Here We Come Michelle Obama: MyBrownBaby Is Headed To the White House!


I am honored to share with the MyBrownBaby family and friends that I have been invited to participate in a live, in-person Minority Health Blogger Townhall at the White House tomorrow,  Tuesday, April 24th at 12:30 p.m. The event will be an interactive, open dialogue with stakeholder groups and bloggers to highlight President Obama’s landmark healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act, means for racial and ethnic minorities. They will also talk about racial and ethnic health disparities and how the Administration is addressing these disparities.

MyBrownBaby family—you know this is right up my alley! The health of our brown babies is my passion. My life. And I’m absolutely thrilled to be a part of this important national discussion.

Of course, as I was looking at the word “interactive,” I was thinking, “wait, they want me to ask questions!” And they want your questions, too. MyBrownBaby is the only place where I blog about the health issues of children, and I’m putting out a call to you to submit questions that, if answered, I’ll share here on the website. If there is Internet access, I’ll be tweeting live from @drivorhorn. Follow the hashtag #MinorityHealth to get every juicy detail of the Townhall-style discussion and watch a live stream via and The deets:

Minority Health Blogger Townhall
Tuesday, April 24th, 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

  • Cecilia Munoz, Director of Domestic Policy Council, The White House
  • Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary, US Department of Health & Human Services
  • Dr. Regina Benjamin, Surgeon General, US Department of Health & Human Services
  • Dr. J. Nadine Gracia, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health & Director of the Office of Minority Health, US Department of Health and Human Services
  • Mayra Alvarez, Director of Public Health Policy, Office of Health Reform, US Department of Health & Human Services

So here I am, asking you to share your questions. Share your families and friends questions as well. President Obama and other thoughtful health leaders need to know what is on the minds of our parents—and I’m just the person to tell them all about it. Let’s go!

Ivor Horn is a mom, practicing pediatrician and researcher with several publications in medical journals. She has appeared on the Today show and Good Morning America Health discussing health topics such as childhood obesity, puberty and breastfeeding. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband of more than 20 years and their two children. You can follow her on Twitter @DrIvorHorn.


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{Read the MyBrownBaby disclosure for Dr. Ivor Is In here.}

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Mom. NY Times bestselling author. Pop culture ninja. Unapologetic lover of shoes, bacon and babies. Nice with the verbs. Founder of the top black parenting website, MyBrownBaby.

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  1. This is so awesome Brown Baby, I am excited for you.

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