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Town Hall Meetings: Affordable Care Act
Join us for Affordable Healthcare Act Town Hall Meeting
Join us October 3, 2011 for the first in a series of town hall conversations, which will discuss key features of the Affordable Healthcare Law.

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Join us...
as we convene community leaders for a poignant conversation on affordable healthcare in order to create knowledgeable ambassadors.
Date: Monday, October 3, 2011 
Time: 5 - 8 p.m.
Place: Johnson C. Smith University
Grimes Building
100 Beatties Ford Road
Charlotte, NC 28216 
This Town Hall Conversation, the first of a series of town hall conversations, will highlight key features of the Affordable Healthcare Law including:
  • Key federal legislations Key legislations in North Carolina
  • How to access federal and state resources
We are honored to have Monique Bethel, PhD, NC Office of Minority Health & Health Disparities emcee the event.

5:00 - 5:30 p.m. Registration/reception
5:30 - 5:45 p.m.


  • Diane Bowles, Ph.D., Vice-President, Johnson C. Smith University
  • E. Wynn Mabry, MD, Health Director, Mecklenburg County Health Department
  • Barbara Pullen-Smith, MPH, Director, NC Office of Minority Health & Health Disparities/ NC Division of Public Health


Introduction of Speakers

5:45- 6:30 p.m. Mr. Anton J. Gunn, M.S.W., Director, Region IV, U.S. Dept. Health & Human Services
Keynote Address:  "The Affordable HealthCare Act :  It’s the Law”
6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Kimberly Alexander-Bratcher, MPH
NC Institute of Medicine
“What’s Happening in North Carolina”
7:00 - 7:30 p.m. Audience Feedback
7:30 - 8:00 p.m. Summary, Evaluation, Next Steps
  • Sylvia Flack, Ph.D-Winston- Salem State University
  • Rosie Tong- Ph.D- UNCC- Center for Ethics 
Closing Remarks

The Short and Long Term Objectives of these particular Town Hall Conversations are to:

  • Provide leadership in convening public-private partnerships to implement additional programs to increase community knowledge on current and proposed legislations (i.e. Health Insurance Exchange, Medicaid/Medicare, Provider Safety Net, Prevention & Wellness, etc)
  • Increase educational outreach activities to additional targeted populations (seniors, disabled,  uninsured, underserved populations, etc)
  • Increase knowledge of the uninsured and underserved on how to access healthcare resources

For more information, please contact Cheryl Emanuel, MS, CSAPC at 704-432-0216.

This program is funded by the NC Office of Minority & Health Disparities and the Mecklenburg County Health Department.



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