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Noted Experts to Lead Breakthrough Conversation at Center for Hispanic Leadership, December 2nd Hispanics in Healthcare Forum
Date:11/25/2013

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 25, 2013

With the growing need to build synergy between U.S. Hispanic patients and the medical community especially in states with high Hispanic populations, Center for Hispanic Leadership’s December 2nd forum, Strengthening the Hispanic Pipeline in Healthcare and Biomedical Fields, hosted at City of Hope in Duarte, California, will feature leaders from City of Hope, Citrus Valley Health Partners, Duarte Unified School District, Pew Hispanic Center, and the Texas Medical Association as well as prominent subject matter experts.

“With only five percent of physicians in the United States Latino and the lack of targeted culturally-relevant healthcare information, education, and outreach to Hispanics,” says Glenn Llopis, CHL CEO/Founder, “the focus of the forum will be to awaken a conversation that is long overdue about how the Hispanic talent pipeline can be developed.”

As the numbers clearly indicate, in California the Hispanic population indexes well above the national average yet the percentage of Hispanic physicians is also only five percent. More concerning is the fact that in the next 12 months an increasing percentage of Hispanics will become insured, while the ratio of those who can best serve them is declining – inevitably leading to a significant wave that will rock the healthcare industry. Adds Llopis, “This is not a Hispanic issue but a demographic shift that the healthcare system – whose identity is still in crisis – is not currently addressing.”

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