October 2005

Congresswoman Capps Hosts Central Coast Women’s Health Day, Brings Local Health Leaders Together at Capital

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Lois Capps today hosted a day-long Central Coast Women’s Health Day, bringing together local leaders in health care with other Congresswoman and representatives from national health groups.

“It is important for our community leaders to have an opportunity to discuss public policy with federal lawmakers and national groups,” Congresswoman Capps said. “I cannot think of a better way than to invite them to Washington to hear firsthand from Members of Congress and other experts that effect public policy. This is also an opportunity for the women’s health leaders to educate folks about the issues facing the Central Coast.”

The daylong conference was an opportunity for the leaders to exchange ideas and participate in policy discussions with lawmakers and other experts. During the day, the women participated in panel discussions on equality in health care and protecting the health care safety net for women. Participants from the Central Coast reperesented a wide range of health care entities, from nurses to doctors, from administrators to community activists. They also heard from representatives from the offices of Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein.