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Prevention InstituteMEDIA ADVISORY
March 24, 2011
Contact: Ann Whidden

From Vision to Reality: U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Howard Koh highlights California leadership, innovation and success for Affordable Care Act Anniversary

As the country marks the one-year anniversary of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, national health leaders gather to discuss the importance of innovation in solving our health crisis, and California’s leadership as a bellwether state. U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Howard Koh joins Health and Human Services regional director Herbert Shultz alongside Prevention Institute’s Larry Cohen, leading California-based foundations, clinicians and community groups to highlight successes and groundbreaking efforts in building a system that promotes health for all people, not just healthcare for some. Prevention Institute will discuss the important role of community prevention in building health and equity, and will release Community Centered Health Homes: Bridging the gap between health services and community prevention, delineating concrete steps that health care providers can take to actively support community change in order to both improve health and deliver high quality medical care.

Prevention Institute,
221 Oak Street, Second Floor, Oakland, CA 94607
Corner of Third Street and Oak Street

Thursday, March 24th, 2011; NOON PT/3pm ET-12:30pm PT/3:30 ET


  • Howard Koh,  M.D., M.P.H,  Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S.Department of Health and Human Services
  • Herb K. Schultz, MPP, Health and Human Services Region IX Director
  • Larry Cohen, MSW, Executive Director, Prevention Institute
  • The California Endowment, Kaiser Permanente, Tides Foundation, and Bay Area community representatives as discussants.


Please RSVP to Ann Whidden, Communications Manager,
ann@preventioninstitute.org;  510-444-7738 x334


Prevention Institute is a national non-profit organization established in 1997, dedicated to placing prevention at the center of efforts to improve community health, equity and well-being. The Institute specializes in building capacity among community-based organizations and government agencies at the local, state, and federal level to develop strategies for environmental, policy, and systems-level changes to prevent illness and injury in the first place. Find us at www.preventioninstitute.org.

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