NLIRH joins NCLR National Call: Opportunities to Improve Latinas' Health

When: Thu, 10/20/2011 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

NLIRH will speak on this important national call hosted by National Council de La Raza to speak about Latina health and health care reform. Please join us!

Latinas often are doubly burdened with an inequitable health care system—one in which women and people of color receive inequitable health care access and quality. Health care reform improved health care for Latinas in many ways. The new law sets a precedent of advancing equity for women in the health care system by ensuring access to new sets of services that are essential to the health and well-being of women. Many of these services approach health from a holistic perspective, looking at the broad areas of prevention, behavioral health, and women’s health in the family context to address health disparities that Latinas face.

Did you know that insurers can no longer charge women higher rates than men for the same insurance? Or that women will have access to a broad set of preventive care services at no cost?

The National Council of La Raza will host a national call to discuss changes under health care reform that can improve women’s health. We will have experts on the call discuss how the new law was shaped to ensure better health care for Latinas and have plenty of time for questions at the end.

Featured Speakers:

Amy Allina, Raising Women’s Voices

Rebecca Medina, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health

RSVP here.