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Institute for the Advancement of Multicultural & Minority Medicine

Medicare Part D Symposium

Garth Graham, MD, MPH, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Minority Health

In December 2005, IAMMM hosted a Medicare Part D Symposium in collaboration with Medicare Rx Access Network of Washington, DC. The program included a discussion led by Garth Graham, MD, MPH, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health, Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; an overview of the Medicare Part D enrollment process; strategies in effective outreach, education and enrollment; and a question and answer period. Presentations were made by Nona Bear, health care reform advocate and champion of seniors’ issues; Denesecia P. Green, a senior health insurance specialist for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; and Daniel Wilson, director of policy and development for the National Caucus and Center on Black Aged, Inc. Participants included representatives from Blacks in Government, Cuban-American National Council, Mental Health Association of the District of Columbia, National Caucus and Center on Black Aged, Inc.

The symposium provided much-needed information to organizations such as the Washington Free Clinic, the Mental Health Association of Washington, DC, Senior Citizens Counseling and Delivery Services, and others that have been charged with training clinicians and ensuring that all of their eligible constituents, who are among the nation’s most vulnerable citizens, have all of the information they need to take complete advantage of Medicare Part D program.

Health advocates from various organizations attended the symposium

Health Care advocat , Nona Bear

CMS representativ , Denesecia Green, explored the

Medicare Part D

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2003-2005 AnnuAl RepoRt


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