The GAHCC commenced a Wellness Y Tu speaker series through the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation to bring awareness to chronic diseases that affect the community and to provide resources for prevention, early detection, and access to care.
Past Speaker Series and Guest Speakers:
"The State of Latino Health"
Special Guest Speakers, Dr. Alejandra Garza with WellMed Medical Management, Dr. Edteban Lopez, Southwest Texas Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and Dr. Mrinalini Kulkarni-Date, Internal Medicine
"The Future of the Pharmacy" and how it relates to the opioid epidemic in Austin.
Special guest speakers Dr. Nicholas Yagoda with CommUnityCare, Topic: The Abuse & Role of Opioids; Tio Bustillo with Baylor Scott & White Health, Topic: Alternative Medicine; and Aaron Williams with Brodie Lane Pharmacy Topic: Pharmacy Perspective
"The Future of Medicine"
Work Force Development Perspective was presented by Lauren Cutrone with College of Health Care Professions, Healthcare Delivery Perspective was presented by Joe Lopez with St. David's Healthcare, and Patient Perspective waspresented by Jaeson Fournier with CommUnityCare.
"Understanding Cancer Care" can be challengins for friends and family.
Dr. Leigh Fredholm - WellMed Medical Management, Inc. - discussed Palliative Care which addressed physical; emotional; spiritual; caregiver; and practical needs. Dr. Krystle Zuniga - Nutritionist discusses nutrition and the important role it plays in cancer treatment and Oncologists Dr. Douglas Rivera - Austin Cancer Care & Dr. Angel Augusto Rodriguez - Oncologist - Austin Cancer Care hear from Douglas J. Rivera, MD - Austin Cancer Center and Dr. Angel Rodriguez with Austin Cancer Center.