Community Leaders Host News Conference To Kick Off Care Harbor LA Massive...

Community Leaders Host News Conference To Kick Off Care Harbor LA Massive Free Health Clinic

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LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ —

WHAT:

Today, there are an estimated 750,000 uninsured residents in L.A. County, according to a 2015 Community Health Assessment conducted by the L.A. County Department of Public Health. Although, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has provided healthcare for many, it is clear there is still an immense need for access to quality, low-cost care. Given the uncertainty surrounding the future of the ACA and what impact it will have on the healthcare landscape in L.A. County, community leaders and healthcare stakeholders are hosting a press conference to kick off this year’s Care Harbor LA massive free clinic and discuss what organizations such as Care Harbor are doing to help the most vulnerable populations in the County.

WHO:

Don Manelli, President and Founder, Care Harbor

Board Chairman Mark Ridley-Thomas, L.A. County Supervisor, 2nd District

Mark Gamble, Board of Governors Chairperson, L.A. Care Health Plan

Natalie Nevins, D.O., Medical Director, Care Harbor

William Keh, CEO, Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation

WHEN:

Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017  |  9 a.m.

Clinic opens Friday, Jan. 20 through Sunday, Jan. 22 | 6:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day

WHERE:

The Reef Event Center

1933 S. Broadway

Los Angeles, CA  90007

VISUALS & INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES

News Conference

New and returning patients with unique stories

Care Harbor clinic set-up

Care Harbor executives and supporters available for interviews

 

Clinic

Volunteers, including physicians, dentists and medical students

Patients lining up for care

Patients accessing medical services

Partners sharing preventive health literature with patients

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Jackie Aker | Care Harbor | j.aker@careharbor.org

Brenda de Alba | Edelman | 323.761.6603 | brenda.dealba@edelman.com

NOTE TO MEDIA:

 

To attend the press conference and/or gain access to the clinic, you must register in advance at www.careharbor.org/contact.

 

For access to the clinic, all media must check in at the Press Room, located in the main entrance of The Reef.

 

Community Leaders Host News Conference To Kick Off Care Harbor LA Massive Free Health Clinic