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Published on Jul 15, 2013
National Peer Support Collaborative Learning Network Interactive Webinar
Lessons in State and Local Advocacy for Program Development Thursday, June 27, 2013, 3:00-4:30 EDT
Featuring: Carmen Velásquez, MA Founder & Executive Director Alivio Medical Center Chicago, IL
During this webinar, Ms. Velásquez discusses how community mobilization and advocacy contributed to the creation and continued success of Alivio Medical Center, including:
-How her passionate vision, strong partnerships and the crucial need for bilingual, bicultural medical providers for the uninsured and undocumented led to Alivio Medical Center opening its doors in 1989. Today, Alivio serves uninsured, working poor families and individuals who have historically not accessed healthcare due to factors such as language and cultural barriers, intimidation of traditional healthcare institutions, or little awareness of available resources.
-Discussing how she has engaged local and state policy makers in through advocacy and education on issues of importance to the community.
Visit www.peersforprogress.org/npscln for information on past webinars.