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2023 Conference Sponsorship: Tier 1 (Helen Rodríguez Trías)

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The Helen Rodríguez Trías Sponsor ($500) Includes four conference registrations and meals. Will be announced as the presenting sponsor of two keynote speakers. Will be listed on the virtual and printed promotional material and named as the presenting sponsor of one of two Keynote Speakers. Includes a table and two chairs in the exhibit hall close to refreshments and poster presentations. About the namesake, Helen Rodríguez Trías: Helen Rodríguez Trías (1929 - 2001) was an American pediatrician, educator and women's rights activist. She was the first Latina president of the American Public Health Association (APHA) and a founding member of the Women's Caucus and the Hispanic Caucus of APHA. She is credited with helping to expand the range of public health services for women and children in minority and low-income populations around the world. During her residency at the University Hospital in San Juan, she established the first center for the care of newborn babies in Puerto Rico. The hospital's death rate for newborns decreased 50 percent within three years. She helped establish guidelines for consent before sterilization, and worked as the Medical Director of the New York Department of Health's AIDS Institute. In 2001, President Bill Clinton awarded Dr. Rodríguez Trías with the Presidential Citizen's Medal, the second-highest civilian award in the United States, for her work on behalf of women, children, people with HIV and AIDS, and poor people.

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