Advocacy Update
The 2014 CBC Spring Health Braintrust & NMQF Leadership Summit
The National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF) and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc., in cooperation with the Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust are hosting a joint event on April 28-29, 2014 at the Ritz Carlton in Washington, D.C.: the NMQF 11th Annual Health Disparities Leadership Summit and the 2014 CBC Spring Health Braintrust.

"Day 2" of this great event is when the 2014 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. Spring Health Braintrust will occur - Tuesday, April 29, at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, 1150 22nd Street NW, Washington, DC. Dr. Alison Riddle-Fletcher, President, National Dental Association will be featured on panel discussing the successes and challenges of African American health providers, as well as exploring short- and long-term solutions. 

NDA members who are interested and available are invited to register via the link below. For our convenience, an agenda overview, registration procedures, and general information for the 2014 CBC Spring Health Braintrust is provided below. It is imperative that our voices be heard regarding the significant role of oral health and oral health practitioners in overall health, health equity, and access to care.
2014 CBC Spring Health Braintrust Agenda
Health Equity Now!: The Progress That's Been Made and the Work That Remains
7:00am - 8:30am
Registration & Continental Breakfast Buffet
8:30am - 9:00am
Welcome Remarks and Greetings
Congresswoman Donna Christensen, Dr. Gary Puckrein, and other members of Congress
9:00am - 9:30am
Special Morning Presentation: Who Are "The Haves" and "The Have Nots"?: An Analysis of African American Health and the ACA, and Other Social Determinants of Health by Zip Code
Dr. Gary Puckrein, President and CEO, NMQF
9:30am - 10:45am
Session I: Lock Up or Lock Down?: Why and How We Can and Should Improve Mental Health Care in America
Dr. Karen Francis, Dr. Katherine Marshall Woods, Dr. Gloria Wilder, Ms. Kai Wilder
10:45am - 11:45am
Session II: The Forgotten Americans: How the ACA Treats the Individuals in the U.S. Territories
Congresswoman Donna Christensen, Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo, Congressman Eni F. H. Faleomavaega, Congressman Gregio Kilili Camacho Sablan, Senator Clarence Payne
11:45am - 12:30pm
Session III: What the ACA Will Mean to Jail and Prison Health and the Health and Wellness of Ex-Offenders
Ms. Maeghan Gilmore, Dr. Asher Turney, Dr. Kenneth Williams, Dr. Noel Manyindo
12:45pm - 2:30pm
The CBC Health Braintrust Luncheon Presentation and the 2014 CBC Health Braintrust Leadership Awards Ceremony
Pastor Raymond Jetson, Mr. Daniel Dawes, Dr. Brian Smedley, Dr. Garth Graham
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Session IV: Saving Our African American Health Providers
Dr. Joia Crear-Perry, Reverend Deidre Walton, Dr. Alison Riddle-Fletcher
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Closing Remarks and Final Q&A Session
Congresswoman Donna Christensen
NMQF / CBC Health Braintrust Reception
The 2014 Leadership Awards Dinner
How Do I Register?
Please click the registration link to access the CBC Spring Health Braintrust registration page, and follow the stated instructions.
How Much Does It Cost?
The general admission fee is $425.00. This fee includes all sessions and events on April 28-29, 2014, including receptions, awards luncheons, and open seating at the black tie Leadership Awards Dinner (subject to availability).
How Do I Reserve A Room?
NMQF has reserved a block of rooms at the Ritz Carlton, Washington DC, at the special room rate of $340 per night plus tax. All reservations must be secured via the CBC Registration Page website to receive the discounted rate.

Please contact Gretchen C. Wartman of the National Minority Quality Forum at 202.223.7560.

15th Annual NDA Day on the Hill
Thursday, May 8, 2014  -  Rayburn House Office Building

Join NDA leadership, members and supporters as we once again engage policymakers on legislative issues and trends in the journey towards equal access to quality healthcare for all people. The annual NDA Day on the Hill is a time for us to exchange dialogue, learn about and discuss policy initiatives, and create positive solutions to benefit the communities we serve. Please join us in advancing quality oral healthcare through advocacy. Space is limited, so register now! Questions: contact Kitty Gaines, kgaines@ndaonline.org, 202-588-1697 ext 16.

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