THE CAMEROON AMERICAN COUNCIL & HEALTH CARE!
From the Cameroon American Council.
Hello African Faith, Community and Cultural Leaders in NJ/NY,
Kindly join us in Newark and New York for a Roundtable on President Obama’s Healthcare Reform for the African Immigrant as it relates to HIV/HEP B. and other diseases in our community.
This is a chance to meet with the Obama Administration face to face to discuss the health disparities within our communities, especially as we prepare for September as African Immigrant Heritage Month.
If your organization would like to be a co-host or co-sponsor, kindly let me know. To read more about the impact of our work?
Pefok is one of many faith and community leaders that the federal Department of Health and Human Services is targeting through a partnership with the Cameroon American Council. Sylvie Bello, a Cameroonian immigrant who heads up the council, approached the HHS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services about a year ago.
First program of its kind
In the past, CMS has worked with the Urban League, the NAACP and other African American groups to get eligible people signed up for public health insurance programs. But this is the first time it is reaching out to immigrants, said Melissa Herd, who does much of the training for CMS.
The goal of the partnership is to arm community leaders with accurate information about Medicare, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program “that they can take back to the communities they serve,” Herd said.
Read the full Washington Post article Here
This event is FREE and open to the public….but RSVP required firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope you can join us Monday, Aug 13th 2012 in Newark, NJ 6PM-8PM and Tuesday Aug 14th 2012 in Harlem, NYC
Venue: 8/14/12 6PM to 8PM African Hope Committee 441 Convent Avenue • New York, NY 10031 212-862-9010 Please call my cell 202 641 0273 or Clarisse: 917-915-3071 ——–
Newark, NJ Venue 8/13/12 6PM to 8PM Robert Treat Hotel (The meeting will be at the Bergen Conference Room) 50 Park Pl Newark, NJ 07102 (973) 622-1000. http://www.rthotel.com/
I can be reached on my cell 202 641 0273 or Dominic: 908-906-7355
Cameroon American Council
Previous CAC Events
Cameroon American Council’s AIDS 2012 Reception Honoring Actress, Sheryl Lee Ralph (whose origins were traced to Cameroon)
With Shery Lee Ralph and husband, PA State Senator Vincent Hughes
Pictures Credit:Life Depicted Photography.
Thumbs up Sylvie, Keep up the good work with the Cameroon American Council..