Former Gov. Kitzhaber, Experts to Discuss Plight of the Uninsured at OHSU's Cover the Uninsured Day

05/11/04    Portland, Ore.

 

WHAT:

As part of the local and national Cover the Uninsured Week, a panel of experts led by former Gov. John Kitzhaber, M.D., will discuss the crisis facing people who cannot afford health insurance and ways to help them.


WHEN:

Wednesday, May 12, noon to 1 p.m.


WHERE:

OHSU Auditorium, Marquam Hill Campus


DETAILS:

Other panelists include:

  • Mariah Taylor, M.S.N., R.N., C.P.N.P., founder and primary provider of the North Portland Nurse Practitioner Community Health Clinic, will speak from the perspective of a frontline, safety net clinic serving a growing population of desperate, uninsured residents in our community.
  • Leandra Alanis, Oregon Health Plan screener, Spanish interpreter at the North Portland Nurse Practitioner Community Health Clinic, will speak about Latino community issues.
  • Damian Flowers, OHSU School of Medicine second-year student, will speak about growing up uninsured.
  • Bruce Goldberg, M.D., administrator, Office for Oregon Health Policy and Research, will speak about the legislative issues contributing to the crisis in health care for the uninsured in the state.
  • Emily Borod, OHSU School of Medicine second-year student, and one of the main organizers of the event, will be the moderator.

Informational booths from community agencies will be available in the lobby from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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