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CCHCC E-Mail Newsletter – July 2010

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CCHCC E-Mail Newsletter – July 2010
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1. Campaign & Program Updates
2. Health Action Network
3. Ask an Advocate
4. Upcoming Meetings & Events
5. Support CCHCC

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Dear Friends,

Welcome! Thank you for reading the Champaign County Health Care Consumers (CCHCC) E-mail Newsletter. The goal of the CCHCC E-mail Newsletter is to keep you up-to-date on CCHCC campaigns and activities, and let you know of ways to support health care justice in your very own community.

Have any feedback for the CCHCC E-mail Newsletter? Want more information on a certain campaign or program? Have a question for “Ask the Advocate?” Email Allison with feedback on the newsletter at allison@HealthCareconsumers.org.

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— Join our group today!
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http://www.facebook.com/pages/Champaign-County-Health-Care-Consumers/65743633668

1. CAMPAIGN & PROGRAM UPDATES

— Health Care Access Task Force:
The Health Care Access Task Force has continued to work on national health reform and monitor the impacts locally. For more information on national health reform, see materials from the Community Meeting on National Health Reform in May.
http://www.HealthCareconsumers.org/index.php?action=Display-Page&id=758

— 5th & Hill Neighborhood Rights Campaign:
Stay up-to-date on the 5th & Hill Neighborhood Rights Campaign by checking out the monthly newsletter. Visit our website to see the newsletter and get updated on the clean-up process, campaign activities, and much more. In this issue we present a new resident profile on Magnolia Cook and her experiences living next to a toxic site.  
http://www.HealthCareconsumers.org/https://www.healthcareconsumers.org/files/5th&Hill_Newsletter_June10.pdf

— Medicare Task Force:
Get involved with the Medicare Task Force today! Sign up for the mailing list on our website: http://www.HealthCareconsumers.org/index.php?action=Display-Page&id=447

2. HEALTH ACTION NETWORK – TAKE ACTION TODAY!
Support fair pay and the Paycheck Fairness Act!

Today, women make, on average only, 78 cents for every dollar earned by men. The Paycheck Fairness Act would update and strengthen the Equal Pay Act, which was passed in 1963, by facilitating class action Equal Pay Act claims, prohibiting employer retaliation, closing a loophole in the employer defense, and make several other important changes. The bill was passed by the House of Representatives in January 2009 and is pending action in the Senate.

See a factsheet on the bill here: http://www.nwlc.org/pdf/Broad_Paycheck_Fairness_Fact_Sheet_November_2008.pdf

Visit the National Partnership for Women and Families’ website to take action today!
https://secure2.convio.net/npwf/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=223

Thank you for taking action!

3. ASK AN ADVOCATE

Question: I am an uninsured woman needing a mammogram – is there any help for me?

Answer: Yes! If you are an uninsured woman between the ages of 35 and 64 years old living in Illinois, you qualify for the Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program. This program will provide you with FREE mammograms, pap tests, and breast and pelvic exams. Champaign, McLean, and Vermilion counties are served by the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District. Contact CUPHD at (217) 373-9281 or email kreardon@c-uphd.org for more information and to schedule an appointment.

Call the Consumer Health Hotline with any other questions at (217) 352-6533.

4. UPCOMING MEETINGS & EVENTS

— Attend the next Health Care Access Task Force meeting on Thursday, July 8, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. at the Wesley United Methodist Church (Green and Goodwin in Urbana). The Health Care Access Task Force meets each month to work on health care access in our community. We’d love to see you there! Call us at(217) 352-6533 with questions or to RSVP.

— Interested in working for a better prescription drug benefit for Medicare beneficiaries? Then join the Medicare Task Force on Thursday, July 15, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church (210 W. Church in Champaign). Call Anne at (217) 352-6533 for more information.

5. SUPPORT CCHCC!

Join CCHCC on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at Monical’s Pizza for a Community Day! Participating in the Community Day is a fun way to support CCHCC and have a great meal at Monical’s Pizza.

Bring the Community Day flier to any of the area Monical’s Pizza restaurants listed below and enjoy a delicious meal. In return, Monical’s will donate 20% of your bill to CCHCC at no extra cost to you! Don’t miss your opportunity to help out!

You must bring this flier with you, so download one and print it off today!
http://www.HealthCareconsumers.org/https://www.healthcareconsumers.org/files/Community-Day-7.20.10.pdf
Printer not working? Call Allison at (217) 352-6533 and we will mail you a flier.

Visit these participating locations:
Champaign – 217-359-3514 – 205 N. Mattis Champaign – 217-356-4243 – 103 W. Kirby Ave.
Urbana – 217-367-5781 – 2720 S. Philo Rd.
Mahomet – 217-589-4242 – 111 S. Lombard St.
St. Joseph – 217-469-7777 – 703 N. Third St.
Gibson City – 217-784-4623 – 314 E. First St.

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