Kinsey to host Pa. Legislative Black Caucus-Policy Committee hearing on health disparities Wednesday in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, July 8 – State Rep. Stephen Kinsey, D-Phila., announced today that the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus will hold a public hearing on health disparities in conjunction with the House Democratic Policy Committee.

The hearing will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 10 at Einstein Medical Center, Sheerr Building Auditorium, 1101 West Tabor Road, Philadelphia. The media and public are invited to attend.

Kinsey requested the hearing to receive testimony from local stakeholders about what more the legislature can do to reduce health disparities in the Commonwealth, Testifiers include David Saunders, director of the Pa. Department of Health’s Office of Health Equity; Laura Handel, managing attorney with a Medical Legal Partnership; Raynard Washington, chief epidemiologist for Philadelphia Department of Public Health; AmeriHealth Caritas; Health Partners Plan; Einstein Health Care Network; and Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses & Allied Professionals.

The meeting is one in a series held across the state on House Democrats’ Plan4PA, focused on putting people first, good jobs, healthcare access, quality schools and jobs training, and a fair economy. Additional information about the plan is available at www.plan4pa.com.

For more information about the PLBC, go to www.pahouse.com/plbc.

For more information about the Policy Committee, go to www.pahouse.com/policycommittee.