Office of Minority Health Town Hall: The Affordable Care Act in Your Community

Date: April 2, 2012
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location:  Show map Columbia Heights Educational Campus
3101 16th Street, NW
Washington , DC


April is National Minority Health Month


Health Equity Can’t Wait: Act Now in Your CommUNITY!


Come to discuss how the Affordable Care Act advances health equity in your community!


Keynote Speaker: Advancing Health Equity – The National Plan


By Dr. Howard K. Koh, Assistant Secretary for Health


Health Equity and the Offices of Minority Health


Q&A Panel with Directors from the HHS OMHs


Moderator:J. Nadine GraciaMD, MPH, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health (Acting)


Francis D. Chesley, Jr., MD, Director, Office of Extramural Research, Education, and Priority Populations, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Cara V. James, PhD, Director of Office of Minority Health, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services


Michelle Allender-Smith, MS, RN, Director, Office of Health Equity, Health Resources and Services Administration


John Ruffin, PhD, Director, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health (invited)


Larke N. Huang, PhD, Director, Office of Behavioral Health Equity, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration


Community Response: Implementation at the Grassroots Level


Moderator: Juliet K. Choi, JD, Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor, DHHS Office for Civil Rights




Community Education Group (CEG) – A. Toni Young, Executive Director
District of Columbia Primary Care Association – Sharon Baskerville, Chief Executive Officer


La Clínica del Pueblo – Alicia Wilson, Executive Director




Register here, for free.

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