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Jackie Cornell to Outline Murphy Administration Health Care Agenda in Montclair Forum

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Department of Health Deputy Commissioner Jackie Cornell was in New Brunswick on Jan. 31 to get her flu shot. Credits: Autumn Oberkehr
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Vic M. Richel, Chairman of the Board; Jackie Cornell, MPAP, Principal Deputy Commissioner of the NJ Department of Health; and Gary S. Horan, FACHE, President, and CEO of Trinitas. Credits: Trinitas Regional Medical Center
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Montclair, NJ  -- On Monday, April 23, BlueWaveNJ will host a forum in which Jackie Cornell, Principal Deputy Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Health, will outline the Murphy Administration's plans to improve health care delivery and access in the state. A question-and-answer period will follow the presentation.

The Public Health and Health Care Agenda of the Murphy Administration:  A Healthier New Jersey
Monday, April 23, 7:00 P.M.
First Congregational Church, Guild Room
40 S. Fullerton AvenueMontclair, NJ
Register online here (free)

Ms. Cornell will present an ambitious agenda that includes

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  • getting all children in the state insured;
  • improving maternal health, birth outcomes, and access to family planning;
  • addressing the opioid crisis and improving access to mental health and addiction treatment;
  • protecting and strengthening the individual market for health insurance; and
  • protecting insured New Jersey patients from "surprise billing" by out-of-network healthcare providers at in-network hospitals and other healthcare facilities.

"Expanding access to primary care and women’s health services, increasing the number of residents insured and reducing disparities in black infant mortality and maternal mortality are key cornerstones of the Murphy Administration’s health care and public health agenda,” Ms. Cornell explained. “We are also focused on best practices to combat the opioid epidemic—including increasing availability of mental health care and addiction treatment.”

Prior to joining the Murphy Administration, Ms. Cornell was Director of Development and External Affairs at New Jersey Policy Perspective (NJPP), a progressive, independent think tank. Previously, she was Regional Director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under President Barack Obama.

In addition to outlining policy, Ms. Cornell will address how politically active citizens can help advance a progressive health care agenda in New Jersey.

About BlueWaveNJ

BlueWaveNJ is a grassroots organization recognized for the know-how and energy of its thousands of committed volunteers and supporters. Our working groups, conferences, marches and special events have mobilized voters and coalitions to demand positive change from our legislators at the state and federal level in such critical areas as health care, the economy, marriage equality, the environment, education, electoral reform and sensible gun control We have trained thousands of volunteers who help elect progressive leaders at local, state, and national levels.

 

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