Thursday, February 19, 2009

Healthy DC, Or Not?

Thanks to themail, the DC Watch regular email discussion list, we know that the Federation of Citizens Associations of Washington, DC is hosting Healthy DC, Or Not? on February 24.   The event will focus on the state and cost of DC's health care delivery system at its meeting on Tuesday, February 24, 6:45-9:00 pm, at The Charles Sumner School, 1201 17th St NW (at M St NW).   The guest speaker, Councilmember David Catania, Chairman of City Council's Committee on Health, will summarize his committee's investigations and priorities.   Have the city's health agencies suffered financial shortfalls leading to program cuts?   How many DC residents are still without health insurance?   What diseases and/or chronic conditions (e.g., pneumonia, heart attack, stroke, drug or alcohol abuse) largely impact the local population? Will the Department of Health (DOH) receive federal stimulus monies to improve health facilities and services for city residents? What benefits have resulted from the 2008 RAND Study on the District's health? How reliable is the management of DC's Medicaid program? More on the event and contact info in the February 18 edition of themail.