Fight Like Health

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Name: Fight Like Health
Date: September 12, 2019 - September 13, 2019
Event Description:
Fight Like Health! 
ROCKLEDGE Why is health care so expensive and what can Floridians be doing about it?
 Next week, on Thursday and Friday (Sept. 12-13), advocates and stakeholders across the Sunshine State are gathering in Rockledge for the two-day, “2019 fight Like Health Summit.”
 The summit, taking place at the Space Coast Health Foundation's Center for Collaboration, 1100 Rockledge Blvd. (U.S. 1) features discussions on oral health, disabilities and aging advocates, as well as a training boot camp on improving health value through advocacy.
 This year’s conference features keynotes Carol Gentry, founder of Health News Florida, and Sister Simone Campbell (author of “A Nun on the Bus: How All of Us Can Create Hope, Change, and Community”)

 Also at the event, The Altarum Institute plans to release the Florida CHESS report examining Floridians’ unbiased views on a wide range of health system issues, including the financial burden of care, confidence using the health system, and views on the fixes that might be needed. The Altarum Institute, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is a nonprofit health systems systems research and consulting organization that serves government, nonprofit and private-sector clients. Altarum is sponsoring the health care value boot camp.
 Anyone interested in attending the Fight Like Health Summit can register here at this link. Folks can also learn more about the summit, here
 We hope to see you at this important event.

 
Location:
Space Coast Health Foundation's Center for Collaboration, 1100 Rockledge Boulevard (U.S. 1), Rockledge, FL 32956
Date/Time Information:
The Fight Like Health Summit begins at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12.
A dinner begins at 6 p.m., which will feature Carol Gentry, founder of Health News Florida, giving the keynote address on how health care advocates can use and effectively interact with the media.

The summit reconvenes at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept.12. Giving the keynote address at 10 a.m. is Sister Simone Campbell, a lawyer, author and poet 
with extensive experience in public policy and advocacy for systemic change. In Washington, she lobbies on issues of economic justice, immigration reform, and healthcare.
 

 

Contact Information:
Melody Marler
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