“Modern House Call For Women” Announced by Maria Shriver for a 3 Day Clinic in Long Beach–Free Medical and Fin
Posted Sep 30 2010 2:00pm
This is an annual event held in Long Beach every year with Maria Shriver as the leader. This year, Dr. Patrick Soon=Shiong is joining the conference.
Free medical, dental, vision and wellness care for thousands of women will be offered, without cost to the patient who are underserved and just need the help and care. Pre-registration begins on Sunday, October 17th from 1PM-5PM at Long Beach City College on Pacific Coast Highway. They are looking for volunteers to help out so if you are a doctor nurse or anyone else who want to volunteer to help in this event, here’s the information below.
Services are being offered on a first come, first serve basis. This is nice to have this focus on women’s health and the governor and his wife, Maria Shriver recognize the extra efforts and stress that we face today. If he had healthcare solved, we would not have the continued outreaches as such today and many thanks to those who recognize this and speak up to help. BD
LONG BEACH (September 30, 2010) – First Lady of California Maria Shriver today announced The Modern House Call for Women, a groundbreaking three-day event that will provide a range of free medical, dental, financial and educational services to under-served women in the Long Beach area. The Modern House Call For Women will take place from Friday, October 22 – Sunday, October 24 at The Walter Pyramid at California State University at Long Beach.
“Women are dealing with so much in today’s world – from working to support their families to serving as the primary caregivers for children and aging parents – that they often have no time or money left over to take care of their own health and well-being,” said California First Lady Maria Shriver. “The first-of-its-kind Modern House Call for Women addresses this challenge by providing free medical and financial services to women in need, all under one roof and all at the same time. We are only able to bring these life-changing services to the women of Long Beach because of the strong spirit of service and volunteerism that exists here in California.”
The Modern House Call for Women will provide free medical, dental, vision and wellness care for thousands of women, without cost to the patient. Patients will also have access to a collection of financial health resources, including money-saving programs, job resources, and housing assistance services organized through Maria Shriver’s innovative WE Connect program. The Modern House Call for Women will also include counseling services provided by non-profit organizations and government agencies to encourage healthy lifestyles and preventive care.
The Modern House Call for Women is a partnership with health clinics, medical groups and community-based organizations, including the Harbor Dental Society, CA Department of Health and Human Services, the Los Angeles County Public Health Department, Amrit Davaa World Health Corp, Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, CareNow, Inc., among many others. All health care and financial services offered at the event – including supplies and equipment – are being donated by generous professionals and organizations throughout California. Some of the free services include:
Nutrition information and counseling
Money savings programs
Domestic Violence counseling and education
Patients will be able to sign up on a first-come, first-served basis during a pre-registration event on Sunday, October 17th from 1PM-5PM at Long Beach City College on Pacific Coast Highway (PCC Campus), 1305 East Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, CA 90806. Event organizers are expecting a high level of demand for the free medical services, so all patients must pre-register and receive a wristband to access the clinic. For more information, visit http://themodernhousecall.com or call 877-490-9284.
Policy makers, advocates, and experts from a range of disciplines have joined this effort as co-chairs to offer their counsel and support to ensure that The Modern House Call for Women meets the needs of Long Beach area women and families. Current co-chairs include the following:
Tipper Gore, Photographer, Author, Advocate, and Former Second Lady of the United States
Dr. Susan Love, Founder of the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation
Mariska Hargitay, Actor
Victoria Jackson, Entrepreneur and Founder of The Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation
The Honorable Bob Foster, Mayor of Long Beach
Supervisor Don Knabe, Los Angeles County District Four
Linda Adams, Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency
Karen Baker, Secretary of Service and Volunteering
Kim Belshé, Secretary of the California Health and Human Services Agency
Bonnie Reiss, California Secretary of Education.
Victoria Bradshaw, Secretary of the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency
Brigadier General Mary Kight, The Adjutant General, California National Guard
Sharon Majors-Lewis, Judicial Appointments Secretary, Governor's Office of Judicial Appointments
The Women’s Conference Organization and Patrick Soon-Shiong, MD are serving as Presenting Sponsors for the event. Official sponsors include The Josephine S. Gumbiner Foundation, Herbalife, and The California Endowment. For more information about The Modern House Call for Women, visit http://themodernhousecall.com .
About The Women’s Conference
Hosted by California First Lady Maria Shriver and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, The Women’s Conference is the nation’s premier forum for women. From October 24 through October 26, The Women's Conference 2010 will engage more than 150 of the world’s greatest voices, hearts and minds around the overarching theme of “It's Time." The goal of the conference is to inspire more than 30,000 women from all walks of life to see this challenging moment in history as an opportunity to come together and transform themselves and their communities as Architects of Change. The three-day forum will be kicked off this year on Sunday, October 24 with Maria Shriver's March on Alzheimer's in Long Beach. Alzheimer's disproportionately impacts women – both as victims and caretakers of loved one's suffering from it – and the disease will feature prominently both during the three days of the conference and a full week before as Maria Shriver plans to publish a groundbreaking new Shriver Report focused on Alzheimer's. Proceeds from The Women's Conference's Main Event, Grand Finale featuring The 2010 Minerva Awards, Night at The Village, A Day of Health, Wellness & Transformation, and Night at the Theater events all support the conference organization's six WE Programs - WE Educate, WE Invest, WE Connect, WE Act, WE Inspire and WE Honor. For more details, visit: http://www.womensconference.org .