Dancing Hotdogs GOES TO WASHINGTON, D.C.! #MinorityHealth


I have been honored with the opportunity to attend a Minority Health Blogger Town Hall at the White House on April 24, 2012.

I am so excited to be involved in this interactive discussion because I am a Political Science major (yay I will finally use that degree!) plus this topic is very close to my heart.

The following members of President Obama’s Administration will be in attendance:

Cecilia Munoz, Director of Domestic Policy Council, The White House

Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary, US Department of Health & Human Services

Dr. Regina Benjamin, Surgeon General, US Department of Health & Human Services

Dr. J. Nadine Gracia, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health & Director of the Office of Minority Health, US Department of Health and Human Services

Mayra Alvarez, Director of Public Health Policy, Office of Health Reform, US Department of Health & Human Services

B. Smith, Iconic Restaurateur and Healthy Lifestyle Advocate

Dr. Tyeese Gaines, Health Editor, NBC News’ theGrio.com

Dr. Dirk Schroeder, Executive Vice President, Univision Salud con HolaDoctor

As part of this Town Hall we will be discussing health care law, the Affordable Care Act and what it means for racial and ethnic minorities.

It is not often that Latinos, African Americans, Asians or any other minority has the chance to have their voices heard and questions answered by the very people who are the decision and policy makers.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and White House are encouraging members of the online community to submit questions.

So PLEASE leave me a comment with any comments or questions. 

Or if you are on twitter use hashtag #MinorityHealth.

The event will begin at 12:30 p.m. with opening remarks, followed by a question and answer period.  The Townhall is in-person and on the record. It will also be live streamed via www.whitehouse.gov/live  and www.hhs.gov/live
Disclosure: I was invited by the HHS and White House to attend this event but was not compensated just want to be part of the conversation.

About Divina Rodriguez

Divina is a wife, a Mami of two boys under the age of eight and a full fledged social media butterfly with a Masters in Communications. She writes along with her husband, Eddy, about entertainment, technology, family products as well as their life in CT. In addition to DancingHotdogs.com, Divina unlocks the magic on http://www.TheDisneyFiles.com and is president of Brillante Media, LLC, a strategic communication and new media consulting firm that helps businesses grow by leveraging the best in digital for return on investments.

  • http://twitter.com/mommypalooza Candy Tai

    What an awesome experience! I’d like to know what (if any) programs are or will be in place to help educate minority children about the risks and behaviors that could lead to them getting Diabetes? So many minority families (including children) are affected by Diabetes but our kids don’t get the facts until it’s usually too late and they’ve developed poor lifestyle habits.

    Can’t wait to hear more about the summit!

  • http://twitter.com/LaliQuin AutismWonderland

    What an amazing opportunity!  I guess my question is – 

    With all the budget cuts to special education services – how can parents ensure that their child will recieve the appropriate therapies – Speech, Occupational, ABA etc.?

  • Jennifer Rees

    That’s awesome!!

  • crazedmom

    Good Luck and big success