Long Beach Latinos In Action to Host Women’s Wellness Conference at Dignity Health St. Mary Medical Center

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Long Beach Latinos in Action will hold a women’s wellness conference for the second consecutive year at Dignity Health St. Mary Medical Center on Saturday, March 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Conferencia Para la Mujer Latina will take place in the Health Enhancement Center and feature speakers on topics ranging from mental health to civil rights to the arts. Poets, writers and singers, including Mariachi Garibaldi, will perform at the event.

The St. Mary Mobile Clinic will provide glucose screening and information about maternity care, and prenatal nutrition and caring for a new baby. Information will also be available regarding St. Mary’s new Benefits/Navigation Program.

Participating sponsors plan to donate gift items for attendees. Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia and former Mayor Bonnie Lowenthal will attend the conference. Long Beach Councilmember Lena Gonzalez will give the keynote address.

Martha Cota, who founded the Long Beach Latinos In Action in 2009, will be honored at the event for 25 years of volunteer service to the community.

Please register to attend the event by going to the Facebook fan page, http://bit.ly/mujerlatina and putting your name, address and phone number or send an email to LongBeachLatinosInAction09@gmail.com. For questions, you may call (562) 313-4672.

About Long Beach Latinos In Action
The mission of Long Beach Latinos In Action is to empower and enrich the lives of youth and families through education, health and safety in neighborhoods. Working together, we build and maintain healthy, harmonious, and peaceful relationships and respect cultural diversity.
Long Beach Latinos In Action offers enrichment programs that educate participants about leadership, effective communication and dialogue, intra-family relationships, conflict resolution, recreational activities, issues related to the school system, the path to college, physical and emotional health, and other issues which promote, strengthen and engage the Latino community. Long Beach Latinos In Action believes in “Equal Voices For All Families.”

About Dignity Health St. Mary Medical Center
Dignity Health St. Mary Medical Center is a 389-bed acute care nonprofit hospital that offers a full range of inpatient, outpatient and related health and wellness services to the greater Long Beach area. With more than 600 physicians and 1,350 employees, St. Mary is committed to providing a unique balance of high-quality, compassionate care, personal attention and leading-edge medical technology that brings both healing and humanity to the body, mind and spirit of our patients and the communities we serve. St. Mary was founded by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in 1923, and is mission-driven not only to deliver care to the sick, but also to provide direct services to the underserved and advocate on their behalf. For more information, please visit us at www.stmarymedicalcenter.org.

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