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 LAYING THE GROUNDWORK: 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  

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 PAVING THE WAY FOR A HEALTHY CHILDHOOD: 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 TAKING PRECISE MEASUREMENTS:  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 SURVEYING THE LEGISLATIVE LANDSCAPE: Plenary: Capitol Hill Panel Anne Dwyer,  Senate Finance Committee, Minority Staff

Caleb Graff, House Energy and Commerce Committee, Minority Staff

Stuart Portman, Senate Finance Committee, Majority Staff

Rick Van Buren, House Energy and Commerce Committee, Majority Staff

Kelly Whitener, Georgetown CCF (moderator)

10:45 AM Break
11:00 AM Breakout


A: CHECKING THE TOOLBOX: 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: NAVIGATING THROUGH ROADBLOCKS: Section 1115 Waivers/Strategies for Non-Medicaid Expansion States Going Forward Loretta Alexander, Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families

Jessie Mandle, Utah Voices for Children

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: DRAFTING THE BLUEPRINT: Future of Children’s Health Coverage Representative Anne Carney, Maine House of Representatives

Jocelyn Guyer, Manatt Health

Adolfo Hernandez, Pritzker Community Health Initiative, J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation

Kelly Whitener, Georgetown CCF (moderator)

B: BUILDING HEALTHIER SCHOOLS TO BETTER SERVE STUDENTS: Medicaid Opportunities and Challenges in Schools Kelli Caseman, West Virginians for Affordable Health Care

Melissa Haberlen, Voices for Georgia’s Children

Colleen Sonosky, Division of Children’s Health Services, DC Department of Health Care Finance

Heidi Schumacher, DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education 

Candace Webb, Georgetown CCF (moderator)

C:  TOOLS OF THE TRADE: Strengthening Your Digital Communications and Messaging Workshop Garth Moore, GMMB

Sarah Whitworth, GMMB

Alison Kruzel, GMMB (moderator)

3:15 PM Break

Advancing Child Health Outcomes

Mike Odeh, Children Now 

Michael Bailit, Bailit Health 

Elena Rivera, Children’s Institute 

Tricia Brooks, Georgetown CCF (moderator)

B: ASSEMBLING YOUR CREW: Parent and Beneficiary Engagement to Improve Medicaid and CHIP Advocacy and EPSDT Advocacy Felicia Burnett, MomsRising

La-Mine Perkins, NC Child

Eva Marie Stahl, Children’s Health Initiative, Community Catalyst (moderator)

4:45 PM Adjourn Day 2

Thursday, August 1, 2019

8:00 AM CLOCKING IN EARLY: 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, ZTT

CCF Data & Map Resources: Lauren, Kaitlyn, Lina, CCF

Child & Adolescent Mental Health: Nathaniel Counts, Mental Health America and Lindsay Usry, ZTT 

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 HAMMERING HOME THE RIGHT MESSAGE: Plenary: Using Polling and Messaging to Drive Your Efforts Sean Dryden, PerryUndem 

Alison Kruzel, GMMB

Alison Betty,  Betty & Smith (moderator)

10:45 AM Break
11:00 AM Breakout


A: FORGING STRONGER BONDS: Maternal Health Advocacy: Assuring Coverage and Benefits, Reducing Disparities, and Addressing Maternal Disparities Rachel Gandell Tetlow, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Adriana Kohler, Texans Care for Children

Adam Searing, Georgetown CCF (moderator)

B: GETTING THE JOB DONE: 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 Anne Marie Costello, CMS 

Kate Breslin, President & CEO, Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy (introduction)

1:45 PM …. it wasn’t built in a day: Closing Remarks Tricia Brooks, Georgetown CCF
2:00 PM Adjourn