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Bloggers, Ask the White House about #MinorityHealth …

Despite the progress we have made, racial and ethnic minorities still lag behind White Americans on many health fronts — and Minority Health Month is a time to raise awareness and come together to collectively take action, as this month’s theme suggests, Health Equity Can’t Wait. Act Now in Your CommUNITY!

As part of this month’s observance, the White House has invited bloggers and the community at large to participate in a National Town Hall Meeting today at 12:30pm EST. This event will be an interactive, open dialogue with stakeholder groups and bloggers to highlight what the health care law means for racial and ethnic communities.

If you are not in DC to go to the event, it can be viewed via live stream here on www.HealthJusticeCT:

 

 

WHAT: Minority Health Blogger Town Hall

WHEN: Tuesday, April 24th, 12:30pm to 2:00pm

WHERE: Join the conversation live on Twitter by following us at @healthjusticect and using the hashtag #MinorityHealth (Follow the live stream below)

THE PANEL:

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, Author, and Lifestyle Expert

Dr. Dirk Schroeder, Executive Vice President, Univision’s HolaDoctor

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

Follow the twitter conversation today, April 24th between the hours of 12:30pm to 2pm EST here:

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