April 11, 2019
Health Partners Plans Proudly Sponsors Pennsylvania’s Second-Ever Latino Health Summit
Conversations Will Focus on Solutions to Unique Health Care Barriers Facing Pennsylvania's Growing Latino Population
Philadelphia, PA — Health Partners Plans (HPP) is a proud sponsor of Pennsylvania’s second statewide Latino Health Summit, to be held April 17-18 at the York ExpoCenter in York. Organized by Latino Connection, the event will host hundreds of community leaders, health care professionals and health systems invested in addressing the health needs of Latino populations. At the event, HPP leaders will drive discussions focusing on social determinants of health that affect many Latino communities. These determinants can include race, ethnicity, cultural differences and language barriers. Knocking down these barriers motivates a significant portion of HPP’s mission.
As an event sponsor, HPP leaders will help steer important conversations among statewide health professionals. HPP Director of Customer Experience Jessica Candito, who served as a moderator at last year’s summit, will address attendees during this year’s opening breakfast.
“For more than three decades, HPP has delivered high-quality, culturally competent health care and services to diverse local communities,” said Ms. Candito. “And while Latino populations continue to grow, many remain underserved and underrepresented in efforts to improve access to high-quality health care. HPP leads these types of conversations every day and we continue to pursue innovative solutions. So, we’re excited to be a part of the Latino Health Summit once again.”
Providing outstanding health care services to a wide range of diverse communities is a core part of HPP’s mission. For more than 32 years, HPP has provided award-winning care to more than 278,000 people through its Medicaid, Medicare and CHIP plans. HPP has the only Medicaid plan in Pennsylvania, and one of only eight in the nation, to earn a status of Excellent from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as of September 12, 2018.
HPP was also the first plan in the nation to receive the NCQA Multicultural Health Care Distinction. The prestigious award recognizes organizations that understand and address health care disparities stemming from race, ethnicity, cultural differences and language. HPP is now a five-time recipient of the honor.
The Latino Health Summit is organized in partnership with the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs. The event will also include a vendor’s expo, showcasing more than 50 health care representatives, organizations and universities. Admission to the Expo is free and open to the public. Tickets for the Summit must be purchased. For more information, please visit www.palatinohealthsummit.org.
ABOUT HEALTH PARTNERS PLANS
Health Partners Plans is a not-for-profit managed care organization, renowned for addressing food insecurity through its groundbreaking medically tailored meals program. It is the only Medicaid plan in Pennsylvania and is among just 8 Medicaid plans nationwide with an accreditation status of Excellent as of September 12, 2018. This is the highest status bestowed by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA.) Health Partners Plans serves more than 262,000 members in Southeastern Pennsylvania. It provides a broad range of health coverage options through its Health Partners Medicare, Health Partners (Medicaid) and KidzPartners (Children’s Health Insurance Program) plans. Founded more than 30 years ago, Health Partners Plans is one of the few hospital-owned health plans in the country. Learn more about how Health Partners Plans is doing it right at HealthPartnersPlans.com, twitter.com/HPPlans and facebook.com/healthpartnersplans.
Monet T. Irving
Director, Corporate Communications