Latino health focus of summit

By Staff

Community, academic, legislative and economic partners are invited to attend this year’s Latino Research and Policy Center Summit, “Working Together to Improve Education, Health and Justice for Colorado Latinos,” Sept. 29-30 at the PPA Event Center, 2105 Decatur St., Denver.

The free event opens at 5 p.m. Thursday; the opening address will be given by Marguerite Salazar, Region VIII director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Some of Friday’s topics include digital storytelling, community-based participatory research, and state policy and legislation. For a full schedule, visit

The Latino Research and Policy Center (LRPC) of the University of Colorado Denver, Colorado School of Public Health, fosters and engages in collaborative work to promote innovative, effective approaches to improve the health and wellbeing of Colorado Latinos.

The LRPC works to address Latino health and wellbeing in the context of the many areas that affect and are affected by health. These areas include education, economics, policy, legislation, environment and lifestyle.

Space is limited for the two-day event. To register, visit:

For more information on the summit, contact Elisa Morales at 303-315-2515 or