Upcoming Webinars

September 25 from 10AM – 11:30AM

Intersection of Maternal Physical and Mental Health in the Latinx Community



Join us for this free webinar! In this presentation, I will share current demographics and information about health behaviors of North Carolina Hispanic individuals of childbearing age. We will discuss the Hispanic Paradox and documented findings that Hispanic women have better pregnancy, birth outcomes and mental wellness than whites, despite facing worse socioeconomic barriers, lower educational achievement, lack of access to medical care and perceived racism. I will emphasize the benefits of engaging community health workers in the aim to destigmatize mental health awareness and accessing care. Find out more about our network and stay connected at https://la-mesita.mn.co/!

Learning Objectives:

Participants will:

  • Identify current demographics of the NC Hispanic population
  • Describe NC Hispanic women’s preconception health and outcomes
  • Explain the application of the Hispanic Paradox in pregnancy, birth outcomes and mental health
  • Recognize how to engage Community Health Workers as a strategy to further destigmatize mental health amongst Hispanics in NC



Rocio Anderson is a bilingual and bicultural seasoned program delivery, education, and outreach initiatives expert with 17 years of experience. Rocio has served in leadership roles to build capacity and culturally and linguistically appropriate services in urban and rural areas of NC. Rocio has partnered with several organizations at the local, state and national level to address health disparities and inequalities.
Rocio was recently appointed by Governor Cooper to serve as part of his Advisory Council on Hispanic/Latino Affairs and she also received the “Diamante Latino Award in Health in Science” in 2019. While honored to have received both, she recognizes that these represent a charge and responsibility to further the efforts of organizations such as the El Futuro to improve the current and inevitable poor outcomes of health of migrant individuals and families in North Carolina.


This webinar will provide Contact Hours, CEUs (Continuing Education Units), AMA PRA Category 1 Credit and Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists for participants that view the whole webinar (not call-in only) and complete the post-webinar feedback survey.  No partial credit offered.

This program does not offer NBCC credits. However, per LCMHC guidelines, LCMHCs licensed in North Carolina may submit up to 15.0 contact hours of continuing education credit per renewal period, through attending programs by affiliates of the National Area Health Education Center Organization (NAO).

Participants should confirm continuing education credit information for licensure requirements with their state licensing board(s). If you need any additional information about this webinar for your licensure, please reach out to Megan Robertson at mrobertson@elfuturo-nc.org.



Register for this webinar by filling out the short form through the button below. You’ll receive an email confirmation from Zoom that contains a link to join the webinar at the bottom. If you’d like to receive Continuing Education credit, please also register with the Greensboro AHEC link provided in the Zoom confirmation email before the start of the webinar.

Fees & Refunds:

These webinars have been graciously funded by the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust and The Duke Endowment so there is no cost to join and no refunds are distributed.

Cancellation Policy:

In the event of a cancellation, we will provide notification as soon as possible so participants can adjust their schedule accordingly. Participants that need to cancel may choose to do so at anytime but will not receive a Certificate of Completion.

The fine print:

Please contact Megan Robertson at mrobertson@elfuturo-nc.org if you have a concern or complaint you’d like to share regarding La Mesita. While we do not promise any outcomes, the individual will receive a response with the teams’ considerations and decision within two weeks time.
Please keep patient information de-identified at all times during the webinars.
Please reach out to Megan Robertson at mrobertson@elfuturo-nc.org to let us know if you need disability accommodations.

Thank you to The Duke Endowment, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, North Carolina Area Health Education Centers (NC AHEC), and the Duke University Health System for their support of La Mesita: Latinx Mental Health Provider Network.