This webinar is the second in a two-part series targeted at community health workers (promotoras).
Join us as we explore the trends and population issues developing as the population of older adults, particularly the “Baby Boomers”, continues to increase. We will explore key economic security and health issues that affect this population and need to be considered when working with this group, with a specific focus on aging Latinos/as.
Join us to discover:
- Key data on older adults: age, racial/ethnic background, poverty/economic situation, English proficiency/language, health status, and technology use.
- The future outlook and projections for how these trends will evolve over the next few decades.
- Critical resources available in the community to assist this population.
This webinar will be offered in English on Tuesday, November 19th and in Spanish on Thursday, November 21st.
Note: We cannot offer CEUs or certificates of attendance for this webinar.
Presenter: Francisco Ronquillo, MA, PA has worked in the education and public health sector for more than 20 years and is dedicated to tackling the social determinants of health and the needs of marginalized populations. His multi-sector collaborators are community health workers/representatives, health council coordinators, community leaders, public and private school personnel, faith-based organizations and other health advocates in the southern and central areas of New Mexico.
Currently, his health equity efforts are aimed at building capacity between academic health centers and communities. As a bilingual educator and trained as physician assistant, he applies popular education approaches in his trainings with Latino, immigrant, and border communities on cultural humility, medical terminology, mental health first aid, and other community/public health topics. He is an advocate and proponent of identifying the strengths and assets within the community to promote social and systemic change that strives for equity.