In 2015 The National Hispanic Medical Association began its three-part series, Hepatitis C and Hispanics Leadership Summits. We completed our three summits in March, 2015 in Austin, Texas, August 2015 in Los Angeles, California and February, 2016 in Washington, DC. The goal of the summits were to raise awareness and begin a discussion on addressing barriers to care.
In addition, the Summits resulted in advocacy interest with the State legislative leaders and policymakers to increase cultural competence and education programs to our communities in these States as well as to develop programs to educate health professionals.
The final Summit aims complete 4 goals:
At the final Summit we aim to address our main goals, as well as, review the recommendations from our previous Summits. Following our panel discussions attendees will be invited to join two breakout discussions, one on Access and the other on Prevention.
Corinna Dan, RN, MPH Viral Hepatitis Policy Advisor Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy U.S Department of Health and Human Services
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