Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA):
Monday, March 17, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM (CDT)
Walter Davis is the Executive Director of the Tennessee Health Care Campaign (THCC). THCC was founded in 1989 and has been a leading advocate for accessible and affordable health care for all Tennesseans. Prior to taking the THCC position, he was the Executive Director of the National Organizers Alliance based in Washington, D.C. From 1988 until 2007, he worked for the Southern Empowerment Project (SEP), Maryville, Tennessee, training hundreds of community organizers and leaders of grassroots organizations throughout the Southeast. From 2004-2007, he was SEP Executive Director. In the book Transforming Places: Lessons from Appalachia (University of Illinois Press, 2012), he co-authored a chapter on the SEP experience of community-based training in organizing, fundraising, organizational development and overcoming obstacles of oppression. Davis is affiliated with the Roadmap Consulting team.
As a Legal Services attorney for 23 years, Gordon Bonnyman, Jr. represented thousands of low-income clients in a wide variety of civil matters. He earned a national reputation for his expertise in health policy. His advocacy work in housing, consumer, public benefits, disability rights, nursing home reform, juvenile procedure, civil rights, constitutional rights and health law not only changed the law in significant ways, but also changed lives throughout the nation. In 2007, Mr. Bonnyman was honored with the War Horse Award by the Southern Trial Lawyers Association.
Parking is available on the streets around the Boling Center. As the university has resumed classes, allow time to find parking. This event is also offered as a live webinar through Adobe Connect. To participate in the live webinar, register online and then contact Elizabeth Bishop email@example.com or 901-448-3127 for a link to this session. Learning Objectives:
Through participation in this workshop, participants will:
- Discuss the basics of the ACA
- Distinguish between myth and reality of ACA implementation
- Identify critical issues for families
- Discuss options for those who are left behind still needing coverage
- Identify what gaps exist in health care in Tennessee beyond ACA
- Identify threats to coverage of current TennCare enrollees
When & Where
University of Tennessee Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities
The Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities (BCDD) is an interdisciplinary program that supports children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families through training, service, applied research, information dissemination, planning, and policy development. BCDD is part of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) network.