2018 NACo Legislative Conference

The 2018 Legislative Conference schedule is subject to change. Click here to print the agenda.

Saturday, Mar 03
9:00 am to 11:30 am

9:00 am to 11:30 am

Health Policy Steering Committee – Subcommittee Meetings

9:00 am to 11:30 amLincoln West, Concourse Level | 9:00 am to 11:30 am
11:30 am to 5:00 pm

11:30 am to 5:00 pm

Tech Town Hall, Part 2

11:30 am to 5:00 pmGeorgetown, Concourse Level | 11:30 am to 5:00 pm

This is the continuation of Tech Town Hall, Part 1 and will cover these topics:

  • Healthy Communities: How Technology Can Connect Patients to Better Health Outcomes
  • Your County is Under Attack Part One: Lessons Learned from the False Missile Alert in Hawaii 
  • Technology as a Tool to Help Fight the Opioid Epidemic
  • Blockchain Simplified: What it is, Why Should You Care, and How Will it Impact the Future of County Government?
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Luncheon Roundtable: Two-Generation Approach to Combating Multigenerational Poverty in our Nation’s Counties

12:00 pm to 1:30 pmColumbia 3 & 4, Terrace Level | 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

With over 15 million children in the United States living below the poverty line, counties across the country face challenges in providing services to families in both urban and rural communities. Successful policies and programs focus on a two-generation approach, which address the cycle of poverty caused by disparities in access to employment, health care, education and housing. During this session, attendees will be introduced to the two-generation approach and learn how counties are integrating this concept within current human services, health and workforce programs and policies at the local level. Lunch will be provided.

President, Garrett County Action Committee, Garrett County, Md.  
 
2:00 pm to 4:30 pm

2:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Health Policy Steering Committee - Business Meeting

2:00 pm to 4:30 pmLincoln West, Concourse Level | 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

NACHFa Annual Meeting

5:00 pm to 6:00 pmJay, Lobby Level | 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Sunday, Mar 04
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Resilient and Healthy Counties Lunch: Strengthening Counties’ Resilience by Addressing the Public Health Impacts of Natural Disasters

12:00 pm to 1:30 pmGeorgetown, Concourse Level | 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

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Recognizing that counties need to be prepared for public health needs before, during and after natural disasters strike, this session will focus on strategies for creating a resilient county public health system. County elected officials must work with health and emergency management departments to prepare for and appropriately respond to public health issues.  In this session, county leaders will share how they have responded to past disasters and how they are making changes today to mitigate future impacts.  

Chief of the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, Harris County Public Health  
 
Director of Public Health Protection, Oklahoma City-County Health Department  
 
Monday, Mar 05
10:45 am to 12:00 pm

10:45 am to 12:00 pm

Counties' Engagement in Telehealth

10:45 am to 12:00 pmColumbia 4, Terrace Level | 10:45 am to 12:00 pm

Telehealth offers many opportunities to deliver direct health services such as preventative and specialty, care coordinate information, training and administrative services aimed at addressing health disparities affecting vulnerable populations while reducing healthcare costs. Telehealth can reduce transportation barriers and reduces workforce shortages due to shared health professional staffing. This session explores telehealth services and lessons learned from county engagement.

3:15 pm to 4:30 pm

3:15 pm to 4:30 pm

Stepping Up: Communications Strategies on County Efforts to Reduce the Number of People with Mental Illnesses in Jails

3:15 pm to 4:30 pmColumbia 5 & 7, Terrace Level | 3:15 pm to 4:30 pm

More than 400 counties have joined the national Stepping Up initiative to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in jails. Although counties have made progress in addressing this issue, many still struggle to effectively communicate these efforts to the public and the media. During this workshop, county leaders will learn about strategies for engaging the public and media around reducing the number of people with mental illnesses in jails and key messaging points to gain support for these efforts.

Public Information Officer, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department  
 
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Tuesday, Mar 06
8:00 am to 9:15 am

8:00 am to 9:15 am

The Opioid Crisis: Updates on Opioid-Related Litigation

8:00 am to 9:15 amColumbia 5 & 7, Terrace Level | 8:00 am to 9:15 am

Counties are on the front lines of the opioid crisis. In 2017, several states and over 100 counties filed lawsuits against manufacturers and distributors of opioids to recover the costs of prevention efforts, treatment and services as well as jailing residents addicted to prescription painkillers and heroin. In this workshop, representatives from Florida, New York, North Carolina and Wisconsin will provide updates on opioids litigation in their states.

Deputy Director and General Counsel, North Carolina Association of County Commissioners  
 
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