Universal Health Coverage Day

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UHCDespNueva Luz Urban Resource Center has joined over 500 organizations around the world to launch the first-ever Universal Health Coverage Day on 12 December 2014. This historic coalition will mark the anniversary of a landmark UN resolution urging all countries to provide universal access to health care without financial hardship.

No one should fall into poverty because they get sick and need health care. Universal health coverage is essential for making progress against challenges like HIV, cancer and Ebola – and for creating a fairer, more resilient society.


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NLURC believes universal health coverage is fundamentally linked with lessening the burden of HIV/AIDS, and helping families escape cycles of poverty. Inclusion and compassion are core beliefs at NLURC, and making healthcare accessible to all is an extension of that belief.

Countries of all income levels are pursuing policy reforms to achieve universal health coverage. More than 80 countries have asked the World Health Organization for assistance in accelerating action. Health for all is an attainable goal, so it’s time that it becomes a reality around the world.


To learn more and show your support please visit www.UniversalHealthCoverageDay.org and follow Universal Health Coverage Day on Twitter and Facebook.

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Cold Weather Advisory

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Record low temperatures have hit Northeast Ohio and NLURC strongly recommends staying indoors unless absolutely necessary. Remember, the offices at Nueva Luz Urban Resource Center will be closed anytime Cleveland Public Schools close for severe weather.

Check your local listings or click here for an up to date list of public closings and cancelled or delayed programs. Stay warm and we’ll see you soon!

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Learn More About the Affordable Care Act

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Four Facts About the Affordable Care Act / Obamacare

- If you don’t have health insurance in 2014, you will be fined.
- You may be eligible for financial assistance.
- You can not be denied due to a pre-existing condition.
- All insurance plans will be in simple language with no fine print.



In English / En Espanol


For More Information & Help Enrolling

Contact Erin Richardson Affordable Care Act Educator
216.651.8236
Or visit healthcare.gov or cuidadodesalud.gov for more information

REMEMBER! Open enrollment is from October 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014!

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Tu Familia, Su Salud – A Free Health Fair for Hispanic Families Sept. 28


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Tu Familia, Su Salud
A Free Health Fair for Hispanic Families


Saturday, September 28, 2013
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Lutheran Hospital – Castele Learning Center
1730 West 25th Street
Cleveland, OH 44113

In observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, Cleveland Clinic’s Lutheran Hospital is hosting “Tu Familia, Su Salud,” a free health fair, to encourage the Hispanic community to learn more about health and wellness.

The half day forum is free and no advance registration is necessary. All activities will be presented in Spanish and English. Interpreters will be available to share bilingual educational materials as well as information, screenings and interactive activities for all Hispanic families.

Free health screenings include blood pressure, blood glucose, body mass index, carotid artery stroke, child vision, cholesterol, dermatology, glaucoma, HIV, oral cancer, prostate exams, pulmonary function tests and sickle cell anemia.

Families will also have the opportunity to meet physicians, speak with a pharmacist and the alcohol and drug recovery team. Chair massages, cooking demonstrations and healthy snacks for children will also be available.

For more information, please call 216.363.2019

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Farewell to Our Summer Externs

Legal ExternsFrom left to right – Laura Smolley Rising 2L / Case Western, Marie Frey Rising 3L / Cleveland Marshall, Taj Hussein Rising 2L / Cleveland Marshall, and Dana Mannix Rising 2L / Cleveland Marshall


NLURC was lucky to have the help of our four legal externs this summer, but now they’re moving on to even greater things. Laura, Marie, Taj, and Dana all worked hard at making our newly opened Legal Clinic a huge success, and they have our deepest gratitude.

Although we are sad to see you go, we know you’ll continue finding new ways to make the world a better place to live. Good luck and all the best in your future endeavors!

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