About the Conference

The following provides an overview of the conference – Health Care. Women of Color Get It. 

The Health Care. Women of Color Get It. Conference is sponsored by the Maryland Women’s Coalition for Health Care Reform in partnership with Morgan State University – School of Community Health & Policy; Advocates for Children & Youth; Baltimore Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; Baltimore Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; HealthCare Access Maryland; and the Public Justice Center. 

The Conference's purpose is three-fold:

  1. To highlight issues relating to the health and well-being of women, particularly women of color;
  2. To discuss opportunities and initiatives, such as Healthy Baltimore 2015, to positively impact health outcomes, including:
    • The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its implementation in Maryland
    • Health equity and state-based initiatives to address health disparities, including the State Health Improvement Process (SHIP); and
    • the new Health Enterprise Zones (HEZ)
  3. To engage all women, particularly those working in communities of color, to achieve positive outcomes for themselves and their communities.

This conference is for you if you are:

  • Health care and public health professionals and students
  • Community-based leaders, outreach and education workers and advocates
  • Working on minority health and health disparities, cultural competency and health literacy issues, health policy
  • Tasked with implementing health care reform and monitoring its impact on communities of color in Maryland
  • Interested in learning more about health care reform and how you can become involved