Wednesday, Oct. 28 at noon at 12 p.m.
Maine’s Growing Latin American Community: Implications in Healthcare - Panel Discussion
WCHP Lecture Hall, Portland Campus
Inter-professional Education (IPE) Program
This panel discussion will feature individuals from the new book Latino Voices in New England (2009) as well as information from a recent report published by the Maine Center for Economic Policy discussing “The Growing Latin American Influence: Opportunities for Maine’s Economy.” The discussion will focus on the health/healthcare implications in this growing community. Panelists: Blanca Santiago, President of Centro Latino and MECEP report project coordinator;” Reverend Virginia Marie Rincon, the Hispanic Missioner for the Episcopal Diocese of Maine and Executive Director of non-profit Tengo Voz (I have Voice); Nelida Berke, Latino Community Coordinator at Portland Office of Minority Health, and Laura Ochoa, nurse practitioner/student.