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Media Advisories

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
Tuesday, April 16, 2008 Contact: AoA Press Office
(202) 357-3507

HHS Assistant Secretary for Aging to address National Hispanic Medical Association Will Join HHS Partners to Discuss Efforts to Promote Health and Well-Being Among Hispanics

HHS Assistant Secretary for Aging Josefina G. Carbonell will address the plenary session of the 12th Annual Conference of the National Hispanic Medical Association on Friday, April 18, 2008, in Washington, D.C.  The theme of the Conference is “Healthcare Reform & Health Disparities: A Priority for Hispanic Communities.” 

Assistant Secretary Carbonell will be joined by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Kerry Weems and Dr. Carolyn Clancy, director of the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality.

WHO: Josefina G. Carbonell, HHS Assistant Secretary for Aging
   
WHEN: Friday, April 18, 2008
9 a.m. to 10 a.m. – Opening Plenary
   
WHERE: Washington Hilton Hotel
1919 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

Background:
Assistant Secretary for Aging Carbonell will highlight Administration on Aging initiatives and partnerships within HHS and throughout the National Aging Services Network that are making a difference in the lives of Hispanic elders across the United States.  She will also discuss efforts that are underway to develop consumer driven systems of home and community-based long term care that will meet the needs and preferences of Hispanic elders as well as other older populations.

The National Hispanic Medical Association is a non-profit association representing 36,000 licensed Hispanic physicians in the United States. The mission of the organization is to improve the health of Hispanics and other underserved populations. Read more information about the 12th Annual Conference