Registration is open for the August 4-6 NATI 12th Regional Conference, “Language Rx: Prescription for Language Access”
This is the region’s most ambitious conference for the professional development of translators, interpreters and language access professionals in related fields. This year there will be more than 30 training sessions and seminars with experts from around the country. Registration fees include meals, receptions, trainings and seminars.
NATI has offered outstanding conferences for 11 years and we have one of the most affordable locations in the US. This year, in recognition of the budget crunch felt by all, we have even reduced our conference rates without sacrificing quality. AND ONCE AGAIN WE WILL BE OFFERING NEED-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS to help cover registration costs! Visit www.NATIHQ.org for details.
As always, the conference venue is spectacular. This year the conference is being held in Omaha at the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Durham Research Center with its state-of-the-art classrooms. Thanks to the College of Public Health’s Center for Reducing Health Disparities for hosting the event.
NATI has put all registrations online! Please visit our website at www.NATIHQ.org to register and explore our session information and speaker bios. You can contact Athena Ramos, Program Coordinator at the Center for Reducing Health Disparities for any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Latinas, Tabaco & Cáncer is a group of women who reunite to get information about how to take care of their health and of their family. Most of these women are home stay wives and/or mothers. Many women come to participate as a way to learn and socialize. The group meets every other month, and over the year we participate in different activities. Many of the LTC members participated in the Cinco de Mayo Parade, distributing information about tobacco prevention. Also, LTC was present in the National Alliance Mental Illness (NAMI) Walk in June, supporting this cause.
August 2010 - Latinas, Tabaco, y Cáncer Meeting
In our last LTC meeting in August, which took place in El Museo Latino, we gave recognitions to the members who participated and completed a 20 hour computer class. This achievement is just one of the many goals we have for this group. That same month, we had our yearly picnic at Elmwood Park. This picnic is a very important get together because as members we get to share quality time with each other, sharing dishes, anecdotes, and weaving the Latinas, Tabaco & Cáncer family together.
On Monday, February 8, 2010, Athena Ramos spent the afternoon at South High School talking to a group of girls about making healthy choices in order to be able to reach the futures that they want to realize.
Athena talking with students at South High School
On June 9, 2009, the Center for Reducing Health Disparities and Epply Cancer Center sponsored a community forum on cancer survivorship at the Nebraska Urban Indian Health Coalition. The forum facilitator was Dr. Linda Burhansstipanov, Founder and Grant Director for Native American Cancer Research, Inc., a community-based, American Indian non-profit organization dedicated to helping improve the lives of Native American cancer patients and survivors. Dr. Linda B is a leader and expert on cultural competency working with American Indian peoples.
Dr. Linda Burhansstipanov presenting data at the Community Forum on Cancer Survivorship
During the Forum, Dr. Linda B highlighted some of the cancer health disparities among American Indian peoples including the high rates of cancers in the Northern Plains area. The Forum was very interesting and informative.
Thanks for Dr. Shinobu Watanabe-Galloway for organizing the event!