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League of Women Voters of Lee County to hold seminar on health equity

By Staff | Jan 30, 2023

The League of Women Voters of Lee County invites League members and the public to Health Equity What Is It and How Do You Achieve It?, Saturday, Feb. 4, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in person at Collaboratory, 2031 Jackson St., Fort Myers. Check-in begins at 9 a.m. Register through the Eventbrite link HERE. Email reservations@lwvlee.org or call 239-278-1032. Admission is free.

The Covid pandemic demonstrated that there are significant health disparities experienced in racial and ethnic minorities. The January program will feature speaker Frank Diaz-Gines. Frank Diaz-Gines is the Southwest Regional Health Equity Coordinator for the Florida Department of Health. Diaz-Gines’ position is responsible for the creation of a Health Equity Plan. Given this mandate, he seeks to partner and collaborate with local groups and organizations to help advance health equity and improve health outcomes across demographic groups.

Frank Diaz-Gines

Frank Diaz-Gines graduated from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico with a bachelor’s degree in science and holds a master’s degree in health services administration from the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus. He has more than 20 years of experience in the health field both in private and public settings.

The League of Women Voters of Lee County, Florida

The League of Women Voters of Lee County, Inc. is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Information on the programs and issues of the League of Women Voters is available on the web at lwv.org, lwvfl.org and llwvlee.org. Call 239-278-1032.

Source: League of Women Voters of Lee County