SACRAMENTO – The California Black Health Network (CBHN) has been a key player in the outreach and education of the Affordable Care Act throughout the state and they’re ready to celebrate their success.

The organization presents its 2014 Heroes in Health Awards Gala, a tribute to the Affordable Care Act and Covered California on Saturday, November 1. The gala, in its third year, will be held at the Sacramento Convention Center Complex.

Heroes in Health brings together a diverse group of people from all walks of life; from a variety of ethnicities and backgrounds, and an array of health and public policy disciplines to recognize the issues, the work, and the accomplishments of those dedicated to making a difference. This year’s event celebrates the first year of implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Awards will be presented in recognition of those who have helped “to make California the state with the largest number of enrollees.”

Among those being acknowledged are Herb K. Shultz, Region IX Director for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Covered California Executive Director Peter Lee; Mayor Kevin Johnson; Senator William Monning; Assemblymember Richard Pan; as well as local pastors Alice Baber Banks, Kevin D. Brown, Darryl Heath, Robert Jones, Ronnie Walton and Kelvin Weldon.

The black-tie event is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. with a VIP Exclusive Cocktail Reception, followed by dinner and the awards program at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets are $125 per person and are available online, as is information on sponsorship, at For more
information, call (916) 993-3692.