10 Reasons Why You Should Attend the National Hispanic and Latino ATTC Conference 2014

March 19, 2014

Miguel Cruz
National Hispanic and Latino ATTC

Registration is now open for the National Hispanic and Latino ATTC Conference 2014!
October 8-9, Learning Commons Center, University of Texas at Austin


The Hispanic and Latino population in the United States has grown by 40% in the past decade. Today, Hispanics and Latinos make up 17% of the U.S. population; by 2060 it is estimated to grow to 30 percent. The group is disproportionately affected by substance use disorders, depression, diabetes, and other physical and behavioral health conditions, intensifying the need for a culturally competent workforce.

Our conference, “Integrating Research, Education, and Services to Reduce Behavioral Health Disparities in Hispanic and Latino Populations,” will bring professionals from across the country together to address health disparities faced by the Hispanic and Latino population in the United States. The conference will  promote  an understanding of these disparities in services to Hispanic populations in need of quality substance abuse treatment.

Why should you attend? For any one of these top 10 reasons:

1. Expand your knowledge: The conference promotes an understanding of behavioral health disparities among Hispanics and Latinos in the United States.

2. Connect:
Network with your fellow providers, researchers, and educators.

3. Hear from the experts: top researchers will present the latest findings on substance use disorders and the Hispanic and Latino population.

4. Address disparities: through research, education, and service models combined with science-based knowledge.

5. Gain easy access to The National Hispanic and Latino National Focus Area ATTC suite of services: an array of resources for behavioral health professionals and paraprofessionals.

6. Increase your understanding of the social, economic, political factors contributing to behavioral health disparities in Hispanic and Latino populations.

7. Tackle barriers to access and care for Hispanic and Latino populations in a forum where providers, researchers, and educators share ideas and resources.

8. Learn about novel, promising, and culturally appropriate approaches to address behavioral health disparities in Hispanic and Latino populations.

9. Build the skills you need to apply evidence-based practices in real-world settings.

10. Earn CEUs for attending one or both days.

For more information, please visit the conference website or contact us by email at hispaniclatinoattc@uccaribe.edu

The team at the National Hispanic and Latino ATTC is looking forward to seeing you in Austin.  Don’t miss this unique opportunity—register today!

Miguel Cruz
BS, MS, PhD.c
National Hispanic and Latino ATTC
Associate Director

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