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Wilma Alvarado-Little, MA, MSW, associate commissioner, New York State Department of Health, and director, Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities Prevention, will be the UMB President's Symposium speaker on Oct. 14 at 4 p.m. and share her knowledge and experience as it relates to improving health literacy within the public health system. 

Alvarado-Little joined the New York State Department of Health as associate commissioner and director of the department’s Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities Prevention in July 2017. She has focused on health equity issues from a linguistic and cultural perspective in addition to her interests in public policy, research, health literacy, and health disparities prevention. She has been instrumental in the development and implementation of hospital and clinic-based programs and is a health care interpreter and trainer with over 30 years’ experience in the health care field.

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