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L.A. Care to Host Black History Month Panel Discussion on Health Equity and Advocacy

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

In celebration of Black History Month, L.A. Care is teaming with the California Black Health Network and the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) to engage members and others in a virtual conversation about the Foundation’s study titled Listening to Black Californians: How the Health Care System Undermines Their Pursuit of Good Health.

Through a series of in-depth interviews, focus groups, and a statewide survey, the study examined Black Californians’ experiences with racism and the influence it yields over their health care and outcomes. The panelists on the L.A. Care webinar will discuss the findings of the CHCF study when it comes to inequities in health care, and the ways communities can advocate for leaders to address equity gaps. 

This webinar is in alignment with L.A. Care’s commitment to advancing health equity, where everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible.

The moderator of the panel is Shavonda Webber-Christmas, L.A. Care’s Director of Community Benefits.

The panelists include:
•    Katherine Haynes, Senior Program Officer, California Healthcare Foundation
•    Rhonda Smith, Executive Director, California Health Network
•    Shakari Byerly, Partner and Principle Researcher, Evitarus 
•    Candice Mays, Project Director, Voice Media Ventures

The webinar is:
Wednesday, February 22
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

All are welcome. You can join the webinar in two ways:
•    Via Zoom: Click on link at the time of the event
•    Call-in via Web-Ex: Telephone: 415-655-0002 | Access Code: 2487 251 7948


About L.A. Care Health Plan

L.A. Care Health Plan serves more than 2.7 million members in Los Angeles County, making it the largest publicly operated health plan in the country. L.A. Care offers four health coverage plans including Medi-Cal, L.A. Care Covered™, L.A. Care Medicare Plus and the PASC-SEIU Homecare Workers Health Care Plan, all dedicated to being accountable and responsive to members. As a public entity, L.A. Care’s mission is to provide access to quality health care for L.A. County's low-income communities, and to support the safety net required to achieve that purpose. L.A. Care prioritizes quality, access and inclusion, elevating health care for all of L.A. County. For more information, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.

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