WHO: Governor Janet Napolitano
Senator Rebecca Rios (D-Arizona)
Representative Barbara McGuire (D-Arizona)
Travis J. Robinette, Chief Executive Officer, Sun Life Family Health Center, Casa Grande
WHAT: Facility tour, followed by an informal health issues discussion "Kids as a basis for developing a healthy community."
WHEN: Wednesday, October 8, 2008
3:15 PM – 4:00 PM
WHERE: Sun Life Family Health Center
865 North Arizola Road
WHY: Health Centers are treating more low-income, chronically ill and uninsured patients now more than at any time in their 43 year history. According to a study conducted by George Washington University Medical Centers, community health centers (CHCs) provide significantly more preventive care to Medicaid beneficiaries and the uninsured than do other primary care facilities, which researchers said has saved the publicly funded health centers billions of dollars yearly. Sun Life Family Health Center provides medical and dental services, and health screenings to Pinal County's underserved population and is the only primary care provider in the county to offer a sliding scale discount for services provided to low-income residents. Additional information about Sun Life Family Health Center is available at www.sunlifefamilyhealth.org.