This webinar is specifically targeted to community health workers (promotoras) who want to gain greater insight into working with older adults.
We will focus on the social, emotional, and physical natural changes that all older adults experience. We will discuss the importance of serving this population in a meaningful manner in order to be attentive to their personal needs based on their health and mental health status. Learn about:
- Ageism and some common biases that may impact our interactions with older adults
- Physical and cognitive changes that happen as we age
- The social determinants of health and how they affect the social, financial, and physical well-being of older adults
This webinar is offered in English on September 24, and in Spanish on September 27. Both recordings/slides will be made available after the events.
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.