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The First Asian Health Care Reform Conference in Georgia


A one-day conference dealing specifically with Asian health issues and health care reform is being held at the Center for Pan-Asian Community Services (CPACS) on Tuesday, June 30th.

Atlanta, GA, June 20, 2009 --(PR.com)-- Asian Health Care Reform Conference

A one-day conference dealing specifically with Asian health issues and health care reform is being held at the Center for Pan-Asian Community Services (CPACS) on Tuesday, June 30th.

With the backdrop of a poor economic climate and rising health care costs, the conference will feature discussions and seminars on crucial topics such as the pros-and-cons of a government-run health care system, lowering costs for business premiums, health care tax credits, lowering drug costs, among others.

The Asian Health Care Reform Conference is being supported by the APIAHF – Asian Pacific Islander American Health Forum. APIAHF Deputy Director, Dr. Marguerite Ro will address the group and highlight the “Blueprint” for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Health Care Reform. The APIAHF is a national advocacy organization dedicated to promoting policy, program, and research efforts to improve the health and well-being of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AA, NHPI) communities.

The conference is also drawing participants from the state level including Georgia State Representative Hugh Floyd, Georgia State members from the Georgia Health and Human Resources Committee, Asian physicians, healthcare providers and former Honorees of the Who’s Who in the Asian American Communities Awards.

Participants at the June 30th event will discuss recommendations for policy reform and end with an Asian Health Care Reform Conference Action Plan to be submitted to health organizations and government agencies for review.

The Asian Health Care Reform Conference is being hosted by the Center for Pan Asian Community Services and Sachi Koto Communications, Inc.

The one-day conference is sponsored by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. as part of the company's support for comprehensive health care reform in Washington, D.C. As part of that reform the world's largest retailer is also advocating for the increased use of health information technology and is demonstrating its leadership by offering an electronic medical records software package for doctors through its Sam's Club division at about half the cost of other solutions in the market. Wal-Mart has been recognized for the affordable and innovative health care coverage it offers to its associates and for its leadership in being the first to offer consumers $4 prescriptions on thousands of medicines.

Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: Center for Pan Asian Community Services
3760 Park Ave.
Doraville, GA 30340
No Charge for Admission
Free Breakfast & Lunch
Registration: www.aahealthcarereform.eventsbot.com

About CPACS
The Center for Pan Asian Community Services, Inc., (CPACS)is a private non-profit organization. Its mission is to create and deliver culturally competent and comprehensive social and health services to counteract problems faced by immigrants, refugees, and racial-ethnic minorities.
For more information about CPACS, please visit http://www.icpacs.org
770.936.0969

About SKC
Sachi Koto Communications, Inc., is a full-service public relations firm providing innovative programs in collaboration with a number of dedicated and talented media professionals. We are committed to providing exceptional products and services of superior value to our clients.

For more information about SKC, please visit www.sachikoto.com.

For more information - contact:

SKC: Maiko Takara - 404-805-6102, Maiko@sachikoto.com

CPACS: Lindsay Romasanta- 770-936-0969, Lindsay.Romasanta@cpacs.org

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Sachi Koto Communications, Inc.
Maiko Takara
678-528-3444
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www.sachikoto.com

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