Date/Time: Thursday, June 7, 2018 2:00 PM ET – Recording: https://youtu.be/av8WFBDJcK8
Presenter: Juan Carlos Vega, MLS. Founder, Alianza Ciudadana en Pro de la Salud LGBTTA de Puerto Rico (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual and Allied. LGBTTA Citizens Health Alliance of Puerto Rico)
Contact: For additional information or questions, please contact Ashley Cuffia.
Abstract: With special attention to health justice among communities of color and LGBTQ populations, Juan Carlos will explore how the lack of information, data, and resources directly affects the health, social and economic parity for these communities. You will learn about the importance of understanding local LGBTQ community resources and other non-traditional sources can be the best tool to reduce health disparities.
Presenter Bio: Juan Carlos Vega, MLS, is a librarian and public health advocate dedicated to identify opportunities, convert them into actions, and create change at the local level. His involvement with health promotion and health disparities began in 2001 Mr. Vega transitioned into the non-profit world after 10 years of working for academic libraries and the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. His experiences in health issues include tobacco, alcohol, cancer, obesity, influenza, and health disparities. In 2010, he helped establish the Citizens Alliance Pro Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, and Ally Health nonprofit organization to help reduce health disparities among local Latino/a LGBT communities in his native Puerto Rico.