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November
2014
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UHD, NAACP Encourage Healthy Living with Get HYPE Campaign

The University of Houston-Downtown will join the NAACP and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Wednesday, Nov. 12, for a block party and press conference to invite Houston youth to participate in Get HYPE - Healthy Young People Everywhere - an NAACP campaign promoting healthy living during college, engagement in health advocacy, and participation in open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act, which begins this week.

The event will include opening remarks from Jennifer White, manager of health programs and partnerships for the NAACP as well as expected appearances from UHD President Bill Flores, OPM Director Katherine Archuleta, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and representatives from Enroll America. The event will include a town hall forum focusing on some of the most pressing issues facing young people today - high college costs, student loan debt, community violence and the additional challenge of being uninsured. The interactive panel will pull questions from the audience.

Students are invited to learn more about the Affordable Care Act, get health resources and take part in giveaways and Zumba lessons.

Event Details:

Get HYPE Block Party
Wednesday, Nov. 12
12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
University of Houston-Downtown
South Deck
One Main Street
Houston, Texas 77002

Press Conference
Wednesday, Nov. 12
2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Wilhelmina Cullen Robertson Auditorium
University of Houston-Downtown
One Main Street
Houston, Texas 77002

Get HYPE