2 – 5 pm, Sunday, August 26th, AFL-CIO (11th & Lavaca; Austin, Texas)

The Gray Panthers are sponsoring a forum on health care issues titled “Improving Access to Health Care in Texas: Next Steps” on Sunday, August 26th from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. The location is the AFL-CIO Hall at 11th and Lavaca. The Gray Panthers will also have their annual business meeting after the forum.

We will have a panel of experts on health care: Scott McCown, Executive Director of the Center for Public Policy Priorities, Ann Kitchen, former state legislator and health care consultant and Chair of the Indigent Care Collaboration, Mildred Vuris, Director of Public Relations for Austin-Travis County MH-MR and expert on mental health service delivery, and Amina Haji M.D., practicing physician and coordinator of Health Care for All Texans.There will be brief presentations by each panelist, then questions and answers, and discussion.

Everyone interested in health care and social justice issues is invited! The Gray Panthers have a long history of advocacy for improved health care for all. Recently, in coordination with other groups, the Gray Panthers have played a significant role in the formation of the hospital district, and in promoting access to mental health services in central Texas.

Light refreshments will be served. The event is free!

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