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Media Advisory: Latino Health Conference Takes a Glimpse into Baltimore’s Youth - 05/09/2016
Media Advisory: Latino Health Conference Takes a Glimpse into Baltimore’s Youth
Release Date: May 9, 2016
WHAT: Latino Youth: A Glimpse into Baltimore’s Future is the theme for the Latino Health Conference 2016, sponsored by Johns Hopkins Centro SOL and the Urban Health Institute. The conference will address topics such as intergenerational gaps in mental health support, communication, reunification, acculturation, teen pregnancy, and educational opportunities and barriers for immigrant and U.S.-born Latinos.
WHY: The conference provides a platform for scholars, health care providers, community advocates, graduate students and other community leaders to come together to discuss topics of high priority that will impact the community and promote enriching experiences to Baltimore’s Latino youth.
- Keynote speaker: Rafael López, commissioner of the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- Kathleen Page, M.D., associate professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and co-director of Johns Hopkins Centro SOL
- Sarah Polk, M.D., Sc.M., assistant professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and co-director Johns Hopkins Centro SOL
- Robert Blum, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., director of the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute
- Liany Arroyo, director of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
WHEN: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Thursday, May 12
WHERE: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore, MD 21224
Note: Members of the media wishing to attend should contact Mónica Guerrero at 410-550-1129.
For more information about Johns Hopkins Centro SOL, please visit its website.