Lehigh County Conference of Churches: Justice and Advocacy fall seminar

Health Care: Not Everybody Gets It

Saturday, September 27, 2008
8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Hope United Church of Christ
1031 Flexer Avenue
Allentown, PA 18103

with Rev. Sandra Strauss
Director of Public Advocacy
Pennsylvania Council of Churches

Lehigh County Conference of Churches

Health Care Resources


Panel on
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.

Keynote presentation:
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.

Biblical reflection:

Rev. Debra Hepburn, Ecumenical Director, Lehigh County Conference of Churches

Panel Discussion:
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)

  • Workshops:

  • 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 ja@ja.ppjr.org.

  • Location: http://ja.ppjr.org/seminars/ja0809.htm
    Last Updated: 8/30/08
    Created: June 28, 2008