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Congressional Black Caucus
Fall Health Braintrust
Presentation I: Health, Economics and Medicaid Expansion
and Lessons Learned From Open Enrollment. The
health impact, and economic repercussions to State's that did
not expand Medicaid are Shared on this panel along with lessons
learned and health disparity trends following open enrollment
in the Health Insurance Marketplace.
State of Minority Women's Health: We've Come Far, But We
Have Further To Go! During this moderated, interactive
session, experts share current information and data about minority
women's physical, mental, dental and oral health and health
care. The panelists also will highlight other issues - such
as violence and reproductive health and justice - and the unique
impact they have on the health, wellness and life opportunities
of women of color.
Presentation II: Suicide in the Black Community: An Honest
Discussion With Tony Cornelius.
Tony Cornelius, founder, Don Cornelius Foundation and the eldest
son of the late Entertainer,l discusses suicide and the importance
of suicide prevention. Mr. Cornelius calls for expanding reliable,
affordable access to culturally competent mental health care
the impact of suicide on individuals, families and communities;
and the objectives of the Don Cornelius Foundation .
II: Rising Health Equity and Social Justice Leaders: Effecting
Change Knows No Ages.
session convenes rising leaders in social justice and health
equity who engage in a moderated, interactive panel discussion
with the audience. During the discussion, the panelists share
why and how they are effecting positive change in a manner that
seeks to achieve equity in health and social justice, and to
reduce health disparities. The panelists discuss some of the
hurdles they have faced, but have surmounted, in their efforts
to be integral parts of the solution to today's most pressing
health equity and social justice challenges.
2014 CBC Fall Health Braintrust Luncheon Keynote Presentation
and Awards Ceremony
Marcia Fudge, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Congressman Bobby Scott,
Congressman Jim Clyburn and other officials salute Congresswoman
Donna M. Christensen for her years of service as Chair of the
CBC Health Braintrust. Congresswoman Christensen leads a very
special ceremony, where she passes along the CBC Health Braintrust
torch to Congresswoman Robin Kelly (IL), to be the next Chair
of the CBC Health Braintrust. The 2014 CBC Fall Health Braintrust
Leadership Awards Ceremony occurs mmediately following, where
the recipients of the 2014 CBC Fall Health Braintrust Congressional
Leadership Award, the Congressional Staff Award, and the Corporate
Leadership Award are honored.
III: Pot or Not?: A Dialogue About Marijuana
this session, panelists share accurate and timely information
about medical marijuana, and the economic, health and criminal
justice impact of marijuana policy reforms on underserved communities
and individuals .
IV: Racial and Ethnic Cancer Disparities: Curbing the Trends
in the Post-ACA Era.
this session, panelists highlight the persistent and devastating
racial and ethnic disparities in colorectal, breast, and lung
cancer in the United States. Panelists also share their expertise
about how these cancer disparities can be reduced in the post-ACA
V: How Do We Move Health Equity From Goal to Reality?
this closing panel, Congresswoman Donna Christensen leads an
interactive, moderated discussion with the audience to review
the presentations, to share ideas about advancing efforts to
reduce racial and ethnic, and other health disparities, and
to reach consensus about how the audience can work together
to leverage resources and expertise to achieve health equity.
Joining the Congresswoman are individuals who will bring a variety
of perspectives and ideas about how to advance health equity
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