Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Familias en Acción Latino Health Equity Conference will be held on June 20, 2017 at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. The 2017 Latino Health Equity Conference will continue the theme of examining the unique health issues faced by Latino immigrant communities in the United States focusing specifically on aging. Latino elders and their family members draw upon cultural strengths including the importance of spirituality and family that can serve as resilience factors.   However, elderly Latino immigrants face many obstacles that affect their overall health.  There are cultural and systemic barriers in health care, disparities in chronic disease management, limited access to culturally appropriate community resources for eldercare and limited access to palliative and hospice care.