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Engaging with Diverse Communities - Workshop November 13, 2021 with Yvonka Hall

Yvonka Hall, Executive Director of the Northeast Ohio Black Health Coalition, will conduct a workshop for SPAN Ohio on how to

successfully engage with diverse communities, especially communities of color. 

 

When: Nov 13, 2021 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

 

Register in advance for this meeting:

 https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAuf-GhqD0pHNcqxbI6b5NxZb7hq4dpURJu

 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

We hope to see all of you there!

YouTube Video: Why Medicare for All is the Best Solution to Our Healthcare Woes

 

https://youtu.be/AnoGX355oDc

 

Presenter:

Johnathon Ross MD MPH

Past President, Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP.org)

 

Every two years for more than a decade, the Commonwealth Fund has compared the US healthcare system to the other wealthy nations of the world. Once again in 2021, we are worst in performance despite spending twice as much as many of the best performing nations.  How can this be when we have the best hospitals, the best equipment and the best trained physicians and nurses in the world? It’s the system.

 

 

 

 

 

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Rally Outside Congresswoman Joyce Beatty's Office. Thanks to All Who Participated!

 

The letter below was sent to Congresswoman Beatty by Bob Krasen the day after their visit to her office.

 

Congresswoman Joyce Beatty

Ohio District 3

 

Dear Congresswoman Beatty,

Above is a photo of the group of us from SPAN Ohio and Our Revolution who gathered outside your Columbus Office yesterday. We came to ask you to become a cosponsor of Medicare for All, HR 1976, and to support the Medicare Expansion legislation that hopefully will be included in the reconciliation bill.

This gathering was prompted by the lack of a response to a meeting we had by ZOOM in May with Janay Eyo, a member of your staff, attended by 8 of us, including 6 constituents. We made the same ask of her at that meeting. We have had no response.

One focus of this gathering was the disparity of health in Franklin County found among people of color: 1) life expectancy disparity of 30 years between some ZIP codes; 2) infant mortality 3 times as high; and 3) maternal death rates 3 times as high. While Medicare, passed in 1965, ended segregation in American hospitals, starting the journey toward equality, it was just the beginning of a journey that still presents many barriers to healthy living among people of color. Medicare for All is a final step to create equality, woven into the American health care fabric. It can even be perceived as a "form of reparations" to Native Americans and African Americans for 400 years of racism.

Medicare Enhancement is an incremental approach to the problem of unequal access to health care in this country. But it will help!

I encourage you to make a statement of support and become a cosponsor of this legislation. Please do it NOW!  Please contact me with your response to us.

 

Sincerely,

Bob Krasen, SPAN (Single Payer Action Network) Ohio Columbus Area Coordinator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you for your Organization Membership

In addition to any benefits enjoyed by non-member supporters, membership in good standing entitles an individual or an organization representative to vote in SPAN State Council elections, to nominate and hold office in SPAN State Council, to receive a 25% discount on the Annual Conference Registration fee and any other benefits offered to members. Dues and/or contributions are not deductible for federal income tax purposes.

 

 

Thank you for your Individual Membership

In addition to any benefits enjoyed by non-member supporters, membership in good standing entitles an individual or an organization representative to vote in SPAN State Council elections, to nominate and hold office in SPAN State Council, to receive a 25% discount on the Annual Conference Registration fee and any other benefits offered to members. Dues and/or contributions are not deductible for federal income tax purposes.

 

 

MEDICARE FOR ALL YARD SIGNS NOW AVAILABLE

 18” x 24“

We are asking for a donation of $5 to $15 for individual signs. 

At this point we are not mailing out signs.   If you would like a Medicare for All Lawn Sign, please contact the person closest to you.

Cincinnati:  Dee Chavez   (513-413-1178)   Dee49@fuse.net
 
Cleveland:  Thera Parks,    (440) 787-6517   tvparks8@gmail.com
 
Columbus:   Bob Krasen   (614-261-0754)   brkrasen@gmail.com
 
Dayton  Matt Noordsij-Jones  (937-321-8698)  mattnj78@gmail.com
 
Medina:  Kristin Kranz  (330-635-6435)   kikikranz@gmail.com
 
Niles:  Julie Stout  (330-957-1490)    julieannstout@gmail.
 
Toledo:  John Ross   drjohnross@ameritech.net
 
 
 ALSO AVAILABLE - Bumper Stickers
If you are interested in obtaining one or more bumper stickers, contact Kendall Mays at kendall.mays1@gmail.com 
 
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