Our aim is to turn the dial up from awareness building to solutions development.
Irvine, CA (PRWEB) October 09, 2013
On the heels of Univision’s recent Education Town Hall at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), in which Center for Hispanic Leadership (CHL) Founder/CEO, Glenn Llopis, was a featured expert on the future business climate and the need for Hispanics in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers, CHL has opened the online registration for the much-anticipated event.
According to a recent article in Hispanic Network Magazine, in order for the United States to remain globally competitive in STEM, the country will need to train 1 million STEM professionals over the next 10 years. Currently, educational institutions are tackling this situation and trying to discern why STEM careers are not drawing more Hispanics and best practices to remedy this issue. “In order to attract Hispanics to STEM careers, we need to develop more culturally-relevant training,” explains, Llopis, who also writes for Forbes, the Harvard Business Review, and the Huffington Post, “We need to show Hispanics how these vocations are a natural fit with their heritage and values.”
As the numbers of Hispanics continue to increase, more Hispanic leaders and role models in all industries are needed, but particularly in healthcare for two major reasons: 1) professional healthcare is not necessarily something Hispanics were raised with or see the value in, and therefore they may not seek it out; and 2) the urgency is greater in this industry because the lack of research and outreach to the community directly affects their health and well-being.
“According to a UCLA study, only five percent of licensed doctors in California are Latino in a state that is nearly 40 percent Hispanic, which demonstrates a severe shortage of primary care physicians who have both the language and cultural connections to care for Hispanic patients,” says Llopis, “It's clear that the conversation around the need to build a more prominent Hispanic workforce in the healthcare industry is escalating in relevancy.”
With the goal of developing solutions to elevate the opportunities in the healthcare and biomedical professional fields for Hispanics and leveraging government, educational, business, and professional organizations as well as community partners throughout the San Gabriel Valley and Los Angeles county, the two-hour thought-leadership event will feature an interactive discussion between a panel of senior leaders in the healthcare industry and attendees. After the conversation, the event will feature a Knowledge Exchange session in which attendees can discuss specific topics such as educational awareness, recruitment, mentoring, networking, career management, and professional development with subject matter experts, who will be stationed at booths. “Our aim is to turn the dial up from awareness building to solution development,” says Marisa Salcines, CHL Director of Business Development and Media Relations. “We are at a critical juncture in the future of healthcare in this country in which Hispanics have the opportunity to change the course of history for the betterment of all communities.”
For more information about the event and to register, please visit: Strengthening the Hispanic Pipeline in Healthcare and Biomedical Fields or email Marisa Salcines at marisa[at]centerforhispanicleadership[dot]com or call 678-520-6429.
Thought-Leadership Forum Details
Monday, December 2, 2013
6:00pm – 8:30pm
City of Hope Cooper Auditorium
1500 East Duarte Road
Duarte, CA 910010
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