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Thursday, February 16
 

10:45am

Health Equity Meets Payment and Delivery Reform: The Value Proposition
Review the basics of payment and delivery reform and learn how these efforts can be leveraged to tackle health disparities by building the business case for Health Equity.

Moderators
avatar for Ellen Albritton

Ellen Albritton

Families USA

Speakers
avatar for Charlie Alfero

Charlie Alfero

Southwest Center for Health Innovation
Mr. Alfero is the Executive Director of the Southwest Center for Health Innovation and thefounder of HMS, a Community Health Center providing primary medical, dental, mental health, family support, community development, and health policy services in southwestern New Mexico. He has... Read More →
avatar for Ignatius Bau

Ignatius Bau

Consultant, Ignatius Bau Consulting
Ignatius Bau is an independent health care policy consultant for patient-consumer organizations,community-based health and social service organizations, community health centers, minority physicianassociations, public hospitals, health systems, and state health departments. He works... Read More →
avatar for Marshall Chin

Marshall Chin

University of Chicago
Marshall Chin, MD, MPH, the Richard Parrillo Family Professor of Healthcare Ethics in the Department of Medicine at the University of Chicago, is a general internist and health services researcher with extensive experience improving the care of vulnerable patients with chronic disease... Read More →
avatar for Sinsi Hernández-Cancio

Sinsi Hernández-Cancio

Director of Health Equity, Families USA
Sinsi Hernández-Cancio is the Director of Health Equity at Families USA, where she focuses on expanding and strengthening the organization's ability to enhance and elevate health care advocacy and activism in communities of color across the nation. She is continuing the group's work... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Columbia C Ballroom level

1:30pm

The Impact of Payment Reform on the Safety Net and Health Disparities

For our healthcare system to deliver high quality care and be financially sustainable, we need to pay for value, not volume. However, new payment models sometimes inadvertently hurt communities of color. Learn how and what to do about it.


Moderators
avatar for Sinsi Hernández-Cancio

Sinsi Hernández-Cancio

Director of Health Equity, Families USA
Sinsi Hernández-Cancio is the Director of Health Equity at Families USA, where she focuses on expanding and strengthening the organization's ability to enhance and elevate health care advocacy and activism in communities of color across the nation. She is continuing the group's work... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Marshall Chin

Marshall Chin

University of Chicago
Marshall Chin, MD, MPH, the Richard Parrillo Family Professor of Healthcare Ethics in the Department of Medicine at the University of Chicago, is a general internist and health services researcher with extensive experience improving the care of vulnerable patients with chronic disease... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Dawes

Daniel Dawes

Executive Director of Government Relations, Health Policy and External Affairs, Morehouse School of Medicine
Daniel E. Dawes, Esq. is a healthcare attorney and the Executive Director of Government Relations, Health Policy and External Affairs at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. The author of several publications on health reform and health equity; he now adds to his repertoire... Read More →
avatar for Shabnam Salih

Shabnam Salih

Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers
Shabnam Salih serves the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers as a Senior Program Manager for External Affairs. She helps lead the Good Care Collaborative, a statewide coalition for Medicaid reform, a key policy initiative of the Camden Coalition. Previously, she served as a... Read More →



Thursday February 16, 2017 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Columbia C Ballroom level
 
Friday, February 17
 

7:30am

Networking Breakfast: Community Health Workers
If you are working on integration or funding for CHWs, or if you’d like to learn about how to get involved on this issue, join us for breakfast and a facilitated discussion on how to advance these issues in 2017.

Moderators
avatar for Ellen Albritton

Ellen Albritton

Families USA
avatar for Sinsi Hernández-Cancio

Sinsi Hernández-Cancio

Director of Health Equity, Families USA
Sinsi Hernández-Cancio is the Director of Health Equity at Families USA, where she focuses on expanding and strengthening the organization's ability to enhance and elevate health care advocacy and activism in communities of color across the nation. She is continuing the group's work... Read More →

Friday February 17, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
Columbia Foyer Ballroom level

10:15am

Access to Behavioral Health Care
Learn about opportunities to improve mental health and substance use care in states and communities under the recently enacted Cures Act and threats to mental health care if the Affordable Care Act is repealed and replaced. 

Moderators
avatar for James Kimmey

James Kimmey

Saint Loius University - College for Public Health and Social Justice
Dr. Kimmey is Professor Emeritus, Health Management and Policy, at St. Louis University’s College for Public Health and Social Justice. He also serves on national, state, and local boards and advisory committees that address health care and educational issues. From 2001 until 2011... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nathaniel Counts

Nathaniel Counts

Mental Health America
Nathaniel is the Senior Director of Policy at Mental Health America, where he works to ensurethat Americans have access to effective behavioral health care when they first need it. Inparticular, he focuses on issues in incentive alignment and sustainable financing in behavioralhealth... Read More →
avatar for Melinda Hasbrouck

Melinda Hasbrouck

Executive Director, Our Door Community Wellness Center, Green Door Behavioral Health
Melinda Hasbrouck lives in Washington, DC and self-identifies as a current consumer of mental health services, who has recovered from serious mental illnesses, including Bipolar Disorder, Suicidality, and Bulimia. Melinda developed a passion for mental/behavioral health advocacy from... Read More →
avatar for Bethany Lilly

Bethany Lilly

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
Bethany Lilly is the Deputy Director of Policy and Legal Advocacy of the Judge David L. BazelonCenter for Mental Health Law. She works primarily on federal policy impacting people withmental illnesses, with particular focus on health care, including Medicaid and the AffordableCare... Read More →



Friday February 17, 2017 10:15am - 11:30am
Congressional B Lobby level

10:15am

LGBTQ Health Policy Update
The LGBTQ community struggles with increased health and safety risks and multiple barriers to accessing high-quality health care. Experts will discuss progress made so far, the challenges that lie ahead, and how to defend gains in the new political climate.

Moderators
avatar for Candace Gibson

Candace Gibson

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health

Speakers
avatar for Kellan Baker

Kellan Baker

Center for American Progress
Kellan Baker is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, where he works on LGBT health and data collection policy with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and state and local stakeholders across the country. Kellan is also currently the Centennial Scholar... Read More →
avatar for Sandy James

Sandy James

National Center for Transgender Equality
Sandy James is the Survey Project Manager with the National Center for Transgender Equality and the lead author of the report of the 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey. As the project manager, he led a research team in the development, fielding, analysis, and presentation of the 2015 U.S... Read More →
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Katie Keith

Out2Enroll



Friday February 17, 2017 10:15am - 11:30am
Columbia C Ballroom level

10:15am

Funding and Integrating Community Health Workers through Medicaid
Community health workers can improve health, reduce costs, and address health disparities. Yet, many CHW programs lack sustainable funding. Join this workshop to learn state strategies for funding and integrating CHWs in Medicaid and how advocates can get involved.

Moderators
avatar for Ellen Albritton

Ellen Albritton

Families USA

Speakers
avatar for Charlie Alfero

Charlie Alfero

Southwest Center for Health Innovation
Mr. Alfero is the Executive Director of the Southwest Center for Health Innovation and thefounder of HMS, a Community Health Center providing primary medical, dental, mental health, family support, community development, and health policy services in southwestern New Mexico. He has... Read More →
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Abby Charles

Institute for Public Health Innovation
Abby Charles is a Senior Program Manager at the Institute for Public Health Innovation, providing leadership and coordination for Community Health Worker Initiatives, managing a network of peer Community Health Workers and a portfolio of programs that address cross- jurisdictional... Read More →
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Gail Hirsch

Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Gail Hirsch, M.Ed., is Co-Director of the Office of Community Health Workers at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, where she has coordinated state public health efforts to support CHWs for over 20 years. She is a leader in CHW policy and organizing efforts in Massachusetts... Read More →



Friday February 17, 2017 10:15am - 11:30am
Columbia Foyer Ballroom level

1:30pm

Update on Immigrant Access to Health Care
What's on the horizon for health coverage of immigrants? Discuss fears, hopes, and what organizations are doing at the local, state and federal levels to fight back attempts to roll back immigrant protections and to work towards better coverage.

Speakers
avatar for Betzabel Estudillo

Betzabel Estudillo

Health Policy Manager, California Immigrant Policy Center
avatar for Max Hadler

Max Hadler

New York Immigration Coalition
Max Hadler is the New York Immigration Coalition's Health Advocacy Specialist. He works on a range of issues and campaigns at the city and state levels to improve health access, coverage, and delivery for immigrant communities. Prior to joining the NYIC team he worked in many capacities... Read More →
avatar for Angel Padilla

Angel Padilla

National Immigration Law Center
Angel Padilla works closely with other health project staff to develop and implement NILC’s federal immigrant health policy agenda. Prior to joining NILC in February 2014, he was an immigration policy consultant at National Council of La Raza. Before that, he was a legislative assistant... Read More →
avatar for Luvia Quinones

Luvia Quinones

ICIRR
Luvia Quiñones serves as the Health Policy Director at the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR). In this role, Luvia oversees the Immigrant Health Care Access Initiative and in collaboration with ICIRR's members develops ICIRR's health policy agenda with a... Read More →



Friday February 17, 2017 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Yellowstone/Everglades 2nd floor

1:30pm

Promising State and Local Strategies to Improve the Health of Women of Color
Women of color continue to face deep health and health care disparities. Panelists will share strategies that have made a clear difference in women’s health outcomes, and discuss how to defend the health of all women in an increasingly hostile climate.

Moderators
avatar for L. Toni Lewis

L. Toni Lewis

SEIU
Dr. Luella Toni Lewis has spent her life committed to social justice. From a very early age, she was taught by her family that service was the highest form of leadership and that all humans deserve justice, dignity, and respect. Dr. Lewis has lived her passion working with multiple... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rosita Castillo

Rosita Castillo

Planned Parenthood of The Rocky Mountains
Rosita Castillo is now employed at Planned Parenthood of Southern Nevada as the Promotoresde Salud Program Manager. She practiced as a Chemical Dependency Professional most of heradult life in the State of Washington. She volunteered with the American Red Cross as a Trainerof Trainers... Read More →
avatar for Wandy Hernandez

Wandy Hernandez

HealthConnect One
Wandy Hernandez, AA, CD (DONA), CLC, CCE, a nationally recognized speaker and advocate for community health workers, trains and advocates for both men and women, drawing on over 15 years of experience working in the community. Ms. Hernandez navigates with comfort between communities... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Howell

Elizabeth Howell

Mount Sinai Health
Elizabeth A. Howell, M.D., M.P.P. is a Professor in the Departments of Population Health Science & Policy, Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science, and Psychiatry, System Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science, and Associate... Read More →



Friday February 17, 2017 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Congressional B Lobby level