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[BRIEFING] Black Women's Health: Where Do We Go From Here

  • 268 Capitol Visitor Center (map)

This panel discussion will provide the current state of Black women’s health and the impact of current health policies. Specifically, the conversation will center around the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the various repeal efforts. Specifically, the conversation will include discussions on:

  • the ways ACA has improved the health of Black women

  • the harms that could result from a repeal of the ACA

  • the importance of civic engagement in Black women’s health

We aim to make this an ongoing conversation about the need to address the impact of policy on Black women’s health as a whole, as well as how Black women’s health can be a part of the conversation when developing policies. This briefing features several stakeholders in the health care reform debate, from consumers to policy experts to health plans and hospital systems. This event is open to Members of Congress, congressional staff, and the general public.

Introductory Remarks: Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (D-NY 09)

Brief Remarks: Michele Jawando, Vice President, Legal Progress, Center for American Progress

Moderator: Linda Goler Blount, President & CEO, Black Women’s Health Imperative

Panelists:

  • Munira Gunja, Senior Researcher, Health Care Coverage and Access, The Commonwealth Fund

  • Dr. Marcia Edmond-Bucknor, Assistant Professor/Medical Director, Dept. of Family Medicine-Family HealthServices, SUNY Downstate

  • Jamila Taylor, Senior Fellow, Women’s Health, Center for American Progress

  • Gessie Thompson, CEO, Hope Beyond Fibroids

  • Chioma Oruhs, Ph.D., Early Childhood Education Policy Consultant

  • Ethel Bryant, Healthcare Advocate