Ninez Ponce, Director of the UCLA Center for Global and Immigrant Health and Associate Director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research (the Center), will moderate a discussion on how linguistic, socio-economic and environmental barriers keep immigrants from accessing quality health care at a UCLA Fielding School of Public Health (FSPH) Forum on Wednesday, Feb. 25.
The panel will discuss extending coverage to the nation’s approximately 11 million undocumented immigrants, the growth of Latinos in states with limited insurance expansion, demands on public and private systems of care, and increasing the number of Latino physicians while also increasing the direct patient care
responsibility of non-physician Latino health care workers.
Panelists include: Steven P. Wallace, Professor and Chair of Community Health Sciences at FSPH and Associate Center Director; Michael A. Rodriguez, Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Founding Director of the UCLA Blum Center on Poverty and Health and Center Faculty Associate; and Yvonne Mariajimenez, Esq., Deputy Director of Neighborhood Legal Services, Los Angeles County.
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What: “Immigrant Health: Meeting the Needs”
When: Wednesday, February 25, 6-8 p.m. PST
6-6:30 p.m.: Coffee and Reception
6:30-7:15 p.m.: Panel Presentations
7:15-8 p.m.: Question and Answer Session
Where: Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium, UCLA
635 Charles E. Young Drive South, Los Angeles