Health center leaders visit the White House: Kim Schwartz, CEO of Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center (NC) and Neil Calman, CEO of the Institute for Family Health, (NY) attended a roundtable hosted by the White House on health care. The meeting was part of a series entitled, “Compassion in Action Roundtables” to showcase partnerships between government and faith-based community organizations. The White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives launched the series of monthly meetings last year to highlight organizations, programs and policies that effectively address critical social needs. The roundtables convene and facilitate discussion between policymakers, government officials, philanthropists and faith-based and other community service providers. The meeting with Schwartz and Calman focused on health care and comes at a challenging time. According to a recent report from the Commonwealth Fund, almost half the working-age population, are uninsured, underinsured, unable to pay their medical bills or untreated because of costs last year.
Photo: Kim Schwartz, CEO for Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center (NC) with Steven Galson, acting U. S. Surgeon General.