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.