For Immediate Release: October 8, 2014
What: Affordable Care Act and Community Health Seminar
When: Saturday, October 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Faith Deliverance Christian Center (1010 E. 26th Street, Norfolk, VA 23504)
Dr. Noel Manyindo, Senior Director, Community Health and Wellness (moderator)
Joanne Grossi, Regional Director, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for Region III
Dr. Heidi A. Kulberg, Health Director, Virginia Beach Department of Public Health
Senator Louise Lucas, Virginia District 18
Barbara Willis, CEO, Hampton Roads Community Health Center
Dr. Keith Newby, Sr., Fort Norfolk Cardiology
Norfolk, Va.—Virginia Organizing and other members of the Let’s Make A Difference Coalition will host an Affordable Care Act seminar on Saturday, October 11 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Faith Deliverance Christian Center to help community members understand their options for health care coverage and how to get involved in supporting community access to care through Medicaid expansion.
Virginia Organizing South Hampton Roads Chapter leader Winston Whitehurst believes this event is important for the community to better understand the benefits of access to health care and the greater need for everyone to have health insurance through Medicaid expansion.
“Lack of health insurance leaves vulnerable Virginians exposed to illnesses,” said Winston Whitehurst. “Virginia is in a position to provide outstanding preventive, acute and chronic health care service by expanding Medicaid—we have an opportunity to take care of Virginia citizens and make sure they are covered.”
The seminar will cover the topics of medical education and service delivery in Virginia, opportunities for community engagement in addressing local health care needs, best practices for caregivers and providers, outreach and enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace, and more.
The Let’s Make a Difference Coalition is a group of churches, faith-based organizations, and community service agencies.
To interview a spokesperson for the event, please contact Amanda Pohl at 804-337-1912 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virginia Organizing is a non-partisan statewide grassroots organization that brings people together to create a more just Virginia.