Catalina Ramos-Hernandez

Illinois Transplant Fund
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Brief Bio

Catalina brings to ITF extensive administrative experience with health equity nonprofit organizations such as the UIC Institute for Minority Health Research, the Robert Crown Center for Health Education and Y-ME National Breast Cancer organization. Catalina also holds a MD degree from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. For almost thirty, Ramos has advocated for health equity and represented immigrants at local and national levels. Her portfolio includes managing the premium support program, screening new ITF patient applications, developing relationships with the transplant center social workers and financial counselors and leading ITF patient events and community education about the Fund.

Alliance Presentations

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Advancing Equity to Save more Lives: The Latinx Community & The Ethical Paradox of Donation and Transplantation

Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at 2:00pm

The Alliance Conversation Series brings you cost-free, fast-paced collaborative opportunities that highlight successful donation and transplantation practices across the country. Through shared insight, multidisciplinary experts identify solutions to critical challenges affecting the community of practice and actively share them for open discussion and broader knowledge of effective practices.

The sessions encourage real-time feedback and participation from viewers.

Overview: In the United States, the Latinx community, especially those that are undocumented, face significant barriers in healthcare. In this conversation, we will establish a foundational understanding of the Hispanic culture, values, and beliefs and discuss the ethical paradox Latinx people face when it comes to donation and transplantation. Our panel will share details about initiatives developed by OPOs, Transplant Centers, and State Legislatures to promote healthcare equity within the Latinx community and share best practices established to better serve the Latinx community in hospital and community settings.

Added Learning Opportunity (optional)We encourage you to continue with us for an optional 30-minute Breakout Session that will take place following this session at 3pm ET/2pm CT/ 1pm MT/12 pm PT. These breakout discussions will serve as a value opportunity to connect with your peers in the community in small, collaborative groups and apply lessons learned from the general session. Following the breakout session, we will reconvene with our speakers to share key insights and strategies identified.

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