ADVISORY: Congressional Tri-Caucus to Introduce 2016 Health Equity and Accountability Act

June 13 2016

WASHINGTON, DC (June 15, 2016) Introduction of the 2016 Health Equity and Accountability Act (HEAA), a comprehensive, broadly-supported legislation to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in health care access and outcomes. Opening remarks on HEAA will be followed by a policy briefing detailing key aspects of the legislation.

 

WHO:  Congresswoman Robin Kelly, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust; Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham, chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Health Task Force; Congresswoman Barbara Lee, co-chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Health Taskforce; Congressman G. K. Butterfield, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus; Congresswoman Linda Sanchez, chairwoman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus; Congresswoman Judy Chu, chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus; and Marc H. Morial, President and CEO, National Urban League

 

WHEN:  Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.

 

WHERE:  421 Cannon House Office Building

 

PANEL PARTICIPANTS:  Daniel Dawes, Panel Moderator and Executive Director of Health Policy and External Affairs, Morehouse School of Medicine; Marc H. Morial, President and CEO, National Urban League; Kathy Ko Chin, President and CEO, Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum;  Barbara L. Kornblau, JD, OTR/L, Founder and CEO, Coalition for Disability Health Equity; and Ann Marie Benitez, Senior Director, Government Relations, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health

 

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Contact: K. Kim Atterbury | katterbury@nul.org | (202) 629-5750