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African American Health Alliance Released Public Service Announcement promoting benefits for People Living with HIV/AIDS

March 26, 2014

WHAT: Joining other Healthcare.gov Champions of Change, the African American Health Alliance released a PSA to promote prevention and care benefits of the Affordable Care Act Law (Obamacare).

The PSA highlights screening and preventions services as well as how to sign up by the March 31st deadline to get coverage that provides access to quality medical care and prevention benefits through the health insurance marketplaces. In urging people to sign up to get coverage, the effort responds also to the ongoing needs of the approximately 1.1 million people living with HIV, including the 1 in 6 who do not know they are infected. African Americans are the hardest hit by HIV and AIDS. The African American Health Alliance is proud of the provisions it worked to help champion for inclusion in the Law that will go a long way toward furthering the elimination of racial and ethnic health disparities. Ms. Fredette West the Chair, Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities Coalition and Director, African American Health Alliance, participated in President Obama's 2009 White House summit on Health Care and Health Reform. There Ms. West urged President Obama to include provisions to address racial and ethnic health disparities in the future law, now the Affordable Care Act law. The African American Health Alliance is a nonprofit organization committed to helping ensure access to quality affordable health care for all and addressing the social determinants thereof.

VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldCIb5DkCsg&feature=youtu.be

WHO:African American Health Alliance

CONTACT: Fredette West, 301-576-0845

About the African American Health Alliance

The African American Health Alliance is a 501 (c) 3 tax exempt organization working to help eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in health and healthcare and to addressing the social determinants thereof including education, jobs and employment, nutrition, technology, violence and more. The Alliance is dedicated to strengthening advocacy, outreach and awareness for the purpose of helping to improve the quality of life. Across health and healthcare reform, we have helped to make considerable progress on behalf of the African American and other vulnerable communities. Our Board has tremendous expertise in the health and social determinants arena.

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldCIb5DkCsg&feature=youtu.be
Audio: http://origin-qps.onstreammedia.com/origin/multivu_archive/ENR/FX-NY90685-20140326-2.mp3
SOURCE African American Health Alliance

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