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National, State and Local Officials, Business and Community Leaders and Health Professionals to Attend the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Healthcare Summit

Lectures and workshops aim to heighten healthcare awareness and education in the Hispanic community Sponsored by UnitedHealthcare


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ADVISORY for November 14

WHAT:

The San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Healthcare Summit with workshops, lectures and mixers aimed at heightening awareness of health care issues facing Hispanics and their communities.

— The Healthcare Summit is open to the public, pricing information can be found at http://www.sahcc.org/healthcaresummit. Health practitioners, small-business owners, elected officials, community leaders, students and H.R. professionals are encouraged to attend —

Topics addressed at the summit include:

— Pharmaceutical Rx and the Hispanic Community

— Addressing Mental Health in the Hispanic Community

— Implications of Cultural Overlays on Patient Access

— Group Health Plan Information

— Hispanic Health Disparities and Texas Solutions

— Employee Wellness

— Diabetes and Preventative Measures

— Alzheimer’s Disease in the Hispanic Population

— National Outlook on the Healthcare Industry and Hispanic Issues

— Preparing Health Professionals for the Hispanic Community, AND MORE.

Health care practitioners will learn about the particular healthcare challenges and nuances currently presented by the growing Hispanic Community. Small-business owners will learn about small-business health insurance options and community/government resources. Elected officials will gain a greater understanding of what new policies are needed to better address healthcare issues. Community leaders and students will gain a greater perspective about developing trends in the health care industry and what is being done to address challenges.

WHO:

Speakers, lecturers and attendees include:

— U.S. Rep. Charlie Gonzalez

— State Sen. Carlos Uresti

— State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte

— Dr. David Hayes-Bautista, Director, Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture, UCLA

— Dr. Vincent Fonseca, State Epidemiologist, Texas Department of State Health Services

— Dr. Francisco Cigarroa, President, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

— Dr. Fernando Guerra, Director, Metropolitan Health District

— Jeffrey Cook, CEO, UnitedHealthcare of South Texas

— Ted Terrazas, Chairman and CEO, TerraHealth Inc., AND MORE

WHEN:

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007

8 a.m.-7 p.m.

Reception: SAHCC Healthcare Industry Mixer, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. (Sky Room)

Sponsored by UnitedHealthcare

WHERE:

UIW International Conference Center

847 E. Hildebrand

San Antonio, Texas, 78212

More information, including an agenda, speaker bios, directions to the conference center and registration, is available at http://www.sahcc.org/healthcaresummit.

About the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

The San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is the principal resource and advocate for the growth of Hispanic Businesses and the driving force in guiding San Antonio’s emergence as a national leader of successful Hispanics in business. More information is available at http://www.sahcc.org.

About UnitedHealthcare

UnitedHealthcare (http://www.unitedhealthcare.com) provides a full spectrum of consumer-oriented health benefit plans and services. The company organizes access to quality, affordable health care services on behalf of more than 26 million individual consumers, contracting directly with more than 535,000 physicians and care professionals and more than 4,700 hospitals nationwide to offer them broad, convenient access to services nationwide. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company.

National, State and Local Officials, Business and Community Leaders and Health Professionals to Attend the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Healthcare Summit