Health Disparities

Health Disparities: The Need for Cultural and
Linguistic Competence for Quality Health Care

Workshop sponsors:
Honorable Jose M. Serrano, NYS Senate
Honorable Darryl C. Towns, NYS Assembly
The Diverse Communities Health Initiative of The Education Fund of FPA
Workshop participants:
NYIC, HCFANY Health Care Disparity Taskforce and coalition partners
Welcome and Introductions: (3 mins)
Carol Blowers, Vice-President Governmental Relations
Family Planning Advocates of NYS
Panel discussion moderated by
Honorable Jose M. Serrano, Member
Barriers to Care and the Need for Cultural Competence:
A Patient’s Perspective (5 mins)
Angel Mama
A Physician’s Perspective (10 mins)
Dr. Realba Rodriguez Iglesias
Resident Physician, Internal Medicine
Montefi ore Medical Center
Language Access Policy: Medicaid Reimbursement (10 mins)
Jenny Rejeske, Director of Health Advocacy
The New York Immigration Coalition
Health Care for All New Yorkers - (HCFANY): Tackling Health Disparities (10 mins)
Lea Webb, MCCAP Director, Community Organizer
Cultural Competence: A Vital Ingredient for Quality Healthcare (10 mins)
Grace Mose, Director, Diverse Communities Health Initiatives
The Education Fund, Family Planning Advocates
 Q & A (30 mins)
Moderated by: Carol Blowers, Vice-President, Governmental Relations
Family Planning Advocates of NYS
(Formerly - Immigrant Women’s Health Initiative)

Diverse Communities
Health Initiative