The Committee for Ethnic Affairs advises the Montgomery County, MD County Executive and County Council on public policy that relates to ethnic affairs; promotes maximum involvement of all ethnic groups in the County in government, business and community affairs.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

National African Immigrants and Refugees (AIR) Health Advocates Training and Health-Fair Initiative

 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Cameroon American Council (CAC) are delighted to announce their new partnership to educate African immigrant and refugee populations about the Medicare, Medicaid, and Children Health Insurance Programs through the National African Immigrants and Refugees (AIR) Health Advocates Training and Health-Fair initiative. 
The purpose of this initiative is to provide African immigrant groups with accurate, consistent, credible and culturally sensitive information from official sources and to help Africans in the United States make the best informed choices for healthcare coverage. CMS is the federal agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that is responsible for administering the Medicare, Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and several other health-related programs.
 Join us for this unprecedented training!
Saturday, March 12, 2011
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Omega Gospel Mission, 6210 Chillum Place, NW, Washington, DC 20011
Metro Stations: Takoma Park-Red Line; Fort Totten-Green/Yellow/Red Lines
Street Parking Available; Breakfast and Lunch Provided
Please register at or email Kafui Doe at or call her at 323-493-7573
Your attendance at this training will connect you with a growing network of African Immigrant and Refugee (AIR) Health Advocates charged to serve as trainers who are equipped to provide information, assistance, and education to members of their African faith and local communities.
**For more information about sponsorship or volunteer opportunities, media/press contact or to request to have a table for organizations who would like to provide free screenings, free vaccinations, or provide resource/literature contact Sylvie Bello,, 202-641-0273 or Joy Spencer,, 301-536-5088.

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