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2017 Policy Summit | Saturday Afternoon-Health Policy Skills Track

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2017 Policy Summit | Saturday Afternoon-Health Policy Skills Track

Goal: Develop the practical skills necessary to become Latino health advocates within LMSA or another medical student organization.

  1. Understand the LMSA policy development process, including resolution writing and testimony development and delivery.
  2. Understand how organizational resolutions contribute to national health policies.
  3. Recognize potential biases in proposals, media sources, and resolutions.

2:30-3:05 PM LMSA Policy Development and Medical Students
Catherine Castillo, M.D. Candidate, Albert Einstein School of Medicine 
Yaritzy Astudillo, M.D. Candidate, New York Medical College    
Internal Policy Chairs, LMSA National Policy Committee

3:15-3:50 PM Strategies for More Constructive Politics
Laura Maristany
Associate Director for Constructive Politics, Democracy Fund

4:00-4:35 PM San Juan Bosco Clinic: Catering to the Health Care Needs of Miami’s Latino Population
Vanessa Nascimento, M.D./M.P.H Candidate 
Isabel Cristina Penabad, M.D. Candidate
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

4:45-5:20 PM Utilizing Health Policy Towards Activism
Christian Smith, B.A.
Organizing Associate, The Center for American Progress

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