2010 Young Latino Leaders Summit Series- Health

CHCI Presents the 2010 Young Latino Leader Summit Series
Cervical Cancer and Latinas: A Preventable Disease

Latina fatality rates for cervical cancer are nearly 40 percent higher than that of non-Latino women. Increased funding for education prevention programs on cervical cancer need to be increased among Latinas to stem this fatality rate.

CHCI/Davita Graduate Health Fellow, Rebecca Medina will lead an expert panel in a discussion on the need for higher awareness and education among Latinas about this disease.

Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Location: U.S Capitol Visitor Center, HVC-215 A
Time: 11:00am-12:15pm

Moderator: Rebecca Medina, CHCI/Davita Graduate Health Fellow
Remarks: Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, Chair, CHC Health Task Force
Graduate Health Fellowship Sponsor Remarks: Davita

Tamika L. Felder, Founder & CEO, Tamika and Friends, Inc.
Miryam C. Gerdine, MPH, Data Analyst, Office of Minority Health, Div.of Policy and Data, U.S. Dept. of HHS
Maria Lemus, Executive Director, Vision y Compromiso
Mona Shah, Senior Policy Analyst, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN)
Latina cervical cancer survivor (invited)