, and lead. Since 1969, we have created access to networks of support, quality programs, and opportunities to develop local leadership to address our region’s toughest issues. Learn more about Reach Out and how you can get involved in your community by visiting our website at www.we-reachout.org.