PANEL TO TALK OF SAFETY NET IN HEALTH CARE.Byline: Daily News
LANCASTER - With nearly 56,000 Antelope Valley This article is about the Los Angeles County region. For the census-designated place in Wyoming, see Antelope Valley-Crestview, Wyoming.
The Antelope Valley residents - 17 percent of the population - uninsured for health care, the effect on local resources will be addressed at a free communitywide forum.
To be held Wednesday at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center in Palmdale, the forum will also commemorate Care-A-Van mobile clinics' 10th anniversary of bringing services to local low-income and uninsured adults and children as a health-care safety net.
Television personality Mitchell Chase will introduce the evening's featured speakers: Deborah Rice, California Rice, California is a vacant town site in the southern tip of the Mojave Desert in unincorporated San Bernardino County, California, United States.
The town, located on present-day California State Route 62 near the townsite of Earp and approximately midway between commissioner on health care work-force policy; Gloria Rodriguez, chief executive officer of the Community Clinics Association of Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. County; and Dr. Benjamin Paz, medical director of City of Hope Breast Center.
Panelists will outline the impact of the lack of insurance on area residents, hospitals and medical services, discuss unmet needs and forecast the future of health care in the Antelope Valley.
As a highlight of the forum, Diane Grooms, regional vice president of the United Way of Greater Los Angeles, will present the first Rae Yoshida Care-A-Van Caring Spirit Award in memory of Care-A-Van's founder.
Care-A-Van will sponsor the forum as a public-education service. Forum supporters include Lancaster Community Hospital This article or section needs sources or references that appear in reliable, third-party publications. Alone, primary sources and sources affiliated with the subject of this article are not sufficient for an accurate encyclopedia article. , Antelope Valley Hospital and High Desert Medical Group.
Now a program of the Partners in Care Foundation, Care-A-Van was founded by the Visiting Nurse vis·it·ing nurse
A registered nurse employed by a public health agency or hospital to promote community health and especially to visit and administer treatment to sick people in their homes. Association of Los Angeles in partnership with United Way 10 years ago.
For the past eight years, Partners in Care has covered Care-A-Van's annual shortfall to maintain services by securing grants and conducting fund-raising efforts.
The forum, free and open to the public, will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Chimbole Cultural Center, Manzanita manzanita: see bearberry. Ballroom, 38350 Sierra Highway Sierra Highway is a road in Southern California, United States. It runs from Tunnel Station near the north limit of the City of Los Angeles, where it intersects with San Fernando Road and Foothill Boulevard, as well as Interstate 5, and continues north to Mojave, mostly paralleling , Palmdale. A light dinner will be served. Reservations are advised and can be made by calling (661) 942-2391.