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Just a few more days before LCPH’s Annual Awards Dinner in Chicago….

The Latino Caucus for Public Health is only a few days away from the 144rd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition. Join us at the annual LCPH Awards Dinner and Ceremony, with our Master of Ceremony, Mike Oquendo, creator, producer and host of The Mikey O Comedy Show. Guest speakers include: Carmenza Millan, PhD, Associate State Director for Advocacy Outreach, AARP; Alma Rodriguez, MUPP, Associate Program Officer, Chicago Community Trust; and Jesus Garcia, Cook County Commissioner. This year, the night...

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Hortensia Amaro, PhD, MA, named recipient of the 2015 Sedgwick Award Medal for Distinguished Service in Public Health

 Hortensia Amaro, PhD, MA, a pioneer in the fields of alcohol and drug use and addiction as well as in HIV prevention. Hortensia Amaro, PhD, MA, a pioneer in the fields of alcohol and drug use and addiction as well as in HIV prevention for more than three decades, is being honored with the 2015 Sedgwick Award Medal for Distinguished Service in Public Health. The award was established in honor of the late Prof. William Thompson Sedgwick, who was...

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Willie James Parker, MD, MPH, named recipient of the 2015 Helen Rodriguez-Trìas 2015 Helen Rodriguez-Trìas Social Justice Award

Willie James Parker, MD, MPH, a women’s health advocate and abortion services provider, is being honored with the 2015 Helen Rodriguez-Trìas Social Justice Award. First given in 2005, the award honors public health workers who have worked toward social justice for underserved and disadvantaged populations. Parker currently provides family planning services and abortion care at health clinics in Atlanta, Georgia; Jackson, Mississippi; Montgomery, Alabama; and Philadelphia. He also serves as associate medical director at Family Planning Associates in Chicago,...

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2015 Latino Caucus Awards Dinner: Join us at the Annual LCPH Awards Dinner and Ceremony

The Latino Caucus for Public Health invites you to its Annual Awards Dinner and Ceremony at the 143rd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition. The event will take on Tuesday, November 3 at 5 to 11 p.m. at the National Museum of Mexican Art (1852 W. 19th Street, Chicago, IL). Guest speakers include: Carmenza Millan, PhD, Associate State Director for Advocacy Outreach, AARP Alma Rodriguez, MUPP, Associate Program Officer, Chicago Community Trust Jesus Garcia, Cook County Commissioner Jorge Girotti, PhD, Assistant Professor...

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Press Release: Applications for Latino Caucus’ 2015 California-based Student Scholarship are now open!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 7, 2015 Contact: Debora B. Freitas Lopez Lcph1973@gmail.com Washington, DC (September 7, 2015) – The Latino Caucus, with support from The California Endowment, is offering five scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in a California university. The scholarships are intended to offset the costs involved with attending the 143rd American Public Health Association National Meeting (October 31 to November 4, 2015), which will be held in Chicago, Illinois. Completed applications must be submitted by no later than 5:00...

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Join LCPH in Chicago for the Annual APHA Meeting!

The Latino Caucus for Public Health is gearing up for the upcoming 143rd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition. We have several scientific program sessions scheduled. There is also the LCPH business meeting, the Annual Awards Dinner, and the Dr. Helen Rodriguez-Trias Breakfast. Please see below for the schedule and to attain more information. Pre-Conference Panel Discussion: Impact of Latino Political Power on Public Health Saturday, October 31 at 3 to 4:30 p.m. (followed by refreshments) (A collaborative session with the Community...

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Press Release: Nominations for the 2015 Latino Caucus Awards are now open!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 14, 2015 Contact: Debora B. Freitas Lopez Lcph1973@gmail.com Washington, DC (May 14, 2015) – The Latino Caucus is proud to announce the 2015 call for nominations to recognize individuals and organizations that have exemplified outstanding professionalism and significantly contributed to the public health of the Latino Community. The awards will be presented at the 42nd Annual Latino Caucus Awards Dinner, which will be held during the 143rd APHA Annual Meeting (October 31 to November 4, 2015) in Chicago, Illinois....

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Press Release: Latino Caucus Honors Public Health Leaders for Contributions to the Health and Wellness of Latinos and Latinas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 14, 2014 Contact: Brendaly Rodriguez/Jaime Gonzalez 305-243-8433/817-691-2987 Lcph1973@gmail.com New Orleans, LA (November 17, 2014) – Tonight, four public health leaders and one non-profit  organization were honored during the 41st Latino Caucus for Public Health Awards Dinner. The awards dinner is held annually to recognize individuals and organizations that have demonstrated superior commitment and contribution toward improving the health status of the Latino community. The awards were presented during the dinner before an audience of public health practitioners...

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Media Advisory: Public Health Leaders to be honored by the Latino Caucus for Public Health of the American Public Health Association

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 14, 2014 Contact: Brendaly Rodriguez/Jaime Gonzalez 305-243-8433/817-691-2987 Lcph1973@gmail.com WHAT: The Latino Caucus for Public Health will be awarding their annual awards to public health leaders in recognition of their contributions to the public health and wellness of Latinos and Latinas. WHEN: November 17, 2014. The 2014 Latino Caucus for Public Health Annual Awards Dinner begins at 6:00 p.m. WHERE: Main Hall of the Caribbean Palace, 4300 Washington Avenue, New Orleans, LA. WHO: The awards will...

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Just a few more days before LCPH’s Annual Awards Dinner in New Orleans….

The Latino Caucus for Public Health is only a few days away from the 142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition. Join us at the annual LCPH Awards Dinner and Ceremony, with our Mistress of Ceremony, Claudia Medina, MD, MPH, Project Director at Delta AETC - LSU School of Public Health, and guest speaker, Karen B. DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc. Please join us for a night of celebration. Tickets are $40 for general admission and $20 for student admission. Purchase your tickets online via PayPal or by...

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