NCA to Present Communication, Culture, and Health Public Program in New Mexico
NCA will host a public program titled “Communication, Culture, and Health” on September 14, 2017, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. New Mexico is home to myriad cultures, including several American Indian tribes as well as a substantial Hispanic population. The state has a disproportionate number of teen pregnancies and chronic conditions such as diabetes, obesity, and infectious diseases. New Mexico’s residents also suffer from a widespread shortage of health professionals. This public program will address the roles of culture and communication in advancing health equity, improving health quality, and eliminating health disparities in this minority-majority state with a large population of second language speakers. The program will take place in the Lobo A&B Rooms of the Student Union Building on the campus of the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. The moderated panel will include scholars in Communication, Community Health, Pharmacy, and Native American Health, as well as community practitioners.