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Escape Fire Screening: 5pm & (NEW!) 7:30pm
Health & Disability Advocates is celebrating its 20th anniversary with the national premiere of the award-winning documentary “Escape Fire.” A panel featuring thought leaders in the field of health will follow the screening. By popular demand, tickets to the 7:30 p.m. showing are now available!
Don't miss this exciting opportunity to be the first to see this movie with other thought leaders in health policy! Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Health & Disability Advocates is a national organization, based in Chicago, Illinois that uses multiple strategies to promote income security, enhance work opportunities and improve health care access and services for children, people with disabilities, and low-income older adults.
After the premiere screening, we will hear from health industry thought leaders at 7 p.m., followed by a brief 20th Anniversary reception at the AMC Loews theater bar. Our distinguished guests are:
Kohar Jones is a physician-writer with an interest in the social determinants of health and health equity. She pursued her undergraduate and medical training at Yale University, enjoyed her intern year at a Top 100 Community Hospital in Middlesex Connecticut, and completed her residency with Brown's Department of Family Medicine. As a National Health Service Corps Scholar, she practices at the federally qualified Chicago Family Health Center on Chicago's South Side. She also serves as an assistant clinical professor with the University of Chicago Medicine's Department of Family Medicine, and is Director of Community Health and Service Learning for the Pritzker School of Medicine and the Urban Health Initiative. She advocates for policies to improve the American healthcare system through her work with Doctors for America.
David Carvalho, Chairman of the Board, Cook County Health & Hospitals System and deputy director at the Illinois Department of Public Health. Before working for the state, Mr. Carvalho was legal and policy adviser to the Cook County Bureau of Health Services from 1995 to 2003, and legal counsel to the Cook County Board President from 1991 to 1995. Previously, he was an associate at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP, and Mayer Brown & Platt. Mr. Carvalho was board president of the Institute of Medicine of Chicago from 2008-10, and board chairman of the Suburban Primary Health Care Council in 2001. He is also an adjunct professor of health policy at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Carvalho received his A.B. in Applied Mathematics and Economics from Harvard College and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.
Due to popular demand, tickets to a 7:30 p.m. screening are on sale now! There's still an opportunity to be among the first to see the game changing film that will transform the way you think about America's healthcare system.
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