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Timely Topics: The State of Health and Healthcare in North Carolina

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Highland United Methodist Church

1901 Ridge Road

Raleigh, NC 27607

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This Timely Topic will explore the initiatives NC has undertaken to improve the health of North Carolinians and challenges.

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  • When: Thursday, April 30th at 12:00pm
  • Where: Highland United Methodist Church (1901 Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607)
  • Cost: FREE (Bring your own lunch; League will provide snacks and drinks)

This event is open to the public. League members are encouraged to bring friends!

This Timely Topic will explore the initiatives the state has undertaken to improve the health of North Carolinians as well as current challenges. Dr. Mandy Cohen was appointed to the role of Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in January 2017 by Governor Roy Cooper. Secretary Cohen and her team work tirelessly to improve the health, safety and well-being of all North Carolinians. DHHS has 17,000 employees and an annual budget of $20 billion serving as the home to NC Medicaid, Public Health, Mental Health/IDD/SUD, State Operated Hospitals and Facilities, Economic Services, Adult and Child Services, Early Childhood Education, Employment Services, and Health Services Regulation. Secretary Cohen and her team are focused on building a strong, efficient Medicaid program, improving early childhood health, safety and education and combating the opioid crisis.

Secretary Cohen is an internal medicine physician and has experience leading complex health organizations. Before coming to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, she was the Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Staff at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). She brings a deep understanding of health care to the state and has been responsible for implementing policies for Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program and the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace.

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What are my parking options at the event? Free on-site parking.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions? For questions, contact Marlene Wilson at marlene.wilson@gmail.com.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? Your printed ticket is appreciated but not necessary. We will have your name on a registration list when you check-in at the event.

Is it okay if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends? If you are unable to attend, you are welcome to give your ticket to someone else. Please let us know so that we can update the name on our registration list. Contact Marlene Wilson at marlene.wilson@gmail.com.

If my plans change, how do I cancel my free registration? If your plans have changed, and you can no longer attend the event, we would appreciate it if you would cancel your registration. It helps our volunteers when planning for the event. For information on how to cancel your registration, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articles/en_US/How_To/how-to-cancel-your-free-registration?lg=en_US.

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