Media Advisory

Press Call: New Report Examines Growing Health Coverage Gap for Latino Children

March 12, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC—The Georgetown University Center for Children and Families and UnidosUS, the nation’s largest Latino civil rights and advocacy organization (formerly known as National Council of La Raza), will host a press call at 1 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 18, to discuss their joint report on Latino children’s health coverage. The report looks at national and state trends and policy options available to states to help protect Latino children from loss of health coverage.

*Embargoed copies of the report will be available on March 13. To request a copy, please contact


WHAT:UnidosUS-Georgetown University CCF briefing on report: “Decade of Success for Latino Children’s Health Coverage Now in Jeopardy”
WHEN:Wednesday, March 18 
1 p.m. ET
WHERE: Call-In Number: 877-876-9176
Conference ID: CCF
Call Title: UnidosUS-CCF Call
WHO: Kelly Whitener, Associate Professor, Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy, and co-author of the report
Steven T. Lopez, Director of Health Policy, UnidosUS, and co-author of the report 
Mayra Alvarez, President, The Children’s Partnership, California 
Dr. Laura Guerra-Cardus, Deputy Director, Children's Defense Fund of Texas
Moderator: Joan Alker, Executive Director of the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families

UnidosUS, previously known as NCLR (National Council of La Raza), is the nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization. Through its unique combination of expert research, advocacy, programs, and an Affiliate Network of nearly 300 community-based organizations across the United States and Puerto Rico, UnidosUS simultaneously challenges the social, economic, and political barriers that affect Latinos at the national and local levels. For more than 50 years, UnidosUS has united communities and different groups seeking common ground through collaboration, and that share a desire to make our country stronger. For more information on UnidosUS, visit or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Georgetown University Center for Children and Families (CCF), part of the Health Policy Institute at the McCourt School of Public Policy, is an independent, nonpartisan policy and research center with a mission to expand and improve high-quality, affordable health coverage. Founded in 2005, CCF is devoted to improving the health of America’s children and families, particularly those with low and moderate incomes.

Christopher Allbritton
(202) 776-1575