vBBC 23 April 2021 – Dr. Lucas, Health Care For All WA

Welcome to virtual BBC Friday 23 April 2021Year 2.6

This Sunny BBC Friday, we welcome special guest Dr. Peter Lucas who is joining us to discuss Washington health care reform. Health Care For All WA is “working for high quality, sustainable, affordable, publicly-funded health care for all Washington residents.” (healthcareforallwa.org)

Peter Lucas: “Throughout my career I have directly observed the inefficiencies, corruption, inequities, and moral deficiencies of the American health care system. For many years I have been involved in organizations whose mission is to establish a single-payer health care system either on the national or state level.”

Dr. Lucas received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University, did a psychiatric residency at the UC San Diego, and then a research fellowship at the National Institute of Mental Health. This was followed by years of academia on the faculty of UCLA in administration, teaching, research, and clinical care. A staff psychiatrist for 19 years at Group Health Cooperative, for the past eight years Dr. Lucas has worked at a community health center and in telepsychiatry. Currently he is Director of Psychiatry for Babylon US (babylonhealth.com) and also provides direct patient care via telemedicine. Dr. Lucas is a board member of Health Care for All WA.

This week’s meeting notes including Dr. Lucas’s presentation: vBBC_23April2021

Be here – like virtually – be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, me hearties, as serial entrepreneurials, we all be business wise! Really.

So Invite your friends and associates to join this strangely virtual-in-the-cloud event in real e-time and real e-space … and another delicious cup of vBBC!

(vBBC OfficeXpats hosted Zoom link is in BBC Newsletter. If you  wish to attend, contact Dave Kragen  [email protected])

vBBC @ vOfficeXpats– virtual Madison Ave. N, Bainbridge Is., the virtual Pavilion.
7:30-8:00 – virtual coffee, check-in to Zoom, test connection, “wave” at others
8:00-8:55 – virtual BBC – Dr. Peter Lucas, Health Care For All WA
8:55-9:00 – announcements, what’s next … what’s not …

Sincerely, the BBC management, KaveDragen Ink, and other entrepreneurial sentients from planet BBC.
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Exciting BBC Notices, News, Events

22 April, Noon-1:00 PM. Accelerate Kitsap Launch & Learn Thursday Business Workshop Events:  “HR Basics.” FLYER. Register at: eventbrite.com.

“Peace Peloton” (w/ Doc Wilson). Peaceful demonstration on bicycles (peacepeloton.com). Sophia Conti’s 181 Black-owned businesses nationwide: websiteplanet.com/blog/support-black-owned-businesses

Bainbridge Island General Store (bainbridgeislandgeneralstore.com). Visit the store, tell your friends. If you know of someone interested in joining the store, contact Natalie Rodriguez ([email protected]). To join, bainbridgeislandgeneralstore.com/join-the-general-store/.

Washington Tourism Alliance ShowWaLove campaign: if your business serves visitors and offers an ecommerce gift card, you can sign up to have your business represented. Visit the WTA program at ShowWALove.com. See the campaign promotional video youtube.com. Washington State businesses can sign up to participate in the program at. Thank you, Chris Mueller, visitbainbridgeisland.org.

Kitsap Economic Development Alliance: New upcoming KEDA events! Kitsap Digital Hour, 1st Thursday every month, 11:00 AM. More info athttps://kitsapeda.org.

Compass And Clock Spring/Summer 2021 issue is out – compassandclock.com – Senior Info & Support Newsletter.

Honoring George Floyd & other victims of American systemic racism & police violence – the work for lasting change must continue: blacklivesmatter.com.

Bainbridge Recovers: bainbridgeislandcovid19.recovers.org/.  New COVID-19 community updates. Facilitating community preparedness and recovery. Residents: request help, donate, or volunteer. Organizations: click “I Represent a Local Organization.”

Creating Community Resilience. “Map Your Neighborhood”:  bifd.org/map-your-neighborhood.aspx. Bainbridge Prepares:  bainbridgeprepares.org. Scott James’ guidebook, “Prepared Neighborhoods” preparedneighborhoods.com.

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    ISLAND BBC Business Community Related Links
OfficeXpats officexpats.com
Chamber Of Commerce bainbridgechamber.com & visitbainbridgeisland.org
Accelerate Kitsap, Business Support Network acceleratekitsap.org
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) bainbridgebarn.org
Bainbridge Community Foundation bainbridgecf.org
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association bainbridgedowntown.org
Bainbridge Island Library (KRL) krl.org/bainbridge-island
Bainbridge Island Museum Of Art biartmuseum.org
Bainbridge Island Senior Center biseniorcenter.org
Bainbridge Youth Services askbys.org
Compass & Clock Senior Resources compassandclock.com
Cook Family Funeral Home cookfamilyfuneralhome.com
Bainbridge Island Lodging Association destinationbainbridge.com
Farmers & Gardeners Guild farmersgardenersguild.wordpress.com
Helpline House helplinehouse.org
Housing Resources Bainbridge housingresourcesbi.org
Island Volunteer Caregivers ivcbainbridge.org
Olympic College Foundation olympiccollegefoundation.org
Rolling Bay Hall – Performance Art Venue rollingbayhall.com
SCORE Kitsap kitsapscore.org
Shelter Now Bainbridge shelternowbainbridge.com
Sustainable Bainbridge sustainablebainbridge.org
Toastmasters – Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org
Toastmasters – Evening Edition uspeakeasy.com
Tour Bainbridge tourbainbridge.com
The Island Wanderer theislandwanderer.com
Tulaa Cafe At Dayaalu Center tulaacafe.com & dayaalucenter.com
The Marshall Suites Concierge Service TheMarshallSuites.com
    ISLAND Emergency Preparedness & First Responder Links
Bainbridge Prepares Emergency Management bainbridgeprepares.org
Kitsap County Emergency Management kitsapdem.org
City of Bainbridge Island (COBI)
Bainbridge Island Fire Department
Bainbridge Island Police Department
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