Meeting

Health Policy Steering Committee - Subcommittee Meetings

Jul. 22, 2016 , 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
202 ABC

Advocating to Improve the Health of Justice-Involved Populations: NACo's Health Steering Committee has engaged in multiple advocacy efforts to improve the health of individuals who come in and out of county jails. One of these efforts has involved encouraging states and counties to suspend, instead of terminating, Medicaid for those entering our county jails so their benefits can be immediately reinstated upon release. Hear how one member of Congress, who is a member of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, which has jurisdiction over health and Medicaid issues, is utilizing his platform and past experience in state and local government to help lead efforts to protect the health of individuals in our criminal justice system, especially our youth. Innovating to Provide Crisis Mental Health Services: Counties are on the front lines of responding to our nation's crises and have served as innovation labs for maximizing limited resources in order to provide crisis response systems for their residents. In this session, you will hear how peer exchange between two counties - miles apart - led to the development of a comprehensive crisis response system built on evidence-based practices. In addition you will learn how they and others across the country are harnessing technology to ensure such services are easy to access for all generations with the touch of a smartphone.

Discussion Leaders:

  • The Hon. Nancy Jackson, Commissioner, Arapahoe County, Colo.
  • Mr. Leon Evans, CEO, Center for Health Care Services, Bexar County, Texas
  • Mr. Gilbert Gonzalez, Director, Mental Health Department, Bexar County, Texas
  • Mr. Ron Manderscheid, Executive Director, National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors¬†

Coordinating to Provide Networks of Care: Understanding the full assets of one's community across the continuum of health and human services can be particularly difficult, especially for those most in need of services like our seniors. In realization of this, approximately 500 counties are utilizing a web-based platform to make services and support information easily accessible and provide an outreach tool for early intervention.

Learn how your peers are utilizing the Network of Care services across the country to coordinate services at the local level for our most vulnerable populations.

Discussion Leaders:

  • The Hon. Dave Roberts, Supervisor, San Diego County, Calif.
  • The Hon. Mary Ann Borgeson, Commissioner, Douglas County, Neb.
  • The Hon. Steve Johnson, Larimer County, Colo.
  • Ms. Valerie Brown, Consultant, Trilogy Integrated Services/Network of Care
  • Mr. Bruce Bronzan, President, Trilogy Integrated Services/Network of Care

Speakers

  • Hon. Mary Ann Borgeson, Commissioner, Douglas County, Nebraska
  • Ms. Valerie Brown, Consultant, Trilogy Integrated Services/Network of Care
  • Hon. Tony Cardenas, U.S. Representative, House Energy and Commerce Committee
  • Mr. Leon Evans, CEO, Center for Health Care Services, Bexar County, Texas
  • Mr. Bruce Bronzan, President, Trilogy Integrated Services, Network of Care
  • Mr. Ron Manderscheid, Executive Director, National Association of County Behavioral Health and Development Disability Directors
  • Hon. Steve Johnson, Larimer County, Colorado
  • Hon. Nancy Jackson, Commissioner, Arapahoe County, Colorado
  • Mr. Gilbert Gonzalez, Director, Mental Health Department, Bexar County, Texas
  • Hon. Dave Roberts, Supervisor, San Diego County, California

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