CCF Annual Child Health Policy Conference 2019

Building a Stronger Foundation for Kids

CCF Annual Child Health Policy Conference
July 30- August 1, 2019


Tuesday, July 30, 2019

12:00 PM Welcome & Keynote Lunch Plenary: Political Landscape Joan Alker, Georgetown CCF

Katie Beckmann, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation (moderator)

Chris Jennings, Jennings Policy Strategies 

Dean Rosen, Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas 

2:30 PM Break
2:45 PM Plenary: Health Care Reporter Panel Catherine Rampell, The Washington Post 

J. David McSwane, Dallas Morning News 

Joan Alker, Georgetown CCF (moderator)

3:45 PM Break
4:00 PM Plenary: Early Childhood Panel Myra Jones-Taylor, ZERO TO THREE 

Elizabeth Burke Bryant, RI KIDS COUNT 

Stephanie Rubin, Texans Care for Children 

Elisabeth Wright Burak, Georgetown CCF (moderator)

5:15 PM Adjourn Day 1  

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

8:30 AM Special Session: How 2020 Census Data Can Affect Children’s Access to Health Care/The Young Child Undercount in the 2020 Census Deborah Stein, Partnership for America’s Children 
9:10 AM Break
9:15 AM Plenary: Capitol Hill Panel Speakers TBA
10:45 AM Break
11:00 AM Breakout


A: Tools for accountability in Medicaid Managed Care Anne Dunkelberg, Center for Public Policy Priorities

J. David McSwane, Dallas Morning News 

Maggie Clark, Georgetown CCF (moderator)

B: Section 1115 Waivers/Strategies for Non-Medicaid Expansion States Going Forward Mara Youdelman, National Health Law Program 

Joan Alker, Georgetown CCF (moderator)

12:30 PM Keynote Lunch Plenary Diane Rowland, Kaiser Family Foundation 
2:00 PM Breakout


A: Future of Children’s Health Coverage Kelly Whitener, Georgetown CCF (moderator)
B: Medicaid Opportunities and Challenges in Schools Kelli Caseman, West Virginians for Affordable Health Care 

Melissa Haberlen, Voices for Georgia’s Children

Heidi Schumacher, DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education 

Candace Webb, Georgetown CCF (moderator)

C: Communications and Messaging GMMB
3:15 PM Break
3:30 PM Breakout A: Advancing Child Health Outcomes Michael Bailit, Bailit Health

Mike Odeh, Children Now

Elena Rivera, Children’s Institute 

Tricia Brooks, Georgetown CCF (moderator)

B: Parent and Beneficiary Engagement to Improve Medicaid and CHIP Advocacy and EPSDT Advocacy La-Mine Perkins, NC Child

Felicia Burnett, MomsRising

Eva Stahl, Community Catalyst (moderator)


4:45 PM Adjourn Day 2

 Thursday, August 1, 2019

8:00 AM Breakfast Roundtable Discussions:
Various experts will lead discussions on the latest policy developments in a wide array of child and family health policy issues
ZERO TO THREE’s State of Babies Yearbook: Kim Keating, ZERO TO THREE

CCF Data & Map Resources: Lauren Roygardner, Kaitlyn Borysiewicz and Lina Stolyar, CCF 

Child & Adolescent Mental Health: Nathaniel Counts, Mental Health America and Lindsay Usry, ZERO TO THREE

IDEA Part C Early Intervention Eligibility to Fight Childhood Lead Poisoning: Amy Zimmerman and Kaylan Szafranski, Legal Council for Health Justice

Medicaid Billing in Schools: Kyle Stock, Community Catalyst 

9:00 AM Break  
9:15 AM Plenary: Polling/Communications Messaging Panel GMMB and PERRY-UNDEM 


10:45 AM Break
11:00 AM Breakout


A: Maternal Health Advocacy: Assuring coverage and benefits, reducing disparities, and addressing maternal depression     Adam Searing, Georgetown CCF (moderator)
B: Regaining Enrollment Momentum

Stephanie Altman, Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law

Brian Colby, Missouri Budget Project

Tricia Brooks, Georgetown CCF

Kelly Whitener, Georgetown CCF (moderator)

12:30 PM Keynote Lunch Plenary Anne Marie Costello, CMS (invited)
1:45 PM Closing Remarks Tricia Brooks, Georgetown CCF
2:00 PM Adjourn

For questions about the conference, please contact Kyrstin Racine