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Thursday, February 16
 

10:45am

Mouth, Mind, and Body
Oral health, mental health and substance use services are all essential to overall health and well-being - but they have not been covered well by Medicaid, Medicare, or private insurance. Learn about advocacy to improve coverage integrate these services. 

Moderators
avatar for Cheryl Fish-Parcham

Cheryl Fish-Parcham

Private Insurance Program Director, Families USA
Cheryl Fish-Parcham is Private Insurance Program Director at Families USA. Her current areas of focus include private insurance, in particular, implementation of the private market provisions in the Affordable Care Act, and enrollment in Medicaid and the health insurance marketplaces... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Aryka Chapman

Aryka Chapman

Community Catalyst
Aryka Chapman is a State Advocacy Manager for Community Catalyst’s Substance Use Disorders team. In this capacity she works with state partners to advocate for improved programs and policies that address substance use prevention and access to care.Over the course of her career... Read More →
avatar for Erin Loubier

Erin Loubier

Senior Director for Health and Legal Integration and Payment Innovation, Whitman-Walker Clinic Legal Services Department
Erin Loubier is Senior Director for Health and Legal Integration and Payment Innovation at Whitman-Walker Health (WWH), a federally qualified health center serving Washington, DC’s diverse urban community and special focus on people living with HIV and the LGBT community.  Erin... Read More →
avatar for Marko Vujicic

Marko Vujicic

American Dental Association
Dr. Marko Vujicic currently serves as Chief Economist and Vice President of the Health Policy Institute at the American Dental Association, where he is responsible for overseeing all of the Association’s policy research activities. Prior to joining the American Dental Association... Read More →



Thursday February 16, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Congressional B Lobby 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

Medicaid Per Capita Caps Block Grants: Meanings and Messages
Speakers
avatar for Shannon Attanasio

Shannon Attanasio

Director, Government Affairs, Families USA
Shannon Attanasio is Director of Government Affairs at Families USA, where she leads the organization’s work with federal policymakers on all of Families USA’s program areas. Ms. Attanasio also leads Families USA’s work on CHIP, the Children’s Health Insurance Program.Prior... Read More →
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William Lutz

Director of Communications, Families USA
avatar for Dee Mahan

Dee Mahan

Families USA
Dee Mahan is Medicaid Program Director at Families USA, where she focuses on federal and state Medicaid issues. She works with advocates from across the country to ensure that states take up and effectively implement the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion, and she advocates... Read More →
avatar for Patrick Willard

Patrick Willard

Health Action Director, Families USA


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

7:30am

Networking Breakfast: Red State Caucus
At this year’s Red State Caucus Breakfast, we will hear from advocates about the impact of the 2016 elections and how they are navigating the 2017 legislative session. What obstacles or opportunities have the 2016 elections presented in your state? For your state’s current or upcoming legislative session, what issues do you expect to gain traction? How are you working with coalition partners and others in this work? Join us in a lively discussion of the challenges and opportunities surrounding the election outcomes in heavily conservative states. 

Moderators
avatar for Amanda Ptashkin

Amanda Ptashkin

Project Manager, Southern Health Partners, Community Catalyst
The South! In my position at Community Catalyst, I manage our Southern Health Partners Project and work with advocates in AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, TX, VA.

Friday February 17, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
Columbia B 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

Pushing Toward a 21st Century Medicaid Program
States are not required to offer many benefits essential to moving Medicaid toward the triple aim. Increasing budget pressure makes the fight for critical optional services- like adult dental and home and community based services- and delivery systems like telemedicine more important than ever.

Moderators
avatar for Andrea Callow

Andrea Callow

Families USA

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Goldberg

Jennifer Goldberg

Directing Attorney, Justice in Aging
Jennifer Goldberg is directing attorney at Justice in Aging, where she develops and implements initiatives that improve health care and long-term services and supports for low-income older adults across the country. Jennifer also serves as adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University... Read More →
avatar for Mario Gutierrez

Mario Gutierrez

Center for Connected Health Policy
Mario Gutierrez is executive director of the Center for Connected Health Policy. Mr. Gutierrez joined CCHP in May 2010 as a senior policy associate, and brings with him more than thirty yearsof experience in California’s nonprofit health and health philanthropy sectors. Mr. Gutierrez... Read More →
avatar for Cassandra Yarbrough

Cassandra Yarbrough

American Dental Association Health Policy Institute
Cassie is responsible for researching and analyzing policy changes that impact dentistry, oral health, and the healthcare landscape as a whole. Prior to joining the American Dental Association in 2013, she was a Program Analyst with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services... Read More →



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

10:15am

A View from the Hill (CLOSED TO THE PRESS)
Senior-level congressional staff members will share their insights on what’s at stake in Congress for health care policy in 2017.

This workshop is closed to the Press.  

Moderators
avatar for Jane Sheehan

Jane Sheehan

Government Affairs Associate, Families USA

Speakers
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Nick Bath

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, Minority Staff
Nick Bath is Health Policy Director for Senate HELP Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray. Previously, he was Chief Health Counsel to Senator Murray on the Senate Budget Committee.  He started his career on the Hill in 2006 as Counsel and Investigator for the Democratic Policy Committee... Read More →
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Veronica Duron

Office of Senator Chuck Schumer (D–NY), Senate Minority Leader
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Anne Dwyer

Senate Finance Committee, Minority Staff
Anne Dwyer serves as Health Counsel for the United States Senate Finance Committee under Ranking Member Ron Wyden. As Health Counsel, she focuses on Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, women’s health, mental health, and prevention. Prior to joining the committee... Read More →



Friday February 17, 2017 10:15am - 11:30am
Columbia B 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

The Future of CHIP

Funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program is set to expire this year.  This workshop will review the importance of the program, and we will discuss possible Congressional action on an extension and how advocates can get involved in this legislative effort.


Moderators
avatar for Shannon Attanasio

Shannon Attanasio

Director, Government Affairs, Families USA
Shannon Attanasio is Director of Government Affairs at Families USA, where she leads the organization’s work with federal policymakers on all of Families USA’s program areas. Ms. Attanasio also leads Families USA’s work on CHIP, the Children’s Health Insurance Program.Prior... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Whitener

Kelly Whitener

Georgetown University Center for Children and Families
Kelly Whitener is an Associate Professor of the Practice at the Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy’s Center for Children and Families (CCF) where she focuses on pediatric health benefits and managed care delivery systems as well as promoting state level advocacy... Read More →



Friday February 17, 2017 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Columbia A Ballroom Level

1:30pm

Protecting and Defending Medicaid in Hard Times
In the coming year, attempts to dismantle the Medicaid program will be front and center. This workshop looks at some of the biggest threats to Medicaid’s financing and guarantee of coverage, both at the federal and state level. 

Moderators
avatar for Dee Mahan

Dee Mahan

Families USA
Dee Mahan is Medicaid Program Director at Families USA, where she focuses on federal and state Medicaid issues. She works with advocates from across the country to ensure that states take up and effectively implement the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion, and she advocates... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Lower-Basch

Elizabeth Lower-Basch

CLASP
Elizabeth Lower-Basch is CLASP's policy coordinator and director of the income and work supports team.  Her expertise is federal and state welfare (TANF) policy, other supports for low-income working families (such as refundable tax credits), systems integration, and job quality... Read More →
avatar for Ellen Nissenbaum

Ellen Nissenbaum

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Ellen is the Senior Vice President for Government Affairs for the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.  Since 1984, she has directed the Center's work with federal policymakers and with other national organizations on a broad range of policy issues. These include federal budget... Read More →
avatar for Cara Stewart

Cara Stewart

Health Law Fellow, Kentucky Equal Justice Center



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