The National Coalition for LGBT Health

The National Coalition for LGBT Health leads two major DC events in commemoration of National LGBT Health Awareness Week.
Tuesday, March 27, 1:00-2:00 pm EST: The Coalition, with CenterLink* and the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA)*, will sponsor a conference call with Health Resources Services Administrator Dr. Mary Wakerfield on Tuesday, March 27 at 1:00 p.m. EDT. Dr. Wakefield will offer a few brief opening remarks and will then take questions from callers. All are welcome to participate.  No RSVP is required.
To join the call, please call (530) 881-1300 – Access Code: 818207
Wednesday, March 28: The Coalition – in partnership with the Family Equality Council, Center for American Progress, Human Rights Campaign (HRC)* and GLMA – will hold Congressional briefings on the health and well-being of LGBT Families on Wednesday, March 28. The Senate-side briefing is scheduled at 11 am and the House-side briefing at 2 pm.  The briefing will be led by a panel composed of M. V. Lee Badgett, Research Director, The Williams Institiute; Desi Bailey, MD, Hospital Chief of Staff at Group Health Cooperative, and GLMA President; Joseph Jefferson, Senior Policy Associate, The National Coalition for LGBT Health; Emily Hecht-McGowan, Director of Public Policy, Family Equality Council; Naz Meftah; and Brian Moulton, Legal Director, Human Rights Campaign.  Please contact Senior Policy Associate Joseph Jefferson for more information about these events.

Click here for briefing background and details
. (Reservations are not required, so please feel free to attend one or both briefings.)

RSVP now for “Learn Your Power: How the Affordable Care Act Helps LGBT Americans”: a discussion on how the health care reform law benefits the LGBT community.
On Thursday, 3/22,  The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force* and the Center for American Progress are marking the second anniversary of the federal health care reform law by spotlighting its impact on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and their families. The groups are holding a March 22 webinar, Learn Your Power: How the Affordable Care Act Helps LGBT Americans, with representatives from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and One Colorado, Colorado’s statewide LGBT equality organization, to address this critical issue.
Please join Mayra Alvarez, Director of Public Health Policy in the Office of Health Reform at HHS; Darlene Nipper, Deputy Executive Director at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force; Kellan Baker, Health Policy Analyst at the Center for American Progress; and Brad Clark, Executive Director at One Colorado, to discuss how the LGBT community can best utilize the benefits offered by the new health care reform law.

Thursday, March 22, 2012
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT
Please register for the free webinar here.

*  Members of The National Coalition for LGBT Health

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