WE COUNT! Policy Forum on Data Equity for Latinx and Indigenous Communities in California (Virtual Webinar)


Robert Nunez, rnunez@lchc.org

[Sacramento, CA] – On July 6th, at 11:00 AM, we will be hosting a panel style policy forum on data collection and disaggregation for Latinx subgroups and Indigenous Mesoamerican nations in California. We will be joined by decision-makers, advocates, community members, and researchers who will discuss the importance of data disaggregation on advancing representation and health equity for these communities. We will also discuss why passing Senate Bill 435 is critical and necessary as a first step in uncovering trends and tracking the disparities faced by these populations of people throughout our state. The conversation will be facilitated by Mar Velez, Director of Policy for the Latino Coalition for a Healthy California.

What: SB 435 (Gonzalez), The Latinx and Indigenous Disparities Reduction Act – uncovers health and related disparities by collecting and disaggregating more detailed data for Latinx and Indigenous Mesoamerican populations in California.

Senator Lena Gonzalez – Remarks from author of SB 435
Andrew Lee, California Policy Manager, Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC)
Arcenio Lopez, Executive Director, Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project (MICOP)
Eulogio Espinoza, Interpreter Services Coordinator, Centro Binacional Para el Desarrollo Indigena Oaxaqueño (CBDIO)
Dr. Seciah Aquino, Executive Director, Latino Coalition for a Healthy California (LCHC)
Rocio Perez, Graduate Research Fellow, UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Institute (LPPI)
When: July 6, 2023 from 11-12pm
Where: Virtual (Zoom) webinar, free of cost. Register at: Bit.ly/WeCountPolicy



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