Media Fellowships In Health

2001 Kaiser Media Fellowships Program

Kaiser Media Fellowships program sitevisit to San Antonio and Laredo, TX:Sunday, July 29-Friday, August 3, 2001

Accommodations: The Menger Hotel, 204 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205 (Tel: 210-223-4361; fax: 210-228-0022)

Sunday, July 29

Meet in Miami airport
6:30pm: Meet in hotel lobby

7:00pm: Dinner, The Grant Room, The Menger Hotel, with Bibi Lobo, vice president, National Latino Children’s Institute

Monday, July 30-San Antonio

The Grant Room, The Menger Hotel8:30am: Buffet breakfast

9:00am-12:00pm: Overview briefings on national and regional immigration trends, issues; immigrant health policy and financing issues; medical interpretation services
–Jeff Passel, The Urban Institute: Overview briefing on national and regional immigration trends, Census data
–Leighton Ku, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: Immigrants’ utilization of health services; impact on safety net providers

12:00pm: Working/buffet lunch

12:30-3:30pm: –Mara Youdelman, staff attorney, National Health Law Program: Medical interpretation services and related policy issues
–Josh Bernstein, National Immigration Law Center: Overview of current national/regional immigration legal, welfare and policy issues

3:45pm: The AVANCE program Promotora and Health Initiatives:
–Marisa Chapa, Maria Hudson, and Mercedes Perez de Colon

4:30pm/4:45pm: (Optional) Walk from hotel two blocks to the San Antonio Express-News

5:00pm: Visit the San Antonio Express-News

6:00pm: Return to hotel

6:45pm: Meet in hotel lobby, drive to restaurant

7:00pm: Dinner, Pico de Gallo, 111 S. Leona Street

Tuesday, July 31-San Antonio

The Grant Room, The Menger Hotel

8:30am: Buffet breakfast

9:00am-10:30am: Clarissa Martinez, director of state and local public policies, the National Council of La Raza: U.S./Mexico bi-national perspective on border issues and migration

10:45am-12:00pm: Anne Dunkelberg, Center on Public Policy Priorities, Austin:Texas state immigration and health policy legal issues:

12:00pm: Working lunch at hotel

12:50pm: Depart hotel by van

1:15pm: Arrive, Texas Diabetes Institute/University Health SystemUniversity Center for Community Health
–Briefings and visit to the University Health System/Texas Diabetes Institute-financing indigent care; the CareLink program (insurance for county residents under 200% of federal poverty); financing trauma care; diabetes-contact: Ms. Leni Kirkman, public affairs department, University Health System

5:00pm: Depart Texas Diabetes Institute; return to hotel

6:45pm: Meet in hotel lobby

7:00pm: Dinner with Tom Ferguson, M.D., editor and publisher, The Ferguson Report, Paesano’s Ristorante, 111 West Crocket

Wednesday, August 1-am: San Antonio; pm: Laredo

8:30am: Depart hotel by van-bring overnight bag

9:00am-11:00am: Meeting at Catholic Charities
–Theresa Coles Davila, Center for Legal and Social Justice
–Steve Saldana, executive director, Catholic Charities

11:00am: Depart Catholic Charities by van

11:30am: Arrive The Guenther House, 205 East Guenther Street

11:30am: Working lunch, followed by visit to The Texas Center for Infectious Disease-TB, Hansen’s Disease, etc. Visit/Working lunch with hospital Director, Mr. Jim Elkins; colleagues; and potentially Texas health department staff

3:15/3:30m: Depart Texas Center for Infectious Disease by van for Laredo

6:00pm/6:30pm: Arrive/check in, La Posada hotel, 1000 Zaragoza Street, Laredo, TX 78040

7:30pm: Meet in hotel lobby

8:00pm: Dinner, El Rancho restaurant, 2134 Avenida Guerrero, Nuevo Laredo, with health and border health officials, and local health groups

Thursday, August 2-Visit to Laredo

7:30am: Depart hotel by van-border area issues:
–Visit to Gateway clinic and El Cenizo colonias (c. 10 miles from Laredo)
–Visit to Laredo port of entry, border patrol facility

Contacts: David Lauricella, public affairs department, Laredo Health Department; Jacque Crouse, public affairs department, INS regional office

12:15pm: Working lunch

4:00pm: Depart Laredo for San Antonio

7:00pm: Arrive The Menger Hotel

7:40pm: Meet in hotel lobby, walk to restaurant

8:00pm: Dinner, Boudro’s, 421 East Commerce

Friday, August 3

am: Fellows depart

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