Laura Minzer joins the community forum and panel discussion: ‘Nutrition, Prevention and the Affordable Care Act’

Laura Minzer, Executive Director of the Healthcare Council of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, has been added as a panelist in a community forum titled, “Nutrition, Prevention and the Affordable Care Act.”

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Laura Minzer, executive director of the Healthcare Council of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce

Laura Minzer, executive director of the Healthcare Council of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce

The Affordable Care Act presents some challenges in how we, as a state and a nation, redefine the link between the lifestyles we lead, the healthy or unhealthy environmental supports we have and the impact this has on our entire healthcare system.

Palatine, IL (PRWEB) October 05, 2012

Laura Minzer, Executive Director of the Healthcare Council of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, has been added as a panelist in a community forum titled, “Nutrition, Prevention and the Affordable Care Act.” Hosted by the American Nutrition Association® (ANA), the forum takes place at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at Wojcik Conference Center at Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin Rd., Palatine.

The public is invited free of charge to this informative panel discussion.

With education a top priority, the panel is composed of members who can offer a broad range of insight and expertise. The four panelists are:

  •     Congressman Joe Walsh, IL 8th District;
  •     Joseph Mercola, D.O.;
  •     Barbara Bellar, MD, JD, MA; and
  •     Laura Minzer, executive director, Healthcare Council, Illinois Chamber of Commerce.

“The Affordable Care Act presents some challenges in how we, as a state and a nation, redefine the link between the lifestyles we lead, the healthy or unhealthy environmental supports we have and the impact this has on our entire healthcare system,” Minzer said. “It also presents both opportunities and challenges for the area of nutrition and prevention in relation to health and wellness.”

The president of the ANA - Michael Stroka, JD, MBA, MS, CCN, CNS, will moderate the forum.

“The goal of the forum is to have a respectful discussion about aspects of the Affordable Care Act which relate to nutrition, prevention and integrative medicine,” Stroka said. “The Affordable Care Act is on course to set the paradigm in healthcare and prevention for years to come. It’s important that people and legislators be educated on how the legislation impacts nutrition and preventative care.”

The American Nutrition Association is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit, charitable organization whose mission is to promote optimal health through nutrition and wellness education. The organization has hosted hundreds of top tier nutrition experts in Chicago including such luminaries as Nobel Laureate Linus Pauling. The ANA is a community where professionals, individuals and organizations can interact on the subject of nutrition.

The general public, healthcare professionals and senior citizens are encouraged to attend this community forum. Due to limited seating, pre-registration is requested. Registrants may submit questions in advance. To reserve a free seat at the community forum on “Nutrition, Prevention and the Affordable Care Act,” visit http://www.theANA.org.


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