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November/December 2015 St@teside

2016 National Health Policy Conference: Election 2016 - Implications for Health Policy

Register today for AcademyHealth's 2016 National Health Policy Conference, February 1-2 in Washington, D.C. The conference brings together more than 700 senior health care decision-makers from the public and private sectors to address the nation’s health policy agenda for the year ahead.

This year’s theme, Election 2016: Implications for Health Policy, will be reflected throughout plenary and breakout sessions. These sessions will outline opportunities and challenges for health policy given the impending leadership changes at the federal, state, and local levels.

The 2016 agenda features sessions on public and population health that will address recent innovations and new evidence to inform the current health policy environment. These sessions will examine cross-sector collaborations, social determinants of health, and payment for population health initiatives. Highlighted sessions and confirmed speakers include: 

What's the Evidence on E-Cigarettes?
Moderator: Christopher Koller, Milbank Memorial Fund
Speakers: Brian King, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Jennifer Pearson, Truth Initiative
Lunch Plenary: Public and Population Health: Innovations at the Boundaries
Moderator: Ana Diez Roux,  Drexel University
Speakers: Charlotte Parent, New Orleans Health Department; Donald Schwarz, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Hal Yee, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services
Criminal Justice Meets Health: Collaborations Between Systems to Address Mental Health Care
Moderator: Gabrielle de la Gueronniere, Legal Action Center
Speakers: Robynn Cox, Spelman College; Warren Ferguson, University of Massachusetts Medical School; Homer Venters, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Social Impact Bonds: A Fad or a Promising New Strategy?
Moderator: Darshak Sanghavi, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Speakers: Kimberlee Cornett, The Kresge Foundation

In addition, Tuesday’s lunch plenary will feature an Update on State Health Policy: Coverage Expansion and Delivery System Transformation

Moderator: Scott Leitz, Health Care Cost Institute
Speakers: Brooks Daverman, Tennessee Division of Health Care Finance and Administration; Amy Dowd, New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange; Lauren Hughes, Pennsylvania Department of Health
Explore the full preliminary agenda online. Registration is open. Save $100 on your registration fee when you register by December 18.