Affordable Care Act subject of forum March 12

A health forum focusing on the Affordable Care Act and what it will mean to women and families will take place Tuesday, March 12, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Memorial Student Center, room BE-5.

The moderator will be Laura Gilliam, executive director of United Way River Cities.  Panel members include Dr. Isabel Pino, associate professor of pediatrics at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and medical director of the West Virginia Children’s Health Project; Dr. Allan Chamberlain, president of United Health Professionals; and Yvonne Jones, executive director of Ebenezer Medical Outreach. Renate Pore, the health policy director with the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, also will make a presentation.

Refreshments and community resources will be available from 5-5:30 p.m.  Sponsors include MU Student Health Education Programs and Women’s Center, West Virginia Free, Goodwill, Contact, Reach, Mission West Virginia, West Virginia Free Comprehensive Cancer Program, Cabell Huntington Health Department, Change the Future West Virginia, Prestera Center, Ebenezer Medical Outreach, St. Mary’s Hospital, HIMG, West Virginia Nurses  Association, and the National Association of Social Workers West Virginia Chapter.