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Health Access 30th Anniversary Celebration Symposium & Reception
Tue, December 13, 2016, 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM PST
Full symposium agenda available below!
Due to an incredible response, we are currently SOLD OUT. Thank you!
Join Health Access as we celebrate 30 years of advocating for all Californians! The symposium will feature panels of policy experts and health advocates followed by a reception.
For thirty years, Health Access has been a leading voice for health care consumers; working for and winning health reforms to expand and secure coverage, win patient protections and keep the health industry accountable; lower costs and improve quality and equity, and encourage a healthier California.
To spotlight these coalition efforts and launch future initiatives, Health Access will hold a thirtieth anniversary celebration on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, at The Citizen Hotel in Sacramento. This two-part event will include a symposium and discussion from 1:00-5:00pm, to lay out next steps for California health advocates - well-timed right after a consequential election that will shape our work for the next several years.
Questions? Contact Tamara Torlakson for more details: (916) 508-2142 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Symposium Agenda 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Reception to follow from 5:00 - 7:00 PM with a hosted bar and appetizers!
1:00 – 1:45 PM:
Joan Pirkle Smith, Chair, Health Access California Board of Directors
Anthony Wright, Executive Director, Health Access California and Health Access Foundation
The Honorable Senator Dr. Ed Hernández, O.D., Chair, Senate Health Committee
The Honorable Senator Ricardo Lara, Chair, Senate Appropriations Committee
1:45 – 3:00 PM:
Panel Discussion followed by Audience Q&A
The New Context: Protecting and Ensuring Access & Affordability
Moderator: Tam Ma, Legal and Policy Director, Health Access
Alma Hernández, Executive Director, SEIU State Council
Dr. Sandra R. Hernández, President & CEO, California Health Care Foundation
Edwin Park, Vice President for Health Policy, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Amanda Wallner, Director, California LGBT Health & Human Services Network
3:15 – 3:45 PM
Marty Lynch, Chair, Health Access Foundation Board of Directors
Secretary Diana S. Dooley, California Health and Human Services Agency
3:45 – 5:00 PM
Panel Discussion followed by Audience Q&A:
Defense and Offense: Protecting Consumers & Advancing a Healthier and Equitable California
Moderator: Daniel Zingale, Senior Vice President of Healthy California, The California Endowment
Peter Lee, Executive Director, Covered California
Sarah de Guia, Executive Director, California Pan-Ethnic Health Network
Sara Flocks, Policy Coordinator, California Labor Federation
Ronald Coleman, Government Affairs Manager, California Immigrant Policy Center