Equality Health is proud to announce its sponsorship of the National Council of La Raza Annual Conference in Phoenix this weekend. The National Council of La Raza began in Phoenix and holds a common theme and community connection with Equality Health. With its shared vision and focus on the importance of culturally competent care, it was a natural fit for our team to get involved to support NCLR’s efforts in promoting and advancing health and well-being for Latinos across the United States.
Our Trailblazers Will Play Key Roles
We are proud to announce that two of our team’s trailblazers will be actively involved in the conference.
Anabell Castro Thompson, VP of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and the President of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses, will be delivering the Health Summit Opening Session Keynote address Saturday morning. Focused on fostering healthy, equitable and resilient communities in an age of adversity, Castro Thompson will discuss her role with NAHN as well as Equality Health and our organization’s focus to organize a better healthcare delivery system for cultures that have struggled with integrating into the one-size-fits-all U.S. health care system.
Also on Saturday, our CEO and Founder, Hugh Lytle will be a panelist discussing Latino Health Trends, Geo-Mapping and Hotspotting. Geo-mapping and Hotspotting provide a revealing snapshot of how health is influenced by where we live. Lytle has often said, “your zip code can say more about you than your genetic code, especially when it comes to accessibility of high-quality health care.”
The Hispanic community in the U.S. is poised to grow from 50 million to 130 million people by 2050, yet there has not been a dedicated health care delivery system that is personalized for ethnically diverse populations. Equality Health is the first integrated health care delivery system solely focused on improving care delivery for the Latino community – looking through the lens of culture.
A key point of Lytle’s discussion will be around Equality Health’s mobile engagement platform. Today’s Hispanic American is mobile, and they expect an above average level of service that embraces the “just-in-time” lifestyle.
Equality Health’s mobile platform leverages today’s technology to deliver value-add information, notifications, and service based on the member’s at-the-moment activities and location. The engagement platform leverages the capabilities readily available at their fingertips via android and iOS devices (e.g. secure chat, notifications, GeoFencing, TouchID, etc.).
As NCLR returns to where it began, we at Equality Health look forward to the possibilities ahead.