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    CBCF Annual Health and Wellness Luncheon “An Ounce of Prevention Beats a Pound of Cure” All-star lineup of speakers to include: Medical Pioneer Dr. Louis W. Sullivan, Dr. Regina Benjamin, 18th U.S. Surgeon General and Baseball Great Ken Griffey, Sr.

    Sep 2, 2016

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    WASHINGTON—The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) today announced that medical pioneer Dr. Louis W. Sullivan, Dr. Regina Benjamin, 18th U.S. Surgeon General and baseball great Ken Griffey, Sr. are part of this year’s all-star lineup for the CBCF’s 46th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC), Health and Wellness Luncheon “An Ounce of Prevention Beats a Pound of Cure.” Reps. Lacy Clay and Karen Bass are the 2016 honorary co-chairs for ALC.

     

    This year’s luncheon is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 14 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and will include two expert-led panels moderated by former member of Congress, Delegate Donna M. Christensen, M.D., that will focus on the importance of preventive care in the reduction of health disparities in African Americans. Panels will discuss best practices and evidence-based models that can help reduce racial disparities within African American subpopulations.

     

    “Despite the progress of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), persistent disparities in health care among African Americans continue to impact communities of color,” said CBCF president and CEO A. Shuanise Washington. “African Americans must know and understand their rights and benefits under the ACA in order to ensure equitable access to long term quality health care.”

     

    “Prevention is one of the cornerstones of medicine. It is important that we are proactive in the detection of disease and injury, because these efforts, combined with prevention, will significantly reduce health disparities,” said Louis W. Sullivan, M.D. former secretary, United States Department of Health and Human Services and chairman & chief executive officer, The Sullivan Alliance. “It is incumbent upon us to take responsibility for our health and that of our families and communities, so that we may live longer and healthier lives.”
     

    ALC ’16 Annual Health and Wellness Luncheon Agenda

    Keynote talk by Dr. Louis W. Sullivan

    Former Secretary, United States Department of Health & Human Services

    CEO & Chairman of The Sullivan Alliance

    The Sullivan Alliance to Transform the Health Professions, Inc.

    President Emeritus, Morehouse School of Medicine

     

    PANEL I

    Moderator/Facilitator:

    Delegate Donna M. Christensen, M.D.

    Former Member of Congress (VI) and Former Chair, CBC Health Braintrust

    United States House of Representatives

    Former Surgeon and Healthcare Clinician

     

    Regina M. Benjamin, M.D.

    18th Surgeon General of the United States and former Vice Admiral

    U.S. Commissioned Corps

     

    Ken Griffey, Sr.

    Former All-Star and World Series champion

    Cincinnati Reds Baseball Hall of Famer and Prostate Cancer Survivor

     

    Ebonee Rice

    National Director, Young American & Women’s Engagement

    Enroll America

     

    Dr. Michael O. Minor

    Senior Pastor, Oak Hill Baptist Church, Hernando, Mississippi

     

     

    PANEL II

    Moderator/Facilitator:

    Delegate Donna M. Christensen, M.D.

    Former Member of Congress (VI) and Former Chair, CBC Health Braintrust

    United States House of Representatives

    Former Surgeon and Healthcare Clinician

     

    Marjorie J. Hill, Ph.D.

    Chief Executive Officer

    Addabbo Health Center

     

    Edwin C. Chapman, M.D.

    Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Howard University Department of Psychiatry

     

    Shavon L. Arline-Bradley, MPH, MDiv

    Director, External Engagement

    Office of the US Surgeon General

    United States Department of Health & Human Services

     

    Chirlane McCray

    First Lady of New York

    THRIVE NYC, New York City

     

    Special Guest

    Cara James, Ph.D.

    Director, Office of Minority Health

    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

    United States Department of Health & Human Services

     

    Sponsors

    This year’s sponsors for the Health and Wellness luncheon are Quest Diagnostics, AstraZeneca, the Ohio Health Foundation and Merck.

     

    To register for the ALC, visit cbcfinc.org/alc. For media registration or if you are a member of the media seeking credentials to events for reporting purposes, please visit http://bit.ly/2bGo3Dr.

     

    ABOUT THE CBCF

    The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF), established in 1976, is a non-partisan, nonprofit, public policy, research and educational institute, committed to advancing the global black community by developing leaders, informing policy and educating the public.

     

    ABOUT ALC

    The ALC is the leading policy conference on issues impacting African Americans and the global black community. The conference features nearly 100 public policy forums on health, education, economic empowerment, the environment, and more. Signature events and features include the National Town Hall, Celebration of Leadership in Fine Arts, Community Breakfast and Health Fair, Gospel Extravaganza, Black Party, Prayer Breakfast, Exhibit Showcase, and the culminating event, the Phoenix Awards Dinner.

     
    This year’s theme, “Defining the Moment, Building the Movement,” will highlight social and political moments in American history that define the Congressional Black Caucus and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.

     
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