Dr. Martínez Rogers discusses ‘fiscal cliff’ at White House
By Rosanne Fohn
Norma Martínez Rogers, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, is one of a group of leaders from the Latino community invited to come to the White House Nov. 19 to attend a working meeting on resolving the “fiscal cliff” in a balanced way.
Dr. Martínez Rogers is a clinical professor of family and community health systems in the School of Nursing at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
“There were 35 Latinos present,” Dr. Martínez Rogers said. “I was the only nurse and the only academician. Roberto Rodriguez, special assistant to the president on education policy, discussed the importance of educating Latinos about the fiscal cliff. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss how we as Latinos can raise awareness and action around avoiding the fiscal cliff.
“As a group, we developed strategies for creating and supporting local actions on the fiscal cliff and taxes. We discussed the impact of the fiscal cliff to education and health care,” she added.
Advocate for higher education
“We also asked for more funding for higher education institutions and an increase in federal funding for programs that help Latinos complete higher education in health professions so we can better support the Affordable Care Act,” Dr. Martínez Rogers said.
Dr. Martínez Rogers is a national figure representing Hispanics, nurses and health care.
Among her activities at the UT Health Science Center, Dr. Martínez Rogers:
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