CCF Virtual Conference on Child and Family Health Policy 2022

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Keynote: How Can Medicaid and CHIP Promote Health Equity?

Daniel Tsai, CMS Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services will be the keynote speaker for CCF’s national virtual one-day conference on child and family health policy. Key themes of this session include the role Medicaid and CHIP can play in improving health equity.


      • Daniel Tsai, CMS
      • Anne Swerlick, Florida Policy Institute
      • Amber Bellazaire, Michigan League for Public Policy

Moderator: Joan Alker, Georgetown University Center for Children and Families

Afternoon Sessions:

Hill Perspective and Political Outlook

The legislative and political forecast for child and family health policy in the year ahead and the impact of the upcoming elections.


      • Yvette Fontenot – Avenue Solutions
      • Andrew McKechnie – Tiber Creek Group
      • Julie Rovner – Chief Washington Correspondent, Kaiser Health News

Moderator: Edwin Park, Georgetown University Center for Children and Families

Watch the recording here.

Achieving Success for Families: Some Good News for a Change

From policy simplifications to coverage expansions for immigrant kids, state advocates have moved the needle forward on child and family health policy over the past year. During this session, we’ll hear from a great panel of state and national experts on policy successes at the state level, and the growing movement toward multi-year continuous coverage for children.


      • Melissa Haberlen DeWolf, Voices for Georgia’s Children
      • Kristen Golden Testa, The Children’s Partnership
      • Drishti Pillai, Kaiser FamilyFoundation
      • Heather Braum, KansasAction for Children
      • Adrienne Olejnik, Kansas Action for Children

Moderator: Leo Cuello, Georgetown University Center for Children and Families

Watch the recording here.