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Making Healthcare a Right

Program on Making Healthcare a Right on October 21 “Making Health Care A Right,” a talk by Kathryn Hall, founder of the Birthing Project, www.birthingprojectusa.com, and a leading organizer and motivator concerning healthcare disparities and how to remedy them, will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 7pm, at Centennial Hall, 733 N. 8th Street, in the main Milwaukee Public Library. This event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Milwaukee Commission on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault and other community allies. For more information, call (414) 286-3798 Kathryn Hall is founder and director of the Center for Community Health & Well-Being in Sacramento, California. She was named “Woman of the Year” by the California State Legislature, “Hero in Healthcare” by the Coalition for Excellence in Healthcare, and was awarded the National Community Service Award by Essence Magazine. She is one of the nation’s most successful organizers and motivators in positively confronting issues of health care disparities. Based on her experience with her center in California and with Birthing Projects in many cities in the USA, as well as her study of the preventive medicine system in other countries including Cuba, she will share her thoughts on how we can work towards a caring, responsive community that actively supports the health and well-being of all its members. The holistic health and social service agency which Ms. Hall has developed has become a national model for improving birth outcomes for high-risk women, particularly African-American women and other women of color. In the Milwaukee area, the high rate of infant mortality and related health disparities are major concerns.