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Minority Blogger Town Hall

Please join us for a
Minority Health Blogger Townhall
Tuesday, April 24th, 2012
The White House

As part of our observation of National Minority Health month, we would like to invite you to participate in a live in-person Minority Health Blogger Townhall on Tuesday, April 24th at 12:30 p.m. at the White House.  The event will be an interactive, open dialogue with stakeholder groups and bloggers to highlight what the health care law, the Affordable Care Act, means for racial and ethnic minorities. We will also discuss racial and ethnic heath disparities and how the Administration is addressing these disparities.

WHEN:                 Tuesday, April 24th, 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

WHERE:               Eisenhower Executive Office Building (EEOB), South Court Auditorium (please be sure to arrive NO Later than 12:00PM EST at the south west gate on 17th St and State Place NW)

WHO:                  

Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary, US Department of Health & Human Services

Dr. Regina Benjamin, Surgeon General, US Department of Health & Human Services

Dr. 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

The event will begin at 12:30 pm 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. You are welcome to embed and cross-promote the stream on your own networks.

We ask that you come prepared with questions to ask the panelists, and we encourage you to put a call for questions out to your online community and promote the Townhall in advance.  We will be using the hashtag #MinorityHealth. Also, please note that internet access is not guaranteed in the auditorium.

You should plan to be at the White House from approximately 12:00 pm ET to approximately 2:00 pm ET.  You will receive further details on arrival information and schedule upon receipt of security information and RSVP.

To RSVP for the Townhall, please email your phone number and fill out the attached security clearance to externalaffairs@hhs.gov as soon as possible, but no later than 12:00 p.m. EST on Friday April 20th, 2012.  RSVPs received after 12:00 p.m. EST on April, 20th will NOT be eligible to attend the Townhall event.

We look forward to hearing from you, and having you participate!  Please follow-up if you have any questions.

Monique Scott

Office of External Affairs

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

150 S. Independence Mall West, Suite 216

Philadelphia, PA 19106

Phone: (215) 861-4508

Fax: (443) 380-5751

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