Latino immigrants face great challenges to access healthcare services.  Despite this situation, their struggle is many times unnoticed, and there are very few culturally competent services available to meet their healthcare needs. On Saturday, May 4, 2013 from 7:00 to 11:00pm La Clínica will celebrate its 30th Anniversary of making healthcare accessible and culturally appropriate for all.  Since 1983, the clinic has focused on serving the Latino immigrant community, delivering high quality, culturally competent, patient-centered health services for those most in need.  La Clínica’s 30th anniversary gala is an opportunity to celebrate the progress made in making healthcare accessible for all and to raise the critical funds needed to build a healthy community for the years to come.

MEDIA ADVISORY

Contact: Lindsay Harnish

lharnish@lcdp.org

(202) 448-2841

La Clínica Celebrates 30 Years of Making Healthcare Accessible for All

(Washington, D.C., March 28, 2013)  Latino immigrants face great challenges to access healthcare services.  Despite this situation, their struggle is many times unnoticed, and there are very few culturally competent services available to meet their healthcare needs.

 

On Saturday, May 4, 2013 from 7:00 to 11:00pm La Clínica will celebrate its 30th Anniversary of making healthcare accessible and culturally appropriate for all.  Since 1983, the clinic has focused on serving the Latino immigrant community, delivering high quality, culturally competent, patient-centered health services for those most in need. What started in a borrowed room with borrowed equipment is today a full-scale Federally Qualified Health Center serving more than 2,800 patients on-site and another 15,000 people off site. Our services include culturally and linguistically appropriate primary medical care, mental health and substance abuse services, HIV/AIDS care, interpreter services and health education and outreach programs. La Clínica’s 30th anniversary gala is an opportunity to celebrate the progress made in making healthcare accessible for all and to raise the critical funds needed to build a healthy community for the years to come.

 

What: La Clínica’s 30th Anniversary Gala

Program:

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm  Open Bar Reception with Live Music

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm  Multicultural Dinner and Awards Ceremony

9:30 pm - 11:00 pm  Live Music and Dancing

Tickets are $200 each or $1800 for a table for 10.

Awards:

Esperanza del Pueblo Award: Carlos Rivas, Exxon

Armando Romero Award: Surprise!

Attire: Cocktail

Please RSVP by April 25, 2013.

Where:            Organization of American States (OAS)

                          17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW

                          Washington DC 20006

When:             Saturday, May 4, 2013

7:00 pm – 11:00

Who should attend?

Members of the press, community members, organizations and individuals interested in immigrant rights, community health workers, social justice advocates

For more information, please contact Lindsay Harnish at lharnish@lcdp.org or call (202) 448-2841.