The Affordable Care Act and Access to Health Care Along the Gulf Coast: A Symposium

Last Friday, November 15, 2013 over 120 folks from across Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida came out to participate in the Alliance Institute's Affordable Care Act and Access to Health Care Across the Gulf Coast: A Symposium at the Pan American Building in New Orleans, Louisiana. 

Alliance Institute firmly believes that just as we are affected regionally by threats to our well being – whether natural or man-made – we are best served in our recovery efforts by coming together. In fact, we feel it was the bringing in of national presenters from Health and Human Services, Enroll America, Health Outreach Partners, and Johnston Associates to give the big picture that helped to frame the state breakouts and afternoon outreach sessions.

Some of the feedback we have received thus far, points to an appreciation for taking such a highly charged and complex issue and presenting it in a way that helped folks to gain a better understanding of the ACA, along with the what and how they can affectively work with Gulf Coast communities to help folks make informed decisions regarding their access to health care.

In fact, already the Primary Care Associations in Louisiana and Mississippi are hosting local meetings coming out of the Alliance Institute event.

Lastly, and certainly not leastly, we thank our Sponsors – Robert Woods Johnson Foundation, Nation’s Law Firm, and the Gulf Coast Fund; as well as our co-hosts, the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights & Johnston Associates.

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Stephen Bradberry is the Founder and Executive Director at Alliance Institute in New Orleans, LA. A veteran organizer and advisor to the Gulf Coast Fund, Bradberry is the only American individual to receive the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award. Noted for assuring a space for the community's voice, Bradberry's work has resulted in billions of dollars being directed to the Gulf Coast since Hurricane Katrina in 2005.