Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Media Advisory: What’s really scary? Not having health coverage when your baby needs it

VANCOUVER BC-- As Halloween approaches, advocates and health care professionals will gather to share their grave fears for BC-born babies who cannot access BC health coverage due to discrimination against their parents’ immigration status. Over 500 people have sent emails to the Minister of Health about their concerns.

WHAT: Press Conference and Powerful Visual
WHEN: Thursday, October 27th, 2016 9 AM
WHERE: Strathcona Midwifery Collective at 439 Dunlevy Avenue

AVAILABLE TO SPEAK WITH MEDIA:
Ingrid Mendez, Sanctuary Health
Jennifer Kuhl, BC Health Coalition

About Sanctuary Health
Sanctuary Health is a grassroots community group. We deploy direct action, movement-building, community-engagement, and direct support strategies to advocate for access to services for all regardless of immigration status or documentation. We are committed to building cross-sectoral alliances of mutual support to advance the migrant-justice movement on unceded Coast Salish territories.

About BC Health Coalition
The BC Health Coalition is a network of individuals and organizations with a shared passion for public health care. Our coalition community is comprised of over 600,000 people in B.C. - and growing.

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