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Join us in celebrating the 2020 Western Forum theme, which will be intertwined throughout the conference:
Raices & Resilience: A Healthy Environment, A Healing Community
This year’s Western Forum theme captures two key components that stand out when thinking about the Migrant Health Center and Community Health Center movement, workforce and patients. Raices (roots) is not only a nod to acknowledging someone’s roots, cultural roots, various identities, family, place, country, community, language, food, or culture they come from. Raices is also an acknowledgment of the environment (as in a living ecosystem) which impacts and is affected by everything around it. Resilience highlights the internal and external strength that all Migrant and Community Health Center members, patients and staff exhibit both personally and professionally. We are honored to have this years theme “Raices & Resilience: A Healthy Environment, A Healing Community” both acknowledge the remarkable strength and perseverance that are colleagues and communities share day in and day out while acknowledging the work ahead.
Register before January 31, 2020 to receive our early-bird discount!
The Much Anticipated Conference Grid is Now Available!
Explore what this year's three-day annual conference has to offer including networking opportunities, educational sessions and exhibits by industry experts. Share the conference agenda with your supervisor and team to encourage them to register and attend.
36 sessions • 8 tracks • 50+ speakers
Don't Miss Keynote Speaker & Live Entertainment
As previously announced, you won't want to miss our Keynote Speaker, Cristela Alonzo. Cristela is a stand-up comedian that made TV history in 2014 by becoming the first Latina to create, write and star in a network TV sitcom named “Cristela”. She also served as one of ABC’s “The View’s” most popular guest hosts and has a one-hour stand-up special (“Lower Classy”) currently streaming on Netflix.
Also on the agenda is the band Q-Vo who will be performing at the Networking Reception. Q-Vo is an oldie band that loves to play low-rider oldies and Chicano music. Band leader, Angel Garcia, founded the band to bring back love songs of the 60's and 70's and feature Chicano music, which has since grown to 10 band members.
Now Accepting Poster Session Submissions
Join us for the 2020 Western Forum Poster Session, which highlights research and/or program activities relevant to health and healthcare for underserved populations. This is a great way for presenters to display their information and a means for informal discussion on the presentation topic. The poster session will take place on Wednesday, February 19th from 5:00-6:00pm.
Submission deadline is Friday, January 24, 2020.
Mercadito Application Extended
We love sharing and highlighting local artists and community members! We are looking for local artists, vendors and colleagues that are interested in being part of our Western Forum Mercadito. Consider being a Mercadito Vendor or share with a colleague!
Submit your application by January 31, 2020.