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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

10:45am

What’s Next for Payment and Delivery Reform in the States
As states continue to pursue reforms to improve health care value, learn from  states who have implemented innovative payment and delivery reforms and how you can advance similar models in your own state.

Moderators
avatar for Philippe Villers

Philippe Villers

Families USA Board
Mr. Villers is the cofounder of Families USA. In 1981, he and his wife, Kate Villers, founded the organization, which was initially called The Villers Foundation. He has served as its President and as a permanent member of the Board of Directors since its inception. Mr. Villers is... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kaili Kuiper

Kaili Kuiper

Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid/Office of the Health Care Advocate
Kaili Kuiper is a staff attorney with Vermont Legal Aid’s Office of the Health Care Advocate (HCA). The HCA assists Vermonters with issues related to health care and health insurance through a wide variety of consumer protection activities. Ms. Kuiper joined Vermont Legal Aid (VLA... Read More →
avatar for Leni Preston

Leni Preston

Consumer Health First
Leni Preston currently serves as the President of Consumer Health First (CHF).   In 2016, she led the strategic transformation of its forerunner,  the Maryland Women’s Coalition for Health Care Reform  (Coalition),   into a new nonprofit organization.  While the name is new... Read More →
avatar for Martin Taylor

Martin Taylor

CareOregon



Thursday February 16, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Regency D 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

State Innovation Learning Collaborative (SILC) Networking Breakfast
SILC brings state advocates together to strategize on forward-thinking, progressive policies that can meaningfully impact health and health care for consumers. We will discuss health care and health wins that advocates can achieve in 2017’s difficult climate.

Moderators
avatar for Claire McAndrew

Claire McAndrew

Director of Campaign Strategy, Families USA
Claire McAndrew is the Director of Campaign Strategy at Families USA. Ms. McAndrew oversees advocacy work focused on the organization’s mission to ensure high quality, affordable health coverage and care for all. Her portfolio includes federal and state advocacy to protect the gains... Read More →

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

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

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

Defending Medicare in 2017
With a new congress and a new administration, changes to the Medicare program may be on the horizon. This workshop will equip advocates with a strong understanding of the Medicare program and the risks of commonly proposed changes.

Moderators
avatar for Ellen Albritton

Ellen Albritton

Families USA

Speakers
avatar for Gretchen Jacobson

Gretchen Jacobson

Kaiser Family Foundation
Gretchen Jacobson is an Associate Director with the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Program on Medicare Policy where she directs and conducts a variety of projects pertaining to the Medicare program and the population it serves.  Prior to joining the Kaiser Family Foundation, Dr. Jacobson... Read More →
avatar for Stacy Sanders

Stacy Sanders

Federal Policy Director, Medicare Rights Center
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Paul Van De Water

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities



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

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