Health Coalition Addresses Deep Divisions Within Health Care System

Inaugural Health Impact Summit combines service providers, public policy makers, educators and health advocates to bolster the efforts of The Office of Minority Health and Equity and create a statewide health care system that is accessible and equitable to all minorities.

Las Vegas, NV – Nevada Minority Health & Equity Coalition (“NMHEC”) presents the 1st Annual Impact Summit to target nonprofit, private and government sector stakeholders, advocates, influencers and providers who have a vested interest in the equitable provision of health-related resources. The Inaugural Impact Summit will feature Keynote speeches by Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health, Dr. Matthew Y.C. Lin; and Dr. Barbara Atkinson, UNLV School of Medicine Founding Dean.

The Impact Summit will be hosted at Nevada State College, 1300 Nevada State Drive, Henderson, Nevada, on October 4th, 2018, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

“It’s timely the coalition is here!” said Duy Nguyen, NMHEC’s Chairman of the Board. “The Coalition was created out of the last legislative session decision to address the barriers to healthcare within the minority community. With passage of Assembly Bill 141, the Nevada Office of Minority Health and Equity was effectively reestablished alongside a grassroots movement. The Coalition embodies the social, political and educational; working alongside each other for equity in health care. The Summit will bring these and many more people together to share ideas to become actionable events.”
 

In this time of action, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), is the first University to grant the Doctor of Medicine degree in Southern Nevada. Founding Dean, Dr. Barbara Atkinson is excited to be speaking at the Inaugural Summit, “The UNLV School of Medicine is one of the most diverse medical schools in the country.  While we're very proud of that fact, events like this strengthen our resolve to draw students and doctors from every corner of our community."

 

The Coalition is pleased to present Dr. Matthew Y.C. Lin, HHS Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health, as its featured keynote speaker. “With the growing diversity of the U.S. population, the work of improving the health of all Americans requires a shared national response,” said Dr. Lin, also Director of the Office of Minority Health. “At HHS, we look forward to having the Nevada Minority Health & Equity Coalition serve as a partner between state and local stakeholders and the HHS Office of Minority Health to help improve health and health care outcomes in Nevada.”


The Coalition is calling on all stakeholders, advocates, influencers and providers from profit or nonprofit sectors who have a vested interest in the equitable provision of health-related resources to register and attend. The Summit invites participants to:
 

Collaboratively develop priorities from cross-sections of the health care industry to impact the agenda for Nevada’s upcoming 80th Legislative Session
 

Learn techniques to enhance inclusion of underserved populations including persons with disabilities and LBGTQ communities
 

Engage regional and federal level officials as they deliver the latest updates on public health policies
 

Network with leaders in the health care and service communities
 

Approved Face-to-Face Continuing Education Credit (3, ACHE)
 

NMHEC’s Annual Impact Summit is open for registration and free to the public. You are required to pre-register at: bit.ly/2018-NMHEC-Impact-Summit
 


Speakers -- NMHEC IMPACT SUMMIT

Dr. Matthew Y.C. Lin, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health, Director of Office of Minority Health

Dr. Barbara Atkinson, UNLV School of Medicine Founding Dean

Sponsors -- NMHEC IMPACT SUMMIT

Nevada State College (“NSC”)
American College of Health Executives (ACHE-Nevada)
Nevada Office of Minority Health and Equity (“NOMHE”)
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (“UNLV”)
National Association of Latino Healthcare Executives (“NALHE”)

 
ABOUT NMHEC

The Nevada Minority Health & Equity Coalition “NMHEC” was established in 2016 as a response to petitions from community members and elected officials for a locally driven organization that could interface between the community and state and local funders. NMHEC is committed to address and advance health outcomes of minority groups in Nevada and to “move the needle” on poor health outcomes and statistics that contribute to significant health disparities among underserved communities in Nevada. The development of NMHEC was made possible by funding from the State of Nevada. NMHEC was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 2017.