4th Latinx Health Conference to Address Solutions to Mental Health Issues

03/05/2019

Community-Centered Solutions to Mental Health Issues is the theme for the 4th Latinx Health Conference 2019, sponsored by Johns Hopkins Centro SOL

WHAT: Mind Your Health: Community-Centered Solutions to Mental Health Issues​​ is the theme for the Latinx Health Conference 2019, sponsored by Johns Hopkins Centro SOL, the Urban Health Institute and the American Academy of Pediatrics, Maryland Chapter. The conference will address relevant and timely topics such as community solutions for mental health issues, acculturation, protective factors, disparities in treatment and prevention of mental health issues among Latinx, and mental health as a public health problem.

The Latinx Health Conference is open for those interested in Latinx mental health including community leaders, healthcare providers, policymakers, researchers and graduate students.

Centro SOL will launch the project “Addressing Mental Health Challenges through Community Engagement: A Multi-Level Approach to Depression among Latino Immigrants in Baltimore” a partnership with the Leonard & Helen R. Stulman Charitable Foundation.

WHO:

         Keynote speakers:

  • Margarita Alegría, Ph.D., chief of the Disparities Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital and professor in the department of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School
     
  • David Hayes-Bautista, Ph.D., distinguished professor of medicine and director of the Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture at the School of Medicine at UCLA
     
  • 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

WHEN: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19

WHERE: Sacred Heart Church event hall, 600 S. Conkling St., Baltimore, MD 21224

Note: Members of the media wishing to attend should contact Mónica Guerrero at mguerre3@jhmi.edu.

For more information about Johns Hopkins Centro SOL, please visit

https://www.jhcentrosol.org/conferences/latino-health-conference-2019