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The Health Crisis in Underserved Communities

Significant Progress and Challenges Yet Ahead: A Time for Action

Almost two-thirds of the most economically vulnerable Californians, who are uninsured and in public programs, are people of color. Join New America's California Asset Building Program and the Latino Community Development Foundation for a summit exploring the challenges and opportunities that the implementation of the Affordable Care Act holds for underserved communities in California.

The Affordable Care Act presents numerous policies to improve both the health and financial security of this population...from streamlined eligibility for either Medi-Cal or health benefit exchanges, provisions that will reduce the likelihood of incurring medical debt, and prevention and wellness programs that will encourage better health and reduce costly trips to the emergency room.   

This conference brought together the Senate, Assembly, Black and Latino Caucuses, and other key players to discuss how the progress, challenges, and community action opportunities of health care reform can also lead to the financial empowerment of vulnerable Californians.

Agenda

2:00 pm - WELCOME

Joe Coto, Former Chair, Latino Legislative Caucus

 

2:10 pm - OPENING REMARKS 

Hon. Bill Monning (D-Carmel), Chair, Assembly Health Committee

 

2:40 pm - PANEL I: SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS ACHIEVED

Hon. Bonnie Lowenthal(D- Long Beach), Chair, Assembly TransportationCommittee

Dr. Gabriel Halperin, East LA Wound Clinic

Dr. Greg Talavera, San Ysidro Health Center

Jean Nudelman, Kaiser Permanente Northern 


3:40 pm - PANEL II: CHALLENGES YET AHEAD

Hon. Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina), Chair, Senate Health Committee

David Hayes-Bautista, Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture, UCLA

Diana Dooley, Secretary, California Health and Human Services

Carla Saporta, Greenlining Institute

Patty Cooper, California BioTech Foundation 

 

4:40 pm - PANEL III: COMMUNITY ACTION  (VIDEO)

Hon. Warren Furutani, Chair, Asian Pacific Islander Caucus

Hon. Sandre Swanson (D-Alameda), Chair Emeritus, Black Caucus

Leif Haase, New America Foundation

Sandra Perez, Office of Patient Advocate  

 

5:40 pm - RECEPTION AND KEYNOTES

Joe Coto, Former Chair, Latino Legislative Caucus

Hon. Gil Cedillo (D-Los Angeles) 

Hon. Rod Wright (D-Inglewood)

Event Time and Location

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Sheraton Grand Hotel
1230 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814