SCI Webinar: State Funding Opportunities in Federal Reform

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Dec 31 1969

Overwhelmed by all of the funding opportunities in the Affordable Care Act (ACA)? Worried that your state will miss a key grant announcement? Wondering how to use federal funds to accomplish your state’s goals?

State Coverage Initiatives partnered with experts at Health Management Associates (HMA) to bring you a webinar that will answer your questions about ACA funding opportunities related to delivery system reform, Medicare and Medicaid, workforce development, insurance reform, and prevention and wellness. The webinar, “State Funding Opportunities in Federal Reform” was presented from 2:00 – 3:30 pm EDT on Wednesday, September 29. 

The featured presenters, Eliot Fishman and Katie Barrett, identified not only federal funding opportunities but also suggested a framework your state can use to determine which grants to pursue and with which programs to participate in. Additionally, they outlined ways you can work with partners in your community if your state capacity is stretched thin.

Mr. Fishman and Ms. Barrett are available to provide technical assistance to states through the SCI program. They will be able to help you prioritize among the funding options available and develop a strategy for positioning your state to take advantage of the opportunities that best align with your goals. In order to inquire about state-specific technical assistance, visit our technical assistance web page at


Eliot Fishman. Ph.D., is a Principal at HMA. He has both private and public sector executive management experience in healthcare policy and delivery. Prior to joining HMA, he was the Director of the Office of Policy in the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. Prior to that appointment he was a Vice President at Metropolitan Jewish Health System, a large integrated health system with a focus on care of the elderly and chronically ill in New York City; a Senior Analyst in the New York office of Manatt, Phelps; and a Senior Policy Analyst at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Mr. Fishman is based in HMA’s New York City office.

Katherine Barrett, MPH, joined HMA as a Senior Consultant in March 2010. Prior to joining HMA, she was the Administrative Director of the Massachusetts Health Care Quality and Cost Council (HCQCC). Before working with the HCQCC, Ms. Barrett worked in the policy office of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services on the Commonwealth’s public-private Patient-Centered Medical Home Initiative. She also worked at the Commonwealth Fund as the Research Associate to President Karen Davis and as a Program Associate on the foundation’s patient centered primary care and child development programs. Ms. Barrett is based in HMA’s Boston office.


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