Chuck Bean (COG), B.B. Otero (District of Columbia), Nancy Navarro (Montgomery County), Walter Tejada (Arlington County), and Tonya Kinlow (Care First).
The Council of Governments brought together area elected officials, government health directors, service providers, and other community stakeholders on September 30 to discuss the factors that affect access to healthcare for Latinos across the D.C. region. The impact of the new Affordable Care Act on the Latino population was a major topic at the forum. Arlington County Board Chairman Walter Tejada and Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro were interviewed by Telemundo’s local news station at the event.
In addition, COG released the Latino Health and Community Resources Directory at the event. It’s a resource for health providers who serve the Hispanic communities in the region. The directory includes agencies offering health care services, programs for children and the elderly, as well as those that specialize in searching for housing and employment. Click here for the directory.