Little Rock, Ark - Central Arkansas Development Council and Entergy Arkansas announce the 2013 Low Income Advocates Leadership and Community Development Conference Sept. 11-12 at the Doubletree Hotel in Little Rock, Ark. Persons can register here.
The 2013 Conference will feature keynote presentations from Acting US Surgeon General RADM Boris D. Lushniak, Arkansas Surgeon General Dr. Joe Thompson and former US Surgeon General Dr. Jocelyn Elders.
On Wednesday, September 11, Rear Admiral Dr. Boris Lushniak will speak. Lushniak articulates the best available scientific information to the public regarding ways to improve personal health and the health of the Nation. He also oversees the operations of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps, comprising of approximately 6,700 uniformed health officers who serve in locations around the world to promote, protect, and advance the health and safety of our Nation.
Also presenting will be Arkansas Surgeon General Dr. Joe Thompson, who's work is centered at the intersection of clinical care, public health and health policy. He is Surgeon General for the State of Arkansas and Director of the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement, as well as a pediatrician and professor.
Thursday, September 11, the Conference will welcome the 15th US Surgeon General, Dr. Jocelyn Elders. Elders was the first African American to hold that position. She promoted universal health coverage and was a spokesperson for President Clinton's health care reform effort. She was a strong advocate for comprehensive health education, including sex education, in schools. She was outspoken in her views, and was forced to resign after only 15 months in the position as a result of a controversial remark about sex education.
On Sept. 12 at 8 am, a town hall meeting moderated by Arkansas Representative Frederick Love will discuss "Medicaid Expansion and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act." Panelists include Rep. Reginald Murdock, Dr. Andy Allison, Arkansas Medicaid Director; John Selig, Director of the Arkansas Department of Human Services; and Cindy Crone with the Arkansas Insurance Department.
The conference registration fee is $99 per person for the entire conference, $75 for Group Registration, (Full Conference only, 5 or more persons from the same organization), $65 for one day only registration. Registration forms must be received by Sept. 6, 2013.
Persons in CADC's 12-county service area may receive a scholarship that waives the registration fee. Complete the registration form and select "Scholarship Recipient" when registering.
The Leadership Conference is designed to bring together public policy makers, utility organizations, social service agency program managers, legislators and aides, consumer credit and collection specialists, housing specialists, nonprofit organization leaders, faith based leaders, and others concerned with the issues impacting hard-working low-wealth families.
CADC is a private nonprofit community action agency that was formed in 1965 to fight and win the “War on Poverty.” The mission of CADC is to improve the quality of life and build strong communities in Arkansas. For more information, please contact Freeman at 501-778-1133.
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