Webinar Announcement: Lessons in State and Local Advocacy for Program Development
“Lessons in State and Local Advocacy for Program Development”
Thursday, June 27, 3:00-4:00 Eastern Time
Featuring Carmen Velásquez, MA
Founder & Executive Director
Alivio Medical Center, Chicago, IL
During this interactive webinar, Ms. Velásquez will discuss how community mobilization and advocacy contributed to the creation and continued success of Alivio Medical Center, including:
- How her passionate vision, strong partnerships and the crucial need for bilingual, bicultural medical providers for the uninsured and undocumented led to Alivio Medical Center opening its doors in 1989. Today, Alivio serves uninsured, working poor families and individuals who have historically not accessed healthcare due to factors such as language and cultural barriers, intimidation of traditional healthcare institutions, or little awareness of available resources.
- Discussing how she has engaged local and state policy makers in through advocacy and education on issues of importance to the community.
Learn more about Alivio Medical Center in this brochure
More information about the National Peer Support Collaborative Learning Network, along with slides and recordings from our past meetings and webinars are available on the NPSCLN webpage.
The National Peer Support Collaborative Learning Network is a joint initiative by Peers for Progress and the National Council of La Raza. This collaborative network focuses on developing and sharing evidence of benefits of peer support programs, best practices, effective evaluation methods, models of organizing peer support within health systems as well as effective models of advocacy efforts.