Join us on February 26!
What Will it Take to End Racial Disparities in Health Care in Washington State?
Panel Discussion in Seattle’s Columbia City on Feb. 26
Insurance coverage alone can’t overcome the histories of neglect, poverty and discrimination that created poor health outcomes for people of color in Washington. Improved access to health care and environmental intervention – especially for low-income families – are critical.
The Affordable Care Act includes initiatives to fight racial and cultural disparities in health care, it’s up to Washington to put them to use.
Lead paint, cockroach infestations, mold, pesticides and a many other environmental contaminants have been linked to illness. Many environmental causes of illness can be addressed under Medicaid. Details are available in this new report.
Join us for a discussion of the problems, and recommendations on how we can assure that everyone in our state has access to fair and equitable health care, and to healthy lives.
- Aaron Katz, Principal lecturer, Health Services, University of Washington
- Gerald Hankerson, President, Seattle/King County NAACP
- Janet Varon, Executive Director, Northwest Health Law Advocates
- Rich Stolz, Executive Director, One America
- Sofia Aragon – Senior governmental affairs advisor for the Washington State Nurses Association
- Bill Daley, National Policy Director, Alliance for a Just Society, and author of the health disparities report.
Moderator: Jill Reese, Associate Director, Alliance for a Just Society.
When: Thursday, February 26, 2015
Time: 9:30 a.m. to noon
Where: The Commons, 3518 South Edmunds Street, Seattle WA 98118 (Columbia City neighborhood – take the Link light rail!)
Audience participation will be encouraged.
For more information: Bill Daley, Alliance for a Just Societybill@allianceforajustsociety.org
Or call (206) 568-5400
Alliance for a Just Society has produced pivotal reports for 20 years on state and national health issues including Medicaid, prescription drugs, and insurance industry practices.