Plenary Session V: Becoming Dr. Q: My Journey from Migrant Farm Worker to Brain Surgeon
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|Plenary Session I: Hispanics & Health: New Mainstream Trends and Attitudes About Bienestar |
the driving force behind the new american mainstream, Hispanics are
increasing in numbers, influence and affluence. There are vast
differences within this group based upon a number of demographic
variables: US-born vs. foreign born, country-of-origin, language
preference and acculturation levels.
This increasingly important
segment of the population also has unique health and wellness needs and
attitudes based on their Hispanic and family-oriented cultures. No set
of services could benefit more than healthcare and health insurance from
the application of the ‘platinum rule’, i.e.: "Treat others the way
they would like to be treated”.
Arthur Rockwell, Vice President
of Sales for Geoscape will present key market data and actionable
insights on the growth and diversity of the Hispanic population in the
U.S. and discuss how successful health services providers and healthcare
insurance companies are building trust and market share simultaneously
by focusing on this key market segment.
|Plenary Session II: In Health and Life: We Hispanics are more than Statistics|
projected Hispanic population by the year 2050 will be 132 million – an
equivalent of 30% of the US population; almost 1 in 3. In spite of
these numbers, we still are not "at par” in either the education or
healthcare delivery fields. This session will address the following:
- Why Hispanics are not "at par” in the education and healthcare delivery fields
- Some of the reasons for these disparities
- Some of the cultural issues that are inherent in the Hispanic life that keeps them behind
- Hispanics’ healthcare needs and some of the reasons behind their lack of access to the system of care in their communities
the long run, the combination of Hispanic cultural knowledge, coupled
with language, should allow the healthcare delivery providers and
planning members to tailor services to the Hispanic community.
|Thursday Keynote Luncheon: Integrating Corporate Philanthropy Initiatives to Support a Community's Diversity and Inclusion Goals |
strategy to be more customer-centric by integrating corporate
philanthropy and community goals with particular respect to diversity
|Plenary Session III: Entrepreneurs and the Impact of the Digital Health Revolution on the Healthcare Business|
it’s through a smartphone, wearable sensor, or whole genome scan, ever
larger and more personalized health-information datasets are being
created. With the convergence of these technologies in medicine, the
delivery of healthcare will improve to the benefit of all healthcare
consumers. How will this work? Which roles will different stakeholders,
especially entrepreneurs, play?
|Plenary Session IV: Health Care Reform and Health Disparities|
Affordable Care Act was signed into law by President Obama in March
2010 and represents the most transformational health care reform in our
country in 40 years since the passage of Medicare for the elderly and
Medicaid for the poor.
Since Hispanics are the group in this
country with the most proportional uninsured, they stand to gain the
most from the provisions of the ACA. The major components promoting new
programs and services and their impact on Hispanic populations and other
populations facing health disparities will be discussed - Access to
Care, Quality Care, Preventive Care (including health, mental health,
oral health care), and the Healthcare Workforce.
he is known as Dr. Q, an internationally renowned neurosurgeon and
neuroscientist who leads cutting-edge research to cure brain cancer. But
not too long ago, he was Freddy, a nineteen-year-old undocumented
migrant worker toiling in the tomato fields of central California.
Quinones-Hinojosa tells his amazing life story--from his impoverished
childhood in the tiny village of Palaco, Mexico, to his harrowing border
crossing and his transformation from migrant worker to American citizen
and gifted student at the University of California at Berkeley and at
Harvard Medical School.
with adventure and adversity--including a few terrifying brushes with
death--"Becoming Dr. Q" is a testament to persistence, hard work, the
power of hope and imagination, and the pursuit of excellence. It's also a
story about the importance of family, of mentors, and of giving people a