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Marilyn Moore

Representing Bridgeport, Monroe & Trumbull

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Senator Moore Named Co-Chair of National Black Caucus Health Committee

HARTFORD, CT – Senator Marilyn Moore (D-Bridgeport) has been appointed as co-Chair of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) Health Committee.

Established in 1977, NBCSL is the nation’s premier organization representing and serving the interests of African American state legislators. The primary mission of the organization is to develop, conduct, and promote educational, research and training programs designed to enhance the effectiveness of its members. NBCSL has more than 700 members and represents more than 60 million Americans. The organization works to ensure that African American legislators have a strong, effective, and influential voice on Capitol Hill.

“I’m honored to be appointed as co-chair of NBCSL’s Health Committee,” said Senator Marilyn Moore. “Public health, access to healthcare, and disease prevention are some of the most important issues we face as a country. They affect every community, rural or urban, and impact every facet of our lives. It’s crucial that we have discussions and share ideas on best practices and policies in these areas, especially regarding how our policies affect the African American community. NBCSL provides the platform to do just that.”

NBCSL has 15 policy committees that are composed of NBCSL members and legislative staff. The Health Policy Committee addresses issues pertaining to individual and public health, disease prevention, health care, health education, research, and health employment. They seek to promote sound health care policies with a specific focus on the implications for the African American community and other underserved populations. The committee has identified four goals:

  • 1) Develop strategies to address infant mortality and black women’s fatality associated with child birth;
  • 2) Partner with appropriate stakeholders to increase Members awareness of chronic health related issues prevalent in our communities and develop strategies aimed at prevention and treatment;
  • 3) Develop strategies to increase Members awareness of the stigma and challenges associated with mental illness in the black community and create opportunities for effective treatment; and
  • 4) Partner with appropriate stakeholders to maximize opportunities for ensuring access to health care for our constituents.

“I’m eager to collaborate with legislators from across the country towards finding solutions for these important issues,” said Senator Moore.

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