BROOKLYN CONGREGATIONS UNITED, LFHC & COMMUNITY LEADERS MARK ANNIVERSARY OF AFFORDABLE CARE ACT
Friday, March 18, 2011
BROOKLYN CONGREGATIONS UNITED, LUTHERAN FAMILY HEALTH CENTERS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS MARK ANNIVERSARY OF AFFORDABLE CARE ACT
Guest speakers include Caya Lewis, Chief of Staff, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez
WHO/WHAT: To commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Brooklyn Congregations United (BCU) and Lutheran Family Health Centers will highlight the critical role primary care, community health centers and safety net hospitals play in the future of health in New York and to make sure the gaps between access and care are successfully bridged.
This event is one of ten public events organized by faith-based organizations associated with the PICO National Network, an alliance of 1,000 congregations helping families improve their communities, as part of their "Bring Health Reform Home" campaign.
· Reverend David Rommereim, Chair, Lutheran Augustana Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation, and BCU Vice-Chair (emcee)
· The Honorable Nydia Velazquez, Congresswoman
· Caya Lewis, Chief of Staff, CMS
· Rev. Dr. Samuel Fook Wong, President Sunset Park Health Council
· Larry K. McReynolds, Executive Director, Lutheran Family Health Centers
· ACA beneficiaries and patients on successes/issues in accessing care
WHEN: Tuesday March 22, 10 a.m.
WHERE: Sunset Park Family Health Center (main lobby waiting area), 5610 2nd Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11220
NOTE: Members of the media are invited to attend and should contact: Margaret Hughes, BCU, 646-239-4552, firstname.lastname@example.org or Neal Gorman, Lutheran HealthCare, 718-630-8316, email@example.com.
Brooklyn Congregations United (BCU) is a multi-faith, multi-ethnic community-based organization, developing powerful grassroots leaders. These leaders work to build strong relational networks within and among congregations to transform conditions for families in Brooklyn. Accomplishments range from improving local transportation services, strengthening consumer protection laws against unscrupulous notaries serving immigrants to winning passage of the Affordable Care Act and a one billion dollar fund for unemployed homeowners. BCU is a member of PICO National Network, comprising 1,000 member congregations in 17 states. Together, BCU and PICO work to bring positive change to communities.
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