Cultural Inclusion Institute June 16-17

Conference devoted to developing strategies for integrating cultural inclusion into healthcare


Cultural Inclusion Institute: Promoting a Culture of Inclusion in Healthcare is an interprofessional conference dedicated to exchanging knowledge, expertise, research, challenges and successes in addressing issues related to cultural inclusion and to develop strategies for integrating cultural inclusion into healthcare professional practice.


Primary care providers, nurses, dentists, social workers, students, educators, researchers and individuals who work at non-profit organizations will attend the conference.

Eloisa G. Taméz, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, professor of graduate nursing education at the University of Texas at Brownsville, will speak on “The Undocumented: The Forgotten in U.S. Healthcare” at 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 16.

Liz Stefanics, Ph.D., county commissioner in Santa Fe county, will discuss “Will Disparities Be Mitigated by the Affordable Care Act?” at 3 p.m. Monday, June 16.

Antonia M. Villarruel, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, associate dean for research and global affairs and professor of nursing at the University of Michigan, will wrap up the two-day event with “Bringing It All Together” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 17.


9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, June 16, and Tuesday, June 17

See full schedule here


Menger Hotel, 204 Alamo Plaza


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