Lehigh County Conference of Churches
Health Care Resources
Local Health Care
Health Care: Not Everybody Gets It
Our fall seminar will focus on Health Care and Public Policy, including an overview of health care
issues, access to health care in the Lehigh Valley, and proposed health care legislation--both
state and federal. There will also be workshops on public policy advocacy and an opportunity to
network with representatives of other Lehigh Valley congregations concerned about health care.
Healing and Justice: Thoughts on the Health Care Crisis, Faith,
and Fixing the Problem
Rev. Sandra Strauss
Director of Public Advocacy
Pennsylvania Council of Churches
Rev. Sandra L. Strauss has served since April 2004 as Director of Public Advocacy of the
Pennsylvania Council of Churches. She is articulate on
a number of State and U.S. public policy issues that are of concern to Pennsylvanians.
Sandy earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Music from the Lindenwood Colleges,
and holds a Master of Arts in Public Policy Studies from the Institute of Policy Sciences and Public
Affairs, Duke University.
Sandy worked for nearly 16 years in the field of solid waste and recycling, then returned to school
at Lancaster Theological Seminary where she received her M.Div. degree in 2003, and
was ordained by the Presbyterian Church (USA) in 2004.
She is married to Rev. David Arnold, a United Methodist pastor.
Rev. Debra Hepburn, Ecumenical Director, Lehigh County Conference of Churches
Issues in Health Care Accessibility: A Local View
Mary Ann Gibbons, Moderator|
Rev. Nancy Adams (St. Luke's Hospital)
Edward Curran (Sacred Heart Hospital)
Luisa Torres (Casa Guadalupe)
Pennsylvania & U.S. Health Care legislation
SCHIP (State Children's Health Insurance Program)
Public Policy Advocacy: Starting a Peace and Justice Group in your church
Health Care and Public Policy: LCCC Advocacy Network
Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided (donations accepted)
Sponsored by the Lehigh County Conference of Churches
(Justice and Advocacy Comm.). There is no charge for registration.
Pre-registration is appreciated, but not required.
For pre-registration or further information, contact the LCCC office at
610-433-6421 or firstname.lastname@example.org.