Yakima Valley health leader to speak at UW Tacoma

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Nationally recognized health expert Vickie Ybarra will speak about health equity at UW Tacoma Wednesday, April 16 at 3:15 p.m. in the Cherry Parkes Building, Room 105.

Ybarra is director of planning and development for the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic, one of the largest community and migrant health care systems in the country, and chair of the Governor's Interagency Council on Health Disparities. A graduate of the University of Washington School of Nursing, she has extensive experience in developing, overseeing and evaluating community programs serving low-income and other vulnerable populations. She will speak about "Health Equity and Leadership Opportunities in Community Context."

Ybarra's lecture is presented by the UW Tacoma Nursing Program and sponsored by the UW Tacoma Arts & Lectures Fund. For information, contact Kären Landenburger at (253) 692-4474 or karenl@u.washington.edu.

April 11, 2008