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ADVISORY: HHS Director of Public Health Policy Alvarez to Discuss Addressing LGBT and HIV/AIDS Issues in Health Reform Implementation

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Contact: Christina DiPasquale
Phone: 202.481.8181

Washington, DC—On Monday, March 18, the Center for American Progress will host an event that will bring together leaders in HIV/AIDS advocacy, gay and transgender health, consumer health advocacy, and health policy to discuss how advocates and policymakers can leverage the health reform effort to help eliminate health disparities and boost health outcomes for people living with HIV or AIDS and gay and transgender communities.

Reforming America’s health system is a massive undertaking. The sheer scale of the effort means that the Affordable Care Act will touch the lives of every American—including millions of Americans who are frequently excluded from vital health insurance coverage and denied health care services. Gay and transgender people and people living with HIV or AIDS are two of the groups whose access to coverage and care has the potential to change dramatically under the health reform law.


Distinguished Panelists:
Mayra Alvarez, Director of Public Health Policy, US Department of Health and Human Services
Gregorio Millett, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of National AIDS Policy
Susan T. Sherry, Deputy Director, Community Catalyst
Kali Lindsey, Director of Legislative and Public Affairs, National Minority AIDS Council
Masen Davis, Executive Director, Transgender Law Center

Kellan Baker, Associate Director, LGBT Research and Communications Project, Center for American Progress


March 18, 2013
10:00am ET – 11:30am ET


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