Conference Resources

Did you attend the Health Care. Women of Color – Get It conference? Whether you did, or not, the Maryland Women’s Coalition for Health Care Reform is pleased to provide you with information and materials from the conference.   This is organized based upon the program agenda and speaker.  At the end we have included additional resources that should be of use to you.  This is not meant to be comprehensive.  Rather it is a quick reference for further research on the topics covered at the conference.

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Our Distinguished Guests:

Keynote Speaker

  • Mildred Thompson, Director, PolicyLink Center for Health Equity and Place
  • Presentation:  “Connecting Race, Place and Health to Equity” (Presentation)

Session 1:  “The Promise of Health Care Reform for Women of Color in Maryland”

Session 2:  “Making A Difference: The Exchange & More”

Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ Personal Video Welcome

Session 3:  “Get Care: Access, Access, Access”

“Access: Get Enrolled” 

  • Moderator:  Rev. Debra Hickman, Sisters Together and Reaching (STAR)
  • Panelist:  Liddy Garcia-Bunuel, Executive Director, Healthy Howard 
  • Panelist:  Leigh Stevenson Cobb, Health Policy Director, Advocates for Children and Youth (ACY) and Steering Committee Member, Maryland Women’s Coalition for Health Care Reform

“Access: Get A Health Plan”

  • Panelist:  Maria Harris Tildon, Senior Vice President for Public Policy and Community Affairs, CareFirst
  • Panelist:  Dr. Susan Leggett-Johnson, Associate Medical Director of Human Resources, Chief Compliance Officer and Executive Diversity Leader for Mid-Atlantic Kaiser Permanente Medical Group
    • Presentation:  “ True Integration:  Different…Better…” (Presentation)

Stretching with Nevie Gray of Fit Like Me Divas

Session 4:  “Advocacy in Action: You Can Make a Difference”

Additional Resources by Topic:

Affordable Care Act and Women

Coalition Members, Partners and Supporters:

Consumer and Small Business Advocacy Organizations:

Cultural Competency:

Health Literacy:

Health Policy:

Health Disparities and Health Equity:

Maryland – Implementation of the Affordable Care Act:

Maryland Legislation:

Mental Health/Substance Use Disorder Issues: