WHAT: The California Black Health Network (CBHN) will host a Health Equity Forum on January 18 featuring Alice Chen, MD, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) at Covered California, for a discussion and listening session focused on, “Covered California and the Black Community.” Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide direct feedback to Covered California on how it can better address access to health coverage and the healthcare needs of Black Californians.
WHY: An estimated 1.1 million Californians are currently uninsured and eligible for financial help, with the vast majority able to receive coverage at no cost through either Covered California or Medi-Cal. Californians should have access to the high-quality healthcare they need to lead long and healthy lives. Covered California and CBHN are inviting Black Californians to the virtual table to voice their questions and concerns, as it directly relates to their healthcare, and to take part in a conversation focused on closing significant health equity gaps.
WHEN: Tuesday, January 18, 2022
12:00 PM PST
WHERE: Zoom link provided upon registration
WHO: Alice Chen, MD, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) at Covered California, the state’s health insurance marketplace, which actively works to ensure that Californians can find affordable, high-quality coverage. In her role as CMO, Dr. Chen is responsible for health care strategy focused on quality, equity, and delivery system transformation with the goal of improving access and outcomes for all Californians.
About California Black Health Network
The California Black Health Network (CBHN) is the voice and trusted resource for Black health equity in California. Founded in 1983, CBHN is the only, Black-led organization dedicated to advocating for health equity for all African Americans and Black Immigrants in California. Connect with CBHN:
CONTACT: Megan Yee (916) 214-1669 [email protected]