Hispanics have been disproportionately hurt by the coronavirus pandemic due to their jobs as essential workers and multigenerational living conditions. In California, Latinos represent 60% of Covid cases and nearly 50% of deaths through August despite the fact that Latinos make up less than 40% of California’s population. This thought-provoking virtual panel will provide a roadmap for community organizations to focus on essential workers and high-risk populations in the long COVID recovery process. Also, to identify opportunities to grow and partnerships that address social determinants and long-term health issues facing our Latino communities. 

Panelists and co-authors of Chicano Boom

Cástulo de la Rocha

President and CEO,
AltaMed Health Services

Dr. Sherrill Brown,

Medial Director, Infection Prevention
AltaMed Health Services

David E. Hayes-Bautista, Ph. D.

Distinguished Professor of Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine 

Diana M. Bontá, Ph. D.

Director, California Department of Health Services (ret),
Adjunct Professor, UCLA

José Joel García, J.D.

Chief Executive Director Emeritus,
Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center, Inc.

Moderated By

Gustavo Arellano

L.A. Times Columnist

Chicano Boom

Chicano Boom is a collaboration among four authors, the book gives visibility to those who built a movement by developing an affordable, culturally appropriate health care system tailored to the state’s Chicano and Latino communities. Peppered with historical context and painting the setting that paved the way for three new generations of health care professionals and activists, The Chicano Boom is the product of nearly 200 interviews with Chicano and Latino activists.
Chicano Boom Book Cover

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