Second “Abject Failure” community forum to be held June 25

06.24.2013 by André Natta · → Leave a comment

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Photo of Cooper Green Mercy Hospital. Courtesy Sharon Phelan Evans.

Tuesday evening brings with it the follow-up to the community forum held late last month about recent changes to Jefferson County’s healthcare system and how they are affecting the area’s poorest residents.

The second gathering, “Abject Failure: Part 2: Finding Solutions to Fix Our Broken Indigent Healthcare System” is being held in the Richard Arrington Auditorium on the fourth floor of the Linn-Henley Research building located across the street from the central branch of the Birmingham Public Library downtown. It’s scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. The forum follows comments made by UAB School of Public Health dean Dr. Max Michael to the Over the Mountain Democrats earlier this month; he called the current situation “a horror story” worthy of a Stephen King novel.

Dr. Gregory Ayers will once again be present, this time filling attendees in on what efforts are being undertaken by area primary care providers in light of the changes made to the county healthcare system.

This community forum is sponsored by The Cochran Firm. This site is serving as a host for the event in addition to Birmingham View Magazine; Weld for Birmingham; Urbanham.com; What’s Happening Birmingham; the Metro Birmingham Branch of the NAACP; the Public Health Network; the Social Concerns Committee of Noble Chapel CME Church; and the Committee to Protect the Homeless.

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