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Nationwide Telephone News Briefing for U.S. Health Disparities Forum

Landmark survey on health care to be released at forum

LOS ANGELES, March 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following announcement was issued by MAYA:

What: MAYA along with leading business and community partners will host the U.S. Health Disparities Forum, "Living Better Through Communication" to seek new ways to promote better living for underserved communities.

During the forum, MAYA and the Latino Issues Forum will release the findings of a groundbreaking survey about health care policy priorities for Latinos in California. Research participants include more than three hundred Latino civil rights, health care, immigrant rights, employment, provider groups, and business leaders.

The forum will showcase leading experts from Johns Hopkins University, Medicaid Health Plans of America, the Latino Issues Forum, MAYA, and the National Association of Hispanic Publications. Emmy award winning TV reporter Elizabeth Espinosa from KTLA will be moderating the discussion, "Is Health Disparities a Civil Right Issue?"

When: March 10, 2008, 9:00 a.m. at the Shade Hotel, 1221 N Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach, Calif. 90266.

Conference Call: For reporters interested in listening in on the forum to hear the survey results: 800-311-9409. Passcode: USHDF. For reporters who want to ask questions in advance, call 202-510-6365 or email:

Partners: Medicaid Health Plans of America, the Latino Issues Forum, the Regional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the National Hispanic Press Foundation, The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Capital PR Wire, and the Easy Reader Newspaper.

Organizer: MAYA, a brand building agency, has nearly 20 years of experience in thought leadership in minority health care. The firm's clients include the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health, Johns Hopkins University and the Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA), among others. For more information on MAYA, visit

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