FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 2/28/2013
Councilmember Richard Conlin
City Council to examine health care disparities in King County
Local health officials to join Council brownbag forum
SEATTLE – Health care disparities, gaps in coverage for racial and ethnic minorities, the poor and other at-risk populations, exist for many in our region.
On Thursday, March 14, the Seattle City Council will convene a panel of speakers to examine the role of policy makers in eliminating these disparities, explore how to decrease disparities in a cost-effective way and consider the impact of the Affordable Care Act on uninsured adults in King County.
Members of the public are invited to attend the discussion and participate in a question and answer session.
WHAT: Health care disparities brownbag forum
WHEN: Thursday, March 14, noon – 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Council Chambers, second floor
Seattle City Council, 600 Fourth Ave
WHO: Seattle City Councilmembers
Tom Trumpeter, CEO of HealthPoint, a Community Health Center
Teresita Batayola, CEO International Community Health Services
Dr. Ben Danielson, Director of Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic
Dr. David Fleming, Director of Seattle-King County Public Health
For more information, including an event flier, visit www.seattle.gov/council. This forum discussion will be live-streamed on the Seattle Channel.