Sharing Knowledge, Taking Action at UCLA

Sharing Knowledge, Taking Action at UCLA

When: June 7, 2019 8:30AM – 11:30AM

Where: UCLA Covel Commons 200 De Neve Drive Los Angeles, CA 90095


Guest speakers:

  • Steven Wallace, PhD,Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Associate Director, UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.
    Topic area: Immigrant health
  • James Macinko, PhD, Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences and Health Policy & Management, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.
    Topic area: Primary care
  • Eve Sheedy, JD, Executive Director at L.A. County Domestic Violence Council, Department of Public Health
    Topic area: Domestic Violence

Program Agenda

  • 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM: Registration & Check-In

  • 8:30 AM – 8:45 AM: Welcome

  • 8:45 AM – 10:00 AM: Opening Session: Challenges and Opportunities in Current Policies that Impact Health Equity

  • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Working Groups

  • 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM: Working Group Reports / Closing Remarks

Poster Presentations

  • Aya Shokair, The Lived Realities of Universal Health Care in Tijuana, Mexico

  • Janelly Jimenez, Zero Tolerance Policy’s Fracturing of Social Relationships Possible Stressor for Fetal Development in Pregnant Latina Women

  • Rene Rosas, Perspectives on Social Welfare Programs in Latin America: The Cases of Mexico and Brazil

Working Group Highlights:

Working Group #1: Gender Equality

  • Facilitator: Neda Ashtari, Co-President, American Medical Student Association
  • Policy: Senate Bill 24 – Student Health Centers provide medication abortion




Working Group #2: Immigrant Health

  • Co-Facilitator: Keara Pina, Legislative Director at Graduate Student Association (GSA)
  • Co-Facilitator: Parshan Khosravi, MPP, Government Relations Director, UC Student Association
  • Policy: HUD Proposal – Prohibits families in which at least one member is undocumented from obtaining subsidized housing
  • Policy: Public Charge – Changing the definition to limit access to public health programs for immigrants seeking a green card; instills fear to use these resources
  • Policy: Census – Halt the inclusion of a citizenship question on 2020 census, which would lead to an undercount of immigrant and Latino populations.


Working Group #3: Primary Care

  • Co-Facilitators: Jessica Osorio & Cecilia Ramirez, Co-Presidents, California Health Professional Student Alliance (CaHPSA)
  • Policy: HR 1384 Medicare for All Act of 2019 – National health insurance program