PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP 2
Monday, April 11th 2016
3:15-5:15 pm Public health challenges and opportunities in NM Colonias: Social, economic, and cultural determinants of disparities in health and well-being (Ballroom 1)
Invited Speaker- Martha O. Loustaunau, New Mexico State University (Confirmed)
Martha Loustaunau is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Sociology at New Mexico State University specializing in medical sociology, medical ethics, and Aging and society. Her current projects include work on a book titled Doctors and Other People: The Mystique of Healers and Healing, on a CD-ROM on social problems, and on the second edition of one of her published textbooks titled The Cultural Context of Health, Illness, and Medicine. Dr. Loustaunau is an active member in the National Social Science Association.
This workshop will describe the history, culture, demographics, and background of the development and existence of colonias in New Mexico. It will provide information about the health issues impacting the colonias and the public health efforts and programs in place to address these health and social issues specifically on promotoras, rural clinics, prevention programs, citizenship and education services. The workshop will focus on public health issues such as water, safety and access, and pollution.
We have applied for a total of 4 CMEs, CNEs, SWCEs, & CEUs for the day for attendees (2 per workshop)