2015 NCLR Health Summit: Day One Recap

The 2015 NCLR Health Summit got underway this week in San Antonio. Affiliates and representatives from several organizations across the country gathered in the Lone Star State for the fourth annual summit to talk about the built environment and what it means for Latino health. Below is a  recap of the first day of the summit. Follow @NCLRHealth for live updates of day two.

The morning started with opening remarks from Dr. Esteban Lopez who set the tone for the two-day summit.

Next up was John Govea of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, who closed out the morning session.

Mr. Govea prepared attendees for the day’s first sessions, which included two breakouts on the health at home and how to expand the role of promotoras.

During the session on promotoras, Martha Moore-Monroy from Arizona shared with attendees how they’re helping to expand the role of promotoras in their community.

In the session on home health, YWCA El Paso del Norte Region’s Elke Cumming, talked about her organization’s innovative approach to housing seniors.

After the morning sessions, attendees were treated to a working lunch, which included a presentation from Eli Lilly Company’s director of social media and digital communications, Robyn Orth.

After lunch, it was time to get the blood flowing again in time for the afternoon sessions. Nutritionist Ana Primera led guests in hour-long session on how to stay active at work.

The final sessions of the day included workshops on how to be more effective at grassroots advocacy, and healthy aging in the Latino community.

Johanna Barraza-Cannon provides an overview of the state and federal landscape of the Affordable Care Act.


And with that, day one of the 2015 NCLR Health Summit came to a close. Be sure to follow #NCLR15 and @NCLRHealth today for more updates from the final day of the summit.

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