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Wellness Interventions in Latin America: Milestones and Challenges

Event Type
ACES Office of International Programs & University of Illinois Extension
Christopher Hall, Room 7 (904 Nevada St, Urbana)
Jun 20, 2017   All Day
Leslie Myrick
Originating Calendar
ACES Office of International Programs Lectures

Members of the University of Illinois campus community who are interested in international health programs in Latin America or the health-related needs of Hispanic audiences in the U.S. are invited to attend a one-day symposium:

Click here to pre-register (not required; you may also register at the door.)


8:30 a.m. Registration

9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions Margarita Teran, PhD & Angela Wiley, PhD

9:15 a.m. "Identification of genetic, proteomic and risk factors associated with non-communicable diseases" Diana Patricia Portales Pérez, PhD

10:00 a.m. "Risk communication as an intervention in environmental health" Ana Cristina Cubillas, PhD

10:30 a.m. Coffee Break

10:50 a.m. "Food insecurity around us" Barbara Fiese, PhD

11:15 a.m. "Nutrition interventions: strategies to improve food security in marginalized communities" Celia Aradillas Garcia, PhD

11:40 a.m. "Strengthening nutrition education programs in Mexico" Olivia Gonzalez Acevedo, RD

12:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)

1:00 p.m. "Socioeconomic inequalities in health in Brazil and Mexico" Flavia Andrade, PhD

1:30 p.m. "Risk and resilience in diverse populations" Marcela Raffaelli, PhD

2:00 p.m. "Mobilizing the community to prevent and control chronic diseases in Brazil" Andiara Schwingel, PhD

2:30 p.m. Coffee Break

2:45 p.m. “Educadores de la Salud (Health Educators): Latinos in charge of improving their own community’s health" Patricia Galvez Espinoza, PhD

3:10 p.m. "Engaging communities to promote healthy eating among Hispanic families" Elizabeth Villegas, MS

3:35 p.m. "Healthy eating behaviors following a culturally sensitive nutrition education intervention for Hispanic families" Bridget Hannon, MS

4 p.m. Poster Session

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