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Hispanic Heritage Presentation: Healthcare Disparities

Posted Sep. 12, 2013


In honor of Hispanic Heritage,

Kent State University Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg presents:


 Dr. J. Aponte MD, FACP speaking on Healthcare Disparities


Thursday, September 26, 2013

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Room 113

Regional Academic Center

2745 Creekside Drive

Twinsburg, OH 44087



The problems diverse people (including Latinos/as) experience when receiving healthcare as a result of low economic status, poor living conditions, language, accent, etc… 


How race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, color, and addictions can become an obstacle if the provider or patient has a bias that may hinder proper diagnosis or proper sharing of information.


Dr. Aponte will also discuss the lack of training medical providers have in cultural competency and the barriers that can develop in patient care.


Dr. J. Aponte MD, FACP credentials include:


GLSEN Northeast Ohio Board Member 

(Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network)

Executive Director, Lake Erie Nadadores

President, Northern Ohio Physicians for Human Rights

Former Chief of Rheumatology, Fairview Hospital

Former Professor, Residency Program, Internal Medicine, Fairview Hospital



For more information contact:

Vania Alvarez-Minah,

Kent State University Regional Academic Center,  330-888-6400