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Please join us on Wednesday, September 21st, as we host senior Texas legislators to discuss the current and future climate of public health policy in our state.
Additionally, we will be honoring Dr. Tom Oliverson, State Representative for the 130th House District and Chairman of the Committee on House Insurance, for his work in the 87th Legislative Session, specifically for the passage of his prescription drug savings program and bone marrow donor recruitment program.
Date: Wednesday, September 21st
Time: 6:30p – 8:30p
Location: McCormick & Schmick’s (1151 Uptown Park Blvd, Houston, TX 77056)
This dinner, exclusive to Muslim health professionals, will offer an opportunity to hear insight into shaping public health policy in Texas and provide an opportunity to engage key legislators involved in the future of public health.
Topics for discussion:
- Lowering the cost of Rx drugs
- Increasing funding for mental health programs
- Lowering the amount individuals pay for health care
- Reducing the number of women who die from causes related to pregnancy and childbirth
- Increasing access to health insurance
- Improving access to hospitals for people in rural areas
- Property tax reduction as an incentive model for community healthcare clinics
Our speakers include (additional legislators pending):
Rep. Tom Oliverson, MD – Chairman of the Committee on House Insurance
Rep. Sam Harless – Chairman of Health Care Reform, Select Committee
Dr. Sherif Zafraan – President, Texas Medical Board
For sponsorship or questions, please email Kinza Baree at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (281) 401-9229.
Program Steering Committee:
Raazia Nathani, Sofia Shoaib, Dr. Tabussum Taqi
About Minaret Foundation:
Minaret Foundation’s mission is to leverage our faith beliefs to change the world through multi-faith and civic engagement. Our vision is to see a world where our faith communities seek each other’s help to create change as the norm instead of the exception.