Forum to address health care reform on March 12

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Health care is an important aspect of people’s lives, and a forum on Marshall University’s campus will address health- care reform.

The “What Health Reform Means for Women and Families” forum will be Tuesday, March 12 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Marshall University’s Memorial Student Center (Room BE5). Local service providers will answer questions and provide community resources from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Refreshments will also be served.

Renate Pore, West Virginians for Affordable Health Care health policy director, will present and the following will serve on the panel: Isabel Pino, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and medical director of the West Virginia Children’s Health Project; Allan Chamberlain, M.D., president of United Health Professionals; and Yvonne Jones, executive director of Ebenezer Medical Outreach. Laura Gilliam, executive director of United Way of the River Cities, will moderate the forum.

The forum is sponsored by the Marshall University Student Health Education Programs and Women’s Center, West Virginians for Affordable Health Care, West Virginia Free, Goodwill, CONTACT, REACH Cabell County, Mission West Virginia, West Virginia Comprehensive Cancer Program, Cabell Huntington Health Department, Change the Future West Virginia, Prestera Center, Ebenezer Medical Outreach, St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington Internal Medicine Group, West Virginia Nurses Association, the National Association of Social Workers West Virginia Chapter and United Way of the River Cities.

For more information, contact Amy Saunders at 304-696-4103.

About United Way: United Way is focused on the building blocks for a better life – education, income and health. Everyone wins when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable and when people have good health. LIVE UNITEDTM. A credo. A mission. A goal. A constant reminder that when individuals think outside themselves, they have the power to facilitate change. For more information about United Way, contact 304. 523.8929 or visit

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“What Health Reform Means for Women and Families” forum – March 12 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m