The Policy Café breakfast series brings together clinics, policymakers, community leaders, researchers and other stakeholders for quarterly discussions on the issues impacting Los Angeles County’s health care landscape. From sessions on state issues to debates at the federal level, and discussions on life after health care reform, the series drives dialogue on today’s hot topics. No podium. No PowerPoint. Just frank conversation.
From Relief to Reform: Advancing Equity in a Pandemic
Congresswoman Karen Bass
The United States continues to grapple with the effects of both COVID-19 and civil unrest following the killing of George Floyd. Congress is currently at an impasse over the level of funding to provide to prop up our struggling economy, support families dealing with long-term unemployment, and shore up state budgets. Health care providers are responding to COVID-19 while trying to address the health disparities faced by their communities in new and novel ways. All this while the nation is struggling with protests, unrest and anger over police brutality of minorities. These concurrent crises will continue to require local, state, and federal interventions.
In our Policy Café with Congresswoman Karen Bass on September 25, 2020 at 9:30 am we will discuss Congress’ efforts to respond to the COVID-19 crisis, issues of systemic racism and policing, impact on health disparities, and strategies for an equitable recovery. In addition to representing Los Angeles’ 37th district, the congresswoman chairs the Congressional Black Caucus and the subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations. She also authored the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, which was passed by the House in June.
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Date & Time: September 25, 2020 at 9:30-10:30 am
There is a limit in virtual attendees.
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