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City Council to examine health care disparities in King County

City of Seattle

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.

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