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Visiting prof to discuss health challenges for Latino immigrants
The Minority Health Disparities Initiative Conversation Series continues with an April 2 discussion on “Population Health Challenges for Undocumented Latino Immigrants.”
The presentation, led by Alex Ortega, professor and chair of health management and policy at Drexel University, is 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Nebraska Union’s Heritage Room. The event is free and open to the public.
An epidemiologist, health services researcher, and community health interventionist, Ortega is internationally recognized for his research and public advocacy in improving the health and well-being of Latino children and families in the United States, especially those who are undocumented or otherwise disenfranchised.
Ortega’s research has spanned multiple areas of Latino health and health care, including access to and use of health services for youth and families; the impact of the Affordable Care Act on disparities; mental health services and psychiatric epidemiology; and community-engaged interventions to improve food environments in urban food swamps.