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Thank you for joining us at the 10th Anniversary Latino Health Conference! Your presence and engagement contribute to advancing community health work in Maryland. We appreciate your support!

The 2024 Centro SOL’s annual Latino Health Conference is a significant event that brought together clinicians, public health professionals, community leaders, and other partners to discuss the critical work of community health workers (CHWs) in Maryland, particularly within immigrant and Latino communities. The conference theme, “Making it Stick,” emphasized moving beyond merely advocating for CHWs to creating an equitable and sustainable infrastructure for the CHW workforce.

Here’s a summary of the event:

  1. Keynote Speakers: Esteemed experts in public health, policy, and community advocacy shared their insights on improving and sustaining community health work. Speakers highlighted the key elements of engaging community health workers in a growing immigrant and Latino population and the cost-effectiveness of community health workers in preventing diseases and not only treating them.
  2. Panels: Engaging sessions covered topics such as culturally competent care, legislation to support community health work, the need to integrate community health workers in healthcare systems, community health workers as catalysts of change, and how to engage policymakers in this discussion. A list of links was shared and you can access it here
  3. Networking Opportunities: Attendees connected with fellow professionals, organizations, and community leaders to foster collaboration and knowledge exchange during the photo expo and community health conversations.
  4. Celebrating Achievements: The conference recognized outstanding contributions to Latino health, celebrating progress and inspiring further action.
  5. Community Engagement: Participants actively discussed challenges, solutions, and strategies for sustaining the community health workforce within the Latino community.

The report about community health workers serving the Latino community in Baltimore will be available soon.

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