Local representative selected to attend National Health Policy Conference in Washington, D.C.

December 20, 2016

Nora Hernandez, Program Coordinator / Manager for the Paso del Norte Health Foundation - A Smoke Free Paso del Norte Initiative at The University of Texas at El Paso was selected from a large and very competitive pool of exemplified leaders throughout the country that demonstrate strong interest in health policy, and understand how policies affect communities. She will travel to Washington, D.C. to participate in a four-day AcademyHealth program in late January, 2017. The program will focus on individual communication skills and understanding of policy process, meet top health policymakers, and share ideas with other participants in the field.

Ms. Hernandez received a scholarship from AcademyHealth, which will assist with travel, attendance to the National Health Policy Conference (NHPC) in Washington, D.C., along with several other participant benefits.

AcademyHealth is a leading national organization serving the fields of health services and policy research and the professionals who produce and use this important work. Together with members, AcademyHealth offers programs and services that support the development and use of rigorous, relevant, and timely evidence to increase the quality, accessibility, and value of health care, to reduce disparities, and to improve health. The annual NHPC brings together over 800 people to address leading health policy challenges. The Population Health Scholarship Program is funded by The Kresge Foundation and supports the Foundation’s mission by fostering an environment that cultivates leaders in population health and gives them the tools to impact their communities.

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