“Hispanic Families at Risk: The New Economy, Work, and the Welfare State"

Start: Thursday, December 3, 2009 - 5:30 am

End: Thursday, December 3, 2009 - 7:00 am

UNM Student Union Building Acoma A&B



Ronald J. Angel received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1981. His research interests focus on social welfare systems, retirement, and health care access and use among Hispanics and other minority populations. His work, which has been published in numerous books and journal articles, demonstrates the complex interaction of socioeconomic status and cultural and other social factors in determining individuals’ and communities’ opportunities for social advancement and exposure to health risks. Foster understanding of the implications of such patterns for health care coverage and retirement security

Consider how lack of education is a major source of disadvantage, particularly among Mexican-origin workers, resulting in a lack of collective material, political, and social capital

RWJF Center for Health Policy http://healthpolicy.unm.edu for further information.


The University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Office of Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Office of Continuing Medical Education designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Accreditation:

This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours by the University of New Mexico Office of Continuing Medical Education, an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New Mexico Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Per the criteria for approval from the New Mexico Nurses Association, participants who are requesting nursing credit must attend the entire lecture to obtain the certificate of credit.

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The RWJF Center for Health Policy is the only health policy center dedicated to increasing the number of leaders from Latino and American Indian communities helping to shape the future of our nation’s health and health care. A collaboration of the University of New Mexico and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the RWJF Center for Health Policy focuses on inserting the perspectives of Latino, American Indian, and other underrepresented groups into the most pressing health policy debates today. Visit


Encourage reflection on the implications of such phenomena for policy and interventions aimed at increasing the well-being of Hispanics and other disadvantaged groups



This presentation will

 Examine historical and structural factors that shape employment patterns for minorities in the United States, especially among Hispanics