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Philadelphia's AHCJ chapter to meet with top HHS public affairs officials

09/16/11     Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia-area AHCJ chapter members will meet with top HHS public affairs officials Friday, Sept. 16, from 6:30-8:30 pm at ABC's WPVI-TV 6, 4100 City Ave., Philadelphia, to discuss issues related to accessing information and experts working for federal agencies under the US Department of Health and Human Services.

Richard Sorian, HHS assistant secretary for public affairs, and deputy assistant secretary Dori Salcido will explain the workings of the HHS public affairs office and discuss concerns about access to federal information.  Sorian reports directly to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

Sorian met with AHCJ President Charles Ornstein and other AHCJ members in Washington DC a few months ago, and hopes to visit with various chapters.

The Philadelphia meeting was organized by chapter chair Eric Rosenthal, and is being hosted by WPVI's Dawn Heefner, thanks to station president and general manager Bernie Prazenica.

Space is limited and reservations are required for this free event that will include a light supper and free parking.

Contact Rosenthal at 610-649-1375 or etrosenthal@verizon.net for additional information.