Joint Center Health Policy Institute

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Health Care Has Changed: What does that mean for me? What does that mean for my community?
Friday, April 5, 2013 | 11:00 AM to Noon Pacific

Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies/Joint Center Health Policy Institute

Summit Health Institute for Research and Education, Inc

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Summit Health Institute for Research and Education, Inc

Summit Health Institute for Research and Education, Inc. (SHIRE) and Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies invite you to join this free webinar. A team of experts will answer our questions about changes in health care in ways all of us can understand.
 
During this webinar, presenters will discuss:

  • What changes are taking place in health care as the result of new laws on the books?
  • What is in the health care reform law that will help people of color address their specific health needs?
  • What is in the law that communicates can use to improve health and health care for everyone?
  • What can we do, as individuals and as communities, to help ensure that health reform succeeds?

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    PRESENTERS

    J. Nadine Gracia, MD, MSCE
    Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health
    Office of Minority Health
    United States Department of Health and Human Services
    Rockville, MD

    J. Nadine Gracia, MD, MSCE Dr. J. Nadine Gracia is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health and the Director of the Office of Minority Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The Office of Minority Health is dedicated to improving the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will help eliminate health disparities.

    A pediatrician with epidemiology training, Dr. Gracia was previously a clinical instructor at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, and a clinical instructor and research fellow at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where she conducted research on community risk factors for violence.

    Dr. Gracia joined the Federal government as a White House Fellow, assigned to HHS and later to the Office of the First Lady. She most recently served as Chief Medical Officer in the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, where her portfolio included child and adolescent health, , disaster preparedness, environmental health, global health, Haiti recovery, and the White House Council on Women and Girls. She also led the development of the 2012 HHS environmental justice strategy.

    A first-generation Haitian-American, Dr. Gracia holds a Bachelor of Arts in French from Stanford University, a medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and a Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania. (http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/templates/content.aspx?ID=2749)

    Daniel E. Dawes, JD
    Executive Director
    Government Relations, Health Policy, and External Affairs
    Morehouse School of Medicine
    Atlanta, GA

    Daniel E. Dawes, JDDaniel E. Dawes, Esq. is a healthcare attorney and the Executive Director of government relations, health policy, and external affairs at Morehouse School of Medicine. In addition to his executive role, Daniel is a director of health policy and a lecturer of health law and policy at the Satcher Health Leadership Institute and holds a faculty appointment in the Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine. During the negotiations around health reform, he founded and chaired the National Working Group on Health Disparities and Health Reform, a working group of more than 300 national organizations and coalitions that worked to ensure that the health care reform law included health equity provisions to reduce disparities in health status and health care among vulnerable populations. He is a frequent speaker and author of several publications on health reform and health equity. (www.msm.edu)

    Ruth T. Perot, MAT
    Executive Director/CEO
    Summit Health Institute for Research and Education, Inc.
    Washington, DC

    Ruth T. Perot, MATRuth Perot is co-founder and executive director/CEO of Summit Health Institute for Research and Education, Inc., established in 1997 to work to eliminate health disparities and assist communities of color in attaining optimal health. She also serves as managing director of the National Health IT Collaborative for the Underserved, founded in 2007 to help ensure that communities of color and other underserved populations benefit from health information technology initiatives and advances.

    Since 2001 Ms. Perot has championed the collection and reporting of racial, ethnic and primary language data. She has also provided leadership as co-founder of Out of Many, One, a national multicultural advocacy coalition. In addition, Perot currently leads SHIRE’s D.C. campaign to combat childhood obesity. Since 2008, she has guided the Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities DC Partnership, a lead agency in this national childhood obesity prevention initiative supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

    Perot is a recipient of the CBC Health Braintrust’s Healthcare Hero Award and Families USA’s Consumer Advocate of the Year Award. (www.shireinc.org)


    MODERATOR

    Brian D. Smedley, PhD
    Vice President and Director
    Health Policy Institute
    Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
    Washington, DC

    Brian D. Smedley, PhD Brian Smedley is Vice President and Director of the Health Policy Institute of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies in Washington, DC. Formerly, Smedley was Research Director and co-founder of a communications, research and policy organization, The Opportunity Agenda (www.opportunityagenda.org), which seeks to build the national will to expand opportunity for all. Prior to helping launch The Opportunity Agenda, Smedley was a Senior Program Officer in the Division of Health Sciences Policy of the Institute of Medicine (IOM). Smedley came to the IOM from the American Psychological Association, where he worked on a wide range of social, health, and education policy topics in his capacity as Director for Public Interest Policy. (www.jointcenter.org/hpi)


PRESENTATIONS

The following documents are PDF versions of the speakers’ presentations and are intended to be used for reference only.

Health Care Has Changed: What does that mean for me? What does that mean for my community?

Gracia/United States Department of Health and Human Services

Dawes/Morehouse School of Medicine

 

Smedley/Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

Perot/Summit Health Institute for Research and Education, Inc.

 

SUPPORT

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Summit Health Institute for Research and Education, Inc

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