• By Caitlin Doran

Science Saturday: A pioneering Hispanic health conference, two years in the making

July 18, 2020
Jax Summit 2019 workshop attendees

It’s less than one week before the Jax Saludable (Healthy Jacksonville) Hispanic health conference is scheduled to begin and Elizabeth Pantoja, a clinical research coordinator at Mayo Clinic and one of the event organizers, is putting the finishing touches on the event program.

“There’s always so much to do at the last minute, the last few hurdles,” she says with a tired grin.

The two-day virtual conference, to be held July 25-26, will bring together more than 300 Hispanic leaders from across Jacksonville, Florida, including faith leaders, health care professionals, health care payers, business leaders, educators, and patients and caregivers.  

We have been told multiple times by our community partners that this effort is the first of its kind to address in a comprehensive fashion the health challenges many in our Hispanic community are facing.

Richard White, M.D.

“Our vision is to educate, inspire and organize leaders and the broader community to collaborate to improve health care access, processes, and outcomes for Hispanics in Northeast Florida,” says Richard White, M.D., a Mayo Clinic health disparities researcher and community internal medicine physician, who is leading the development of the Jax Saludable conference.

Read the rest of the article on Advancing the Science.

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