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In May 2011, [[Family Planning Advocates of NYS]] (FPANYS) hosted the DCHI Day of Action as part of [[The Diverse Communities Health Initiative]] of the The Education Fund of [[Family Planning Advocates of NYS]]. The coordinators invited lawmakers to the event, including [[Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins]] in order that the members of the [[Family Planning Advocates of NYS]] could urge the passage of legislation to give health care to 'diverse communities', including required language interpretive services for Limited English Proficiency patients, Medicaid coverage of language interpreters in all health care settings and cultural competence training for health care providers. [[Loretta Ross]], described by the FPANYS article as a legendary women’s movement leader, was the keynote speaker at this event. The FPANYS article states: "Cultural competence in health care is an educational strategy to prepare the future health care workforce to care for New York’s increasingly diverse population." <ref>[http://www.familyplanningadvocates.org/2011/05/fpa-calls-for-changes-in-nys-prescription-labeling-medicaid-cover-of-language-services/ Family Planning Advocates of NYS: ''FPA calls for changes in NY’s prescription labeling, Medicaid cover of language services'', May 11, 2011] (accessed on July 24, 2012)</ref>
 
==Interfaith Advocacy Day==
 
[[Carol Blowers]], [[Ross Levi]], [[Andrew Coates]] and [[Demi McGuire]] were speakers at the Pre-Advocacy Briefing and Dinner of the Interfaith Advocacy Day of May 18, 2008, an event hosted by [[Interfaith IMPACT of NYS]] and [[Reform Jewish Voice of New York State]]. On May 19, 2008, this event was followed by the Interfaith Legislative Advocacy Day, where teams of participants were joined by experienced advocates and met with key legislators and other policy makers. The issues advocated for were: Comprehensive reproductive health care, including sexuality education for teens; Marriage equality for same gender couples and dignity for all students and Universal health care. <ref>[http://www.sld.uua.org/pdfs/AdvocacyDayMay19_08.pdf] (accessed on July 25, 2012)</ref>
 
==References==
[[Category:Family Planning Advocates of New York State]]
[[Category:Interfaith IMPACT of NYS]]