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Seattle City Council
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: City Council to examine health care disparities in King County
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
2/28/2013  2:50:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Elaine Ko, Councilmember Conlin's office, 206-684-8805

Dana Robinson Slote  (206) 615-0061


Councilmember Richard Conlin

City Council to examine health care disparities in King County 
Local health officials to join Council brownbag forum

SEATTLE - Health care disparities, gaps in coverage for racial and ethnic minorities, the poor and other at-risk populations, exist for many in our region.

On Thursday, March 14, the Seattle City Council will convene a panel of speakers to examine the role of policy makers in eliminating these disparities, explore how to decrease disparities in a cost-effective way and consider the impact of the Affordable Care Act on uninsured adults in King County.

Members of the public are invited to attend the discussion and participate in a question and answer session. 

WHAT:           Health care disparities brownbag forum

WHEN:          Thursday, March 14, noon - 1:30 p.m.

WHERE:        Council Chambers, second floor
                       Seattle City Council, 600 Fourth Ave

WHO:             Seattle City Councilmembers
                       Tom Trumpeter, CEO of HealthPoint, a Community Health Center
                       Teresita Batayola, CEO International Community Health Services
                       Dr. Ben Danielson, Director of Odessa Brown Children's Clinic
                       Dr. David Fleming, Director of Seattle-King County Public Health

For more information, including an event flier, visit www.seattle.gov/council. This forum discussion will be live-streamed on the Seattle Channel.

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