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The Jerry Lopez and Friends Live at the Lensic CD/DVDs are Now On Sale

Santa Fe's Grammy ballot nominee and 2015 Platinum Achievement Award Winner, Jerry Lopez, returned to Santa Fe to perform at the Lensic Performing Arts Center on Friday, September 25, 2015, to benefit the National Latino Behavioral Health Association Josie T. Romero Scholarship Fund.

The concert was an incredible performance with Jerry and a host of his talented musical friends including Johnny Hernandez, Carlos Reyes, Big Al Anderson, Ricky Valenz, Jenny Sotolongo, and Lenny Lopez.

If you missed this amazing evening, or wish to relive Jerry's performance, the CD and DVD of the concert is now available for purchase.

Jerry Lopez & Friends Live at the Lensic 2015


Proceeds from this CD/DVD help to benefit the NLBHA's Josie Torralba Romero Scholarship Fund and each order will include an additional $6 shipping & handling fee.

A New Collaboration to Reduce Racial/Ethnic Mental Health Disparities

The Disparities Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital is pleased to announce its collaboration with Goshen College, The Transformation Center, and the National Academy for State Health Policy on a grant funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. The multi-year study is designed to reduce racial/ethnic mental health disparities and benefit minority communities. Led by Dr. Margarita Alegria, the Disparities Research Unit will work with community partners, policy makers, and individuals with lived experience of mental illness to understand barriers to mental health care, using research results to collaboratively develop interventions and promote policy change.

Gilberto Perez, senior director of intercultural development and educational partnerships at Goshen College, will identify key community stakeholders nationwide who will both provide input through in- depth interviews and focus groups and generate solutions on how to use data for policy and practice implementation.

The mission of the Disparities Research Unit is to generate innovative mental health and substance abuse services research that helps shape policy, practice, and service delivery to reduce disparities and improve the well-being of multicultural populations. Utilizing collaborative approaches with researchers, clinicians and community groups, the Unit supports an array of research activities as well as nurtures a core of junior researchers.  The Unit has a strong focus on community-based and applied interventions to improve service delivery for multicultural populations.

For more information please contact Marie Fukuda, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Sheri Lapatin Markle, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

APA’s Minority Fellowship Program Summer Institute

APA’s Minority Fellowship Program is accepting applications for the 2016 Psychology Summer Institute (PSI) from any advanced psychology doctoral students who has or will have successfully proposed a dissertation before the application deadline. This year’s summer program will take place July 17 – 23 at APA’s headquarter in Washington, DC. The online application deadline is May 1.

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Hispanic Millennials and Healthcare: A Panel Discussion

Join us on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 for the unveiling of the Hispanic Millennial Project: Hispanic Millennials and Healthcare, a new study conducted by Sensis and ThinkNow Research.

Learn about key differences between US-born and foreign-born Hispanic Millennials and older Hispanics when it comes to healthcare. Understand how Hispanic and non-Hispanic Millennials compare and contrast. Gain a better understanding of how to message and engage Hispanic millennials in a culturally relevant and effective way.

The keynote presentation by Sharon Carothers of SensisDC and Beatriz Mallory of SensisHealth will be followed by an expert panel discussion on the latest trends and insights regarding multicultural Millennials and healthcare.

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FDA LAP Stakeholder Engagement Meeting

The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Office of Minority Health (OMH) is announcing a Stakeholder Engagement Meeting on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, at the Humphrey Building Room 505A in Washington, DC. FDA OMH is reaching out to Asian American and Hispanic organizations for input on improving communications directed to limited English proficiency (LEP) consumers. The agency is not soliciting unanimous or consensus recommendations from this meeting; we are interested in each organization’s individual views. 

FDA officials want to engage in a dialogue with Asian American and Hispanic organizations on improving practices in delivering information to LEP consumers in an effective and efficient manner. Topics to be explored in the meeting are in the areas of consumer information needs, use of social media, and use of printed materials. We are also interested in your ideas in exploring new ways FDA can engage with LEP consumers. 

Under Executive Order 13166, Improving Access to Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency issued August 11, 2000, all agencies operating under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are required to ensure that their programs are accessible to individuals with LEP. FDA identified LEP as a critical area of focus for improving its communications in its response to Section 1138 of the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act of 2012. 

If you are unable to attend in person the meeting will be webcast; however, attendance in person is highly encouraged. Webcast connections are limited. Organizations are requested to register all participants, but to view using one connection per location. Webcast participants will receive technical system requirements and connection information after Wednesday, April 6th. 

If you need special accommodations due to disability, please contact Katherine Bravo, Public Health Advisor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

** RSVP is required to attend the meeting; register by Friday, April 1, 2016. You can register by visiting the Eventbrite page at

**Capacity is limited to the first 65 participants (please, only 2 representatives per organization). 

NOTE: Please, remember to bring a US issued ID on the day of the meeting; otherwise, you will not be allowed into the building. If you do not have a US issued ID; please contact Cariny or Katherine after registering for further instructions.