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If you are interested in participating, send  minority health-related questions to Dr. Ty.  You can Tweet your questions to @theGrio http://twitter.com/thegrio  with the hashtag #MinorityHealth  or email askdoctorty@gmail.com. Check this page today to watch the live stream of the White House Minority Health Blogger Town Hall.


What: Minority Health Blogger Town Hall

When: Tuesday, April 24th, 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Where: Join the conversation live on Twitter with @theGrio <http://twitter.com/thegrio > hashtag #MinorityHealth.


About: The event will be an interactive, open dialogue with stakeholder groups and the media to highlight what the health care law, the Affordable Care Act, is doing to improve the health of racial and ethnic minorities.

This year’s theme, Health Equity Can’t Wait. Act Now in Your CommUNITY!, is a call to action for all of us to work together to reduce health disparities. Learn more about how the Administration is working to improve the health of minority communities and achieve health equity for all Americans.



Panel Members:

Cecilia Munoz http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/author/Cecilia%20Mu%C3%B1oz , Director of Domestic Policy Council, The White House

Kathleen Sebelius http://www.hhs.gov/secretary/about/biography/index.html , Secretary, US Department of Health & Human Services

Dr. Regina Benjamin http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/about/biographies/biosg.html , Surgeon General, US Department of Health & Human Services

Dr. J. Nadine Gracia http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/templates/content.aspx?ID=2749, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health & Director of the Office of Minority Health, US Department of Health and Human Services

Mayra Alvarez http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/04/08/meet-mayra-alvarez, Director of Public Health Policy, Office of Health Reform, US Department of Health & Human Services

B. Smith http://www.bsmith.com/about_b.php, Iconic Restaurateur, Author, and Lifestyle Expert

Dr. Dirk Schroederhttp://www.holadoctor.net/dirk-g-schroeder-scd-mph-2/, Executive Vice President, Univision’s HolaDoctor  http://www.holadoctor.net

Dr. Tyeese Gaines http://www.thegrio.com/about/team.php#299 , Health Editor of NBC News’ theGrio.com http://www.theGrio.com

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