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8:00 – 8:25

Health Literacy and Mental Health

Presenter – Michael Villaire, MSLM

8:30 – 9:15

Latinx Immigrant Mental Health in the United States: How the Past Affects the Present

Keynote Speaker – Oscar Fernando Rojas Perez, Ph.D.

Dr. Rojas Perez is an associate research scientist at Yale University School of Medicine. He received his doctorate from the counseling psychology program at the University of Missouri and completed his pre-doctoral internship at La Clínica Hispana at Yale. Broadly, his professional contributions focus on the development and cultural/linguistic adaptation of measures and interventions, Latinx immigrant well-being and trauma, and multicultural responsive training.

9:20 – 10:05

Technology Applications in Rural Communities

Speaker – Col. (R) Wanda Wright

We will discuss the purpose, technology and implementation of a new initiative from The Arizona Department of Veterans' Services. The department, along with a non-profit organization, will expand Arizona's tribal population's access to telehealth, Veteran's benefits, and mental health services, by providing internet connectivity and equipment. Veterans living on reservations may have inherent difficulty accessing healthcare and benefits due to their rural proximity to services and transportation barriers. This project will allow them to access these benefits and services either in or near their home.

10:205 – 10:15


10:15 - 11:45

Presentation/Panel – LGBTQ+ Youth (One -n -Ten)


11:45 – 12:15


12:15 – 1:15

Panel: Health Literacy Best Practices

The Language of Health

Speaker – Noelle Veilleux - ADHS

Health Literacy; Patient Education Guidelines

Speaker – Carolyn Cutilli PhD RN NPD-BC

1:20 – 2:00

Health literacy Adult Mental and Physical Healthcare

Speaker – Beckie Child

2:05 – 2:45

Understanding Prescriptions and Making Accessible

Speaker – Sharla Glass, M.A.

2:45 – 3:20

Basic Self-Care – How to Begin

Speaker – Dr. Amy Jelliffe



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