National Health Law Program to Host Health Equity Event

National Health Law Program to Host Health Equity Event

HHS Director of Office for Civil Rights Jocelyn Samuels to Provide Remarks

WASHINGTON – While the Affordable Care Act is narrowing health disparities, much work remains to ensure all Americans have access to quality health care services. The National Health Law Program (NHeLP) will host an event on May 26 about the ongoing inequalities in health care and efforts needed to overcome them. The event will include introductory and opening remarks followed by a discussion between Daniel E. Dawes, author of 150 years of Obamacare, and Mara Youdelman, managing attorney of the NHeLP D.C. office.

WHO:

• Introduction: Elizabeth G. Taylor, Executive Director, NHeLP

• Opening remarks: Former U.S. Rep. Donna Christensen

• Opening remarks: Jocelyn Samuels, Director, Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Daniel E. Dawes, Author of 150 Years of Obamacare, and Executive Director, Health Policy and External Affairs, Morehouse School of Medicine

Mara Youdelman, Managing Attorney, Washington, DC office, NHeLP

WHEN: Thursday, May 26, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. EST

WHERE: Kaiser Family Foundation, Barbara Jordan Conference Center, 1330 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

The event is free. Reporters should RSVP to leaming@healthlaw.org. The public should register for the event here.

NHeLP, founded in 1969, advocates for the rights of low-income and underserved people to access quality health care.

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