FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 20, 2016
LANGUAGE ACCESS CONFERENCE FOR HEALTHCARE, JUSTICE AND EDUCATION
New Orleans, LA, May 20, 2016: The Louisiana Language Access Coalition will hold its 2016 Biennial Conference: Access to Cultural and Linguistic Appropriate Services to Achieve Equity, Thursday, July 21, 2016 from 8:30am – 4:30pm at LSUHSC Medical Education Building, 1901 Perdido Street in New Orleans to promote understanding and cultural sensitivity for populations of Limited English Proficiency.
This year’s conference will provide specialties in tracks dedicated to Health, Justice and Education for both professional and community advocates, community members, service & healthcare providers, educators, administrators, policy makers and interpreters/translators. Continuing Education Credits will be available for lawyers and Jefferson Parish Public Schools Educators. Guest speakers include the U.S. Department of Health of Human Services, Tulane Children’s Health Fund, Xavier University College of Pharmacy, Loyola University Department of Language and Cultures, VAYLA, VIET, MQVNCDC, Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, City of New Orleans Mayor’s Neighborhood Engagement Office, The Joint Commission, Jefferson Federation of Teachers, Southern Poverty Law Center, Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy and Advocacy Center of Louisiana.
This conference is free and open to any interested party. Registration is required and your commitment to participate in the full scheduled conference time. We will provide continental breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks. The space is provided and sponsored by LSUHSC School of Public Health. For more information visit and register at http://www.louisianalac.org Contact: Daesy Berhorst (504) 218-3654 or Karla Sikaffy duPlantier (504) 473-8042