7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
|Exhibit Hall Open
|8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Federal Policy Landscape Overview & Membership Meeting
NFPRHA staff will provide an overview of the federal policy landscape, focusing on deficit reduction and how it impacts publicly funded family planning providers. Participants will learn about NFPRHA’s policy objectives for the 113th Congress and health reform implementation. Participants will also learn what political and policy challenges might exist for the field of publicly funded family planning in 2013. NFPRHA’s strategic priorities, membership and financial performance will also be discussed.
- Clare Coleman, President & CEO, National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association
- Margie Seigle, Board Chair, National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association
|9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Family Planning Change Leaders Panel
In this session two publicly funded family planning organizations will share the strategies they have employed to achieve success during periods of change in their community or provider network. Participants will learn about how health centers may need to adapt and change to remain viable while meeting patient needs in the context of ACA implementation.
- Julie Rabinovitz, MPH, President & CEO, California Family Health Council
- Andrea Skolkin, CEO, One World Community Health Centers, Inc. (NE)
|11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Workshop Session 1
The Power of Strategic Communication to Shape Conversations on Family Planning
Throughout 2012, topics of sexual & reproductive health dominated mainstream media after a deluge of attacks on women’s health rose to national attention. Learn why the issue caught on in the press and how strategic communications played an integral role in changing attitudes around contraception, family planning, and reproductive health. Panelists will provide their forecasts for what coverage of sexual & reproductive health will look like in 2013 and provide suggestions about how proactive, positive coverage can be supported at the local level.
- Jodi Jacobson, Editor in Chief, RH Reality Check
- Thao Nguyen, Director of Outreach for Health and Reproductive Rights, National Women's Law Center
- Christy Setzer, President & CEO, New Heights Communications
Scope of Practice Considerations for Family Planning Clinicians
As concerns about availability of providers to see patients increases, conversations about expanding scope of practice have begun to pervade the medical community. New research has demonstrated that in sexual & reproductive health services the gap between supply and demand is of particular concern. Panelists in this workshop will examine the policy and service delivery implications of changing scope of practice for clinicians and discuss efforts to do so currently underway in the states. They will also discuss how scope of practice changes can help expand telemedicine and other service delivery innovations.
- David Auerbach, Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation
- Penny Dickey, Chief Operating Officer, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland
Coordinated Care Organizations and Family Planning
Coordinated care is a trend in health care delivery designed to improve public health and reduce inefficiency. This session will provide participants with an overview of various types of coordinated care, including accountable care organizations and patient-centered medical homes. Learn why coordinated care is becoming more prevalent and what opportunities and challenges this trend presents for publicly funded family planning providers.
- Paul Cotton, Director of Federal Affairs, National Committee for Quality Assurance
- Tanya Harris, MPH, National Director, Health Care Reform, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
- Scott Sullivan, MD, Associate Professor, The Medical University of South Carolina
Selecting and Implementing Electronic Health Records
Family planning health centers must make the transition to electronic health records (EHR) in order to stay relevant in the changing health care economy. EHRs are critical for data collection, quality measures, and may be prerequisites for establishing new partnerships. When it comes to purchasing and implementing EHR software, health centers have many choices to make. After shopping for and purchasing a system, staff must be trained, new technology has to be integrated into operations, and the organizational culture change must be managed. Panelists in this workshop will present three very different, yet equally successful experiences with this process.
- Brenda Burnett, MSN, RN, Nurse Consultant, Wyoming Health Council
- Lon Newman, Executive Director, Family Planning Health Services, Inc. (WI)
- Gayla Winston, President, Indiana Family Health Council
Understanding Health Insurance Exchanges: Part I
State health insurance exchanges will reshape the way consumers identify and access insurance products, including both commercial insurance and Medicaid. This session will provide an overview of how state health insurance exchanges will work, provide information on the latest actions on state-based exchanges, and detail key issues that could impact family planning providers.
- Sharon McAllister, Section Manager, Family and Reproductive Health, Washington State Department of Health
- Claire McAndrew, Senior Health Policy Analyst, Families USA
- Kirsten Sloan, Vice President, National Partnership for Women & Families
|12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Speakers from the Department of Health and Human Service's Office of Health Reform and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will discuss their agencies’ ACA implementation priorities and how these efforts could impact publicly funded family planning providers.
- Mayra Alvarez, Director, Office of Health Reform, Department of Health and Human Services
- Julia Hinckley, Acting Deputy Director for Policy, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
|2:30 p.m. – 3:45p.m
Workshop Session 2
Quality measures are increasingly important as the health care system moves away from payment for service and towards coordinated care. Family planning providers must begin using quality measures as a way to demonstrate their value to payers and other providers. This session will provide an overview of what quality measures are, how they are developed, what different types exist, and examples of how family planning providers are using quality measures to focus on patient-centered outcomes.
- Evelyn Kieltyka, MSN, MS, FNP, Senior Vice President, Family Planning Association of Maine
- Lee Partridge, Senior Health Policy Advisor, National Partnership for Women & Families
- Michelle Proser, MPP, PhD Candidate, Director of Research, National Association of Community Health Centers
Advocacy 101: Hill Visits for Beginners
This session is designed to give new or nervous advocates the skills and confidence they need to conduct a successful visit with a legislator’s staff. Participants review the federal appropriations process with NFPRHA staff and role-play a visit with current and former Hill staffers.
- Charlie Ellsworth, Senior Advisor, Baker Law
- Oliver Kim, Deputy Director, Senate Aging Committee
- Alison MacDonald, Policy Advisor, Office of Senator Jeanne Shaheen (NH)
- Annie Walden-Newman, Policy Director, National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association
Innovative ACA Strategies for Publicly Run Family Planning Programs
ACA implementation will affect each type of publicly funded family planning provider differently and create new of opportunities and challenges. This session will explore what state family planning administrators are doing to strengthen and adapt their family planning programs as they prepare for ACA implementation. The innovative strategies discussed in this session will be instructive for other state family planning administrators and provide ideas for staff in other types of publicly funded settings.
- Helen McCaffrey, Supervisor, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services
- Tisha Reed, Family Planning Program Director, West Virginia Bureau for Public Health
- Lisa Wolfe MSW, MA, Administrator, Reproductive Health and Wellness Program, Ohio Department of Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Family Planning Policy Update
Learn about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Selected Practice Recommendations (SPR) for Contraceptive Use. CDC staff will highlight new contraception clinical recommendations included in the document and discuss its impact on the Title X guidelines revisions process. CDC staff will also present new research on best practices for sexual & reproductive health access for adolescents.
- Tara Cleary, MD, MPH, Research Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and Guest Researcher, Center for Disease Control and Prevention
- Lisa Romero, DrPH, Health Scientist, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Understanding Health Insurance Exchanges: Part II
The promise of the health insurance exchanges is comprehensive coverage at an affordable cost to individuals purchasing coverage. This session will explore what types of health insurance plans are expected to be available to consumers in the exchanges and the consumer protections, including the women’s health preventive benefits, which were written into the ACA.
- Jennifer Babcock, Vice President for Exchange Policy and Director of Strategic Operations, Association for Community Affiliated Plans
- Dania Palanker, Senior Counsel, National Women’s Law Center
|3:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m
Protecting Confidentiality Post-ACA
Confidentiality after implementation of the ACA is a concern of sensitive-service providers. With more patients gaining commercial health insurance, there is increasing unease about explanation of benefits notices, inadvertently exposing confidential information. Title X-funded providers will need to be able to ensure their patients have access to confidential services, no matter the payer. Panelists will elucidate the challenges and describe policy solutions being pursued at the state and federal level.
- Jennifer Allen, Director of Public Policy, PP Votes Northwest
- Stephanie Arnold Pang, Manager, Policy and Communications, National Coalition of STD Directors
|5:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Advocacy Day Logistics Session
|6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Family Planning Councils of America Meeting
Attendance by invitation only.
|6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Old Town Alexandria Walking Tour
As the hometown of George Washington, Alexandria, Virginia, is a popular destination for visitors from around the world. In addition to its historic significance, the city offers acclaimed restaurants, boutique shopping, and the Potomac river waterfront. Sign up for a walking tour and get to know other conference attendees while you explore the history and culinary delights of Alexandria. Tour ticket includes dinner. Registration is closed for this event.