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Northeast Virtual Forum: COVID-19 and the Health Insurance Coverage Gap
October 14, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pmFree
Care4Carolina is proud to co-host a virtual forum for Northeast North Carolina with the Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center and Eastern AHEC.
The virtual forum will focus on how COVID-19 and the health insurance coverage gap have impacted the northeast region. Our expert panel of speakers will provide local perspectives on the issue and discuss a variety of topics, including: the economic impact of the pandemic and rising unemployment rates, challenges to our health systems, health disparities, and the struggles that community health and public health professionals face in confronting the virus.
We will discuss how closing the health insurance coverage gap is vital to the health of our citizens, and to alleviating the devastating impacts of this pandemic.
Additionally, Care4Carolina’s Director, Erica Palmer Smith, will offer insight on the policy opportunity that North Carolina has to address some of the concerns discussed during the forum.
Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with the panel and fellow participants to discuss the health care issues our state is facing related to the health insurance coverage gap.
This virtual forum will take place over Zoom.
Click here to register for this event. Participants will receive a confirmation email following registration with the Zoom link to join the forum. Registration is required.
The forum agenda with speaker information is included below.
Welcome from Co-hosts
Peg O’Connell, Chair, Care4Carolina Coalition
Economics of COVID and Uninsured in the Northeast
Jason Gray, Senior Fellow for Research and Policy, NC Rural Center
Health Provider Perspective
Dr. Jessica Fuller-Hines, M.D., F.A.A.P.M.R., Comprehensive Rehabilitation & Pain Specialists
Community Health Center Representative
Kim Schwartz, Chief Executive Officer, Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center
Local Government and Economy Perspective
Ron Wesson, Chairman, Bertie County Commission, Retired Senior Vice-Pres. and Global Leader, The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation
North Carolina’s Policy Opportunity
Erica Palmer Smith, Director, Care4Carolina Coalition