• Dr. Anthony Iton, Sr. VP of Health Communities at the California Endowment – March 21

    Dr. Anthony Iton, senior vice president of healthy communities at the California Endowment, joined the Sacramento Press Club to discuss new research showing an unprecedented spike in death rates of rural, white Californians. In Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Kern counties, death rates for whites were 40 percent higher than the overall death rate for whites in recent years. Iton was preparing to announce statewide findings, and discussed his results as Congress was poised to repeal or reduce the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid coverage that would hit the Central Valley hardest. While President Trump largely carried the region, it also had some of the highest rates of Medicaid participation, poverty and unemployment in the state. Iton discussed placed-based health outcomes and why your zip code is more powerful than your genetic code.

    As senior vice president of healthy communities at the Endowment, Iton oversees Building Healthy Communities, a 10-year, $1 billion comprehensive community initiative launched in 2010 to advance statewide policy, change the narrative, and transform 14 of California’s communities most devastated by health inequities into places where all people have an opportunity to thrive.

    About the lunch:
    Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2017
    Time: 11:30 registration opens, lunch 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    Where: State Building & Construction Trades Council at 1231 I St, Suite 302

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