Strengthening the Hispanic Pipeline in the Healthcare and Biomedical Fields
CHL Founder/CEO, Glenn Llopis
December 2, 2013
City of Hope
1500 East Duarte Road
Duarte, CA 91010
Registration Time: 5:15pm
Forum: 6:00pm-8:30pm Register Now
Between 2000 and 2010, the Hispanic population grew by 43 percent, or four times the nation's 9.7 percent growth rate. At 50.5 million people today, Hispanics are already the largest minority in the U.S. and their numbers continue to rise faster than any other group – yet, only 5 percent of physicians in the United States are Hispanic.
In order to begin to address this situation, and foster discussion and solutions, Center for Hispanic Leadership (CHL) presents the first event, Strengthening the Hispanic Pipeline in Healthcare and Biomedical Fields, in its original thought-leadership series, facilitated by CHL Founder/CEO Glenn Llopis and hosted at City of Hope’s campus.
With the goal of building awareness about the opportunities in the healthcare and biomedical professional fields for Hispanics as well as leveraging government, educational, business, and professional organizations as well as community partners throughout
the San Gabriel Valley and Los Angeles county, the two-hour thought-leadership event will feature an interactive discussion between a panel of senior leaders in the healthcare industry and attendees.
After the conversation, CHL will identify those panelists, experts on the floor, and/or audience participants who will take the lead on next steps toward achieving solutions. During the Solutions Exchange session, subject matter experts will be stationed at booths to discuss specific topics such as educational awareness, recruitment, mentoring, networking, career management, and professional development with attendees. Lastly, special announcements will be made at the conclusion of the event!
CHL Thought-Leadership Agenda
This unique forum will foster dialog regarding best practices for:
building awareness about the opportunities in the healthcare and biomedical professional field for Hispanics.
leveraging existing employers, educational, business, and professional organizations as well as community and government partners throughout the San Gabriel Valley and Los Angeles County.
developing strategic cultural messaging to educate Hispanics about how they can authentically lead and serve their community.
Where does the engagement process begin? What are the most effective tools and resources? The role of K-12, colleges, and universities? What should be the real role of Hispanic community outreach efforts?
How do we make STEM careers more culturally appealing to Hispanics? How do we get them more aware, interested, and engaged in STEM?
How do we more effectively engage Hispanics and retain their interest?
What are the most effective ways to attract Hispanic talent into healthcare and biomedicine?
How can we most effectively build relationships with Hispanic student prospects to grow the graduate school pipeline? The role of Hispanic alumni? The importance of scholarships, how to earn them and creating a legacy program to help fund them?
What does leadership mean in healthcare and biomedicine?
What are the primary career opportunities in healthcare and biomedicine?
What do the career paths look like from entry point to higher-level opportunities?
The role of internships.
Mentoring programs and the importance of role models.
The role of sponsorship.
The role and input of internal vs external relationship building
What is the importance of employee sponsorship to accelerate the advancement of Hispanic talent?
How does the medical and research community expand its collaborative partnerships with Hispanic professional organizations?
Why culturally-relevant education is the new normal (i.e., allowing Hispanic professionals to use their cultural values as sources of strength instead of barriers to advancement).
The importance of Hispanic employee resource groups to enable cross-cultural awareness.
The need to create a development plan and goals.
By Glenn Llopis, CHL Founder/CEO
The Huffington Post
The need for more Hispanic professionals in healthcare is critical. Between 2000 and 2010, the Hispanic population grew by 43 percent, or four times the nation's 9.7 percent growth rate. At 50.5 million people today, Hispanics are already the largest minority in the U.S. and their numbers continue to rise faster than any other group. Yet, according to the American Medical Association Physician Masterfile, only 5 percent of physicians in the U.S. are Hispanic. This disparity contributes to the many tension points that exist between the healthcare industry and the Hispanic community, such as the lack of medical research specifically targeting Hispanics; the absence of healthcare information tailored for their needs; and their disproportionate burden of preventable disease, death, and injury.
As the numbers of Hispanics continue to increase, we need more Hispanic leaders and role models in all industries, but particularly in healthcare for two major reasons:
1) professional healthcare is not necessarily something Hispanics were raised with or see the value in, and therefore they may not seek it out; and
2) the urgency is greater in this industry because the lack of research and outreach to the community directly affects their health and well-being.
The need for a more diverse workforce in order to serve a more diverse population of patients is increasingly becoming a priority, and as a recent Wall Street Journal article pointed out, in the healthcare and insurance industries, the race is on to connect with, educate and recruit this increasingly influential group. On its website, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) "recognizes a unique and compelling need to promote diversity in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical, and social sciences research workforce."Read More
Solutions Exchange Session
Post-panel discussion/exchange with assigned subject matter experts at booth locations.
Building Awareness/Career Exploration
K-12 Educational Programs
About the Moderator, CHL Founder/CEO, Glenn Llopis
The son of Cuban immigrants, Llopis combines an immigrant's perspective and a UCLA education with fast-tracked and successful years at the Gallo Wine Company and Sunkist where he became the youngest senior executive in the company's 100-year history.
A University of Southern California Marshall School of Business board member in support of the Society and Business Lab, Llopis has been featured for his thought leadership and business acumen on such media outlets as CNN, Fox News, Univision, ABC, NBC, MSNBC, and CBS.
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