Monterey County Residents: Join the Discussion on Access to Medical Care Jan. 15

Public Meeting on Access to Medical Care in Seaside Jan. 15

You’re invited to participate in a discussion about the Safety Net Health Care system next Tuesday, Jan. 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Seaside Room of the Oldemeyer Center in Seaside.

WHERE: Oldemeyer Center, Seaside Room
986 Hilby Ave., Seaside
WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 15 – 6:00-8:00 p.m.

This meeting will be facilitated by researchers from the Institute for Community Collaborative Studies at CSU Monterey Bay and feedback gathered will be included in a Safety Net Assessment Process that will support the implementation of federal Health Care Reform in Monterey County. It is critically important that residents of the Peninsula who utilize the Health Care Safety Net System – and those who are currently without health insurance attend this meeting to share their experiences and concerns.

This meeting is being co-sponsored by: Communities Organized for Relational Power in Action (COPA), First 5 Monterey County, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), Monterey County Health Department, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Service Employees International Union (SEIU), United Way Monterey County, and the ACTION Council.

Please share this invitation with anyone who shares your concern for issues related to healthcare access, and RSVP by calling Montrey County Supervisor Jane Parker’s office at (831) 883-7570 or emailing her at

If you are unable to attend the Jan. 15 meeting, additional public meetings will be held at locations throughout Monterey County as follows:

Castroville Library
Monday, Jan. 14 – 6:00-8:00 p.m.
11160 Speegle St., Castroville

Monterey County Health Dept.
Wednesday, Jan. 16 – 6:00-8:00 p.m.
1270 Natividad, Salinas

Big Sur Grange Hall
Monday, Jan. 21 – 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Hwy 1, Big Sur

Catholic Church of St. John the Baptist
Thursday, Jan. 24 – 6:00-8:00 p.m.
504 N 3rd St., King City

These events are open to the public and will provide interested parties with an opportunity to discuss the capacity of the Safety Net Provider network to serve residents of Monterey County especially in light of federal health care reforms.

Click here for the flyer (PDF)

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