Actor Danny Glover Joins Bay Area Physicians in Public Debate About Securing Needed Health Care Resources in West Contra Costa County; Sponsored by LifeLong Medical Care

Actor Danny Glover and LifeLong Medical Care's Dr. Desmond Carson discuss health care resources in West Contra Costa County.

Actor and community advocate Danny Glover recently joined prominent Bay Area physicians in a rousing public discussion of how the 250,000 residents of West Contra Costa County can best navigate needed health care options in a challenging environment.

The event was sponsored by LifeLong Medical Care, a Federally Qualified Health Center serving 52,000 community members each year in the San Francisco Bay Area. Many of LifeLong’s patients live below the Federal Poverty Level ($23,850 annual income for a household of four.)

"The event with Mr. Glover engaged participants in a dialogue on matters of personal health and community investment," said LifeLong Executive Director and CEO Marty Lynch. "Attendees also learned about available urgent and primary health care services provided by LifeLong Medical Care, which is helping fill a vital need in West Contra Costa County."

Marty Lynch, PhD, MPA, LifeLong Medical Care Executive Director/CEO

“The event engaged participants in a dialogue on matters of personal health and community investment,” said LifeLong Executive Director and CEO Marty Lynch. “Attendees also learned about available urgent and primary health care services provided by LifeLong Medical Care, which is helping fill a vital need in West Contra Costa County,” he said.

Joining Glover in the discussion about obtaining affordable and accessible health care was LifeLong Medical Care Physicians Desmond Carson, MD, and Brazell Carter, MD, as well as global health care advocate Ramona Tascoe, MD.

LifeLong Medical Care has five Health Centers, a Dental Center, and an Immediate/Urgent Care Center in West Contra Costa County, as well as other service sites in Alameda and Marin Counties. 

About LifeLong Medical Care: LifeLong Medical Care is an innovative, non-profit Federally Qualified Health Center serving Alameda, Contra Costa, and Marin Counties with 15 health centers, two Dental Centers, an Adult Day Health Center, four school-based health centers, a Supportive Housing Program, and Urgent Care services. For more information visit: www.lifelongmedical.org.

For more information contact: Helen Pettay, LifeLong Medical Care Media, helen.pettay@gmail.com. 

Source: LifeLong Medical Care

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