2020 NFPRHA National Conference
March 8-10, 2020
Washington, D.C.

Sunday, March 8

8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Registration Open

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Board Meeting 

By invitation only.

8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Training:

Introduction to the Reproductive Justice Framework
This training not only will familiarize participants with the concepts of Reproductive Justice (which links reproductive rights with social justice) and intersectionality, but also will review how some practices and policies [e.g., directive approaches to contraceptive counseling, promotion of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC), barriers to LARC removal] may be at odds with these concepts. From here, the training will explore how family planning programs may benefit from incorporating the Reproductive Justice Framework into practice.

Speaker: Cherisse Scott, CEO & Founder, SisterReach

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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Lunch for Training Attendees

11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Trainings:

Implementing Telehealth: Getting Started
Increasingly, the delivery of healthcare services through telehealth is being used to improve access to care. This training will address the implementation of a telehealth program in the family planning setting. Speakers will discuss key considerations and steps in getting started, including program design, technology selection and costs, reimbursement strategies, and policy development. Two different examples of current family planning telehealth programs will be presented.

Speakers: Leah Coplon, Program Director, Maine Family Planning, Evelyn Kieltyka, Senior Vice President of Program Services, Maine Family Planning, Jean Smith, RN, BSN, Family Planning Director, Richland County Health Department, Robert Sprang

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Best Practices in Policies, Procedures, and Protocols
Policies, procedures, and clinical protocols play an integral role in providing structure and support to any health care organization. This practical skill-building training will review best practices for creating and implementing clinical policies, procedures, and protocols. Participants will have an opportunity to work on their own documents during this training.

Speakers: Penny Dickey, Independent Consultant, Amanda Kimber, MPA, CPC, COBGC, Senior Director, Service Delivery Improvement, NFPRHA, Michael Policar, MD, MPH, Clinical Fellow, NFPRHA; Professor Emeritus, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine

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Using Free or Low-Cost Tools to Build Out Social Media Content Effectively
This session will feature a live demonstration of the tools available for graphics creation, audience/hashtag tracking, pre-scheduling, and more, to support your organization’s presence on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram—without breaking the bank. This training will also provide guidance on tracking reach and better understanding who is engaging with the organization’s content as well as allowing participants to workshop social media opportunities.

Speakers: Mimi Garcia, Special Advisor to the CEO, Women’s Health and Family Planning Association of Texas, Erin Longbottom, Senior Manager of Campaign and Digital Strategies, National Women’s Law Center, Naomi Slack, Associate, Advocacy & Communications, NFPRHA

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Demystifying the 340B Drug Pricing Program for Family Planning Providers
The 340B drug pricing program, which offers discounts on drugs and devices to safety-net providers including Title X- and CDC STD 318-funded health centers, is often a source of confusion for participants. The confusion has only been magnified by departures from the Title X program and entities using different funding streams to access the 340B program. This session will review the basics of 340B, discuss important elements of program compliance, review case study examples, and allow ample time for participants to share real-life scenarios and pose questions.

Speaker: Mindy McGrath, MPH, Senior Director, Advocacy & Communications, NFPRHA

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2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Break in Exhibit Hall

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Conference Welcome; Membership Meeting

All are welcome.

Speaker: Clare Coleman, President & CEO, NFPRHA

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3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Plenary:

"What the (Reproductive) Health": A Conversation with Julie Rovner
Join a moderated conversation with Julie Rovner, chief Washington correspondent for Kaiser Health News and host of KHN's podcast "What the Health," about how reproductive health care policy is covered by the media and how reporters often silo reproductive health from broader health care. Rovner, a health policy journalist who has covered Capitol Hill for nearly 20 years, has a long history covering and reporting on the health care industry and can share her insights and perspectives on public perceptives of family planning and sexual health. She will be joined by NFPRHA's CEO Clare Coleman who will moderate the conversation. 

Speakers: Clare Coleman, President & CEO, NFPRHA (Moderator), Julie Rovner, Chief Washington Correspondent, Kaiser Health News

5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

NFPRHA Orientation

All are welcome.

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

FQHC Affinity Group Meeting

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Municipalities Affinity Group Meeting

6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

Opening Reception in Exhibit Hall

All are welcome. 

Monday, March 9

7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Registration Open

7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

7:15 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.

Bayer Product Theater
Presented by Bayer

No CE credit is offered. Breakfast will be provided by NFPRHA.

8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Plenary:

Crisis Pregnancy Centers
The American Medical Association defines crisis pregnancy centers (CPC) as “organizations that seek to intercept women with unintended pregnancies who might be considering abortion.” CPCs rely on unethical and deceptive practices disguised as legitimate clinical services in order to attract clients. This session will feature a panel of investigative reporters on the front line of exposing the deceptive practices of CPCs, including a discussion of how these practices have adapted over time.

 Speakers: Kami Geoffray, Chief Executive Officer Women’s Health and Family Planning Association of Texas (Moderator), Julia Long, Senior Research Associate, Campaign for Accountability, Sophie Novack, Public Health Reporter, The Texas Observer

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9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Break in Exhibit Hall

10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 

Workshops:

Working with Primary Care Associations to Support Family Planning Access
Primary care associations have played increasingly important roles in shaping priorities and serving as a leader in advocacy for the safety net. In this session, panelists will discuss how PCAs and family planning providers have and should continue to work together to strengthen the family planning safety net.

Speakers: Brenda Burnett, Clinical Quality Consultant, Wyoming Primary Care Association, Amy Moy, Essential Access Health

Introduction to the Judicial Process - NFPRHA's Lawsuits in Context
This presentation will be a simplified presentation about NFPRHA’s lawsuits and how they fit into the larger judicial landscape. It is designed to be interactive and a place for newer NFPRHA members or members who have limited legal and policy backgrounds to ask questions. 

Speakers: Kelsey Grimes, JD, Legal Fellow, NFPRHA, Ruth Harlow, JD, Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU

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Free the Pill
The Free the Pill campaign aims to educate and engage the public in support of an over-the-counter (OTC) oral contraceptive (OC) option in the United States, and supports an OTC pill that is affordable, covered by insurance, and available to people of all ages without a prescription. The OCs OTC Working Group, the coalition behind the campaign, has engaged in a partnership with a pharmaceutical company to submit an OTC application to the FDA for a progestin-only pill. For this workshop session, we will present the case for moving OCs OTC as a way to expand contraceptive access, and will provide medical, youth, and policy perspectives on how to ensure that an OTC OC is available and accessible to all.

Speakers: Mara Gandal-Powers, Director of Birth Control Access and Senior Counsel for Reproductive Rights and Health, National Women’s Law Center, Raegan McDonald-Mosley, Chief Medical Officer, Planned Parenthood Maryland, Yordanos Molla, Advocates for Youth, Britt Wahlin, Vice President for Development and Public Affairs, Ibis Reproductive Health

11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

NFPRHA Awards Luncheon

All are welcome.

1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Break in Exhibit Hall

1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Workshops:

Update on National Campaigns to Advance Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice
National reproductive health, rights, and justice organizations are engaged in several efforts to move the movement forward using a mix of legislative, grassroots, and media methods. Hear from three of these campaigns on their work to make systemic change and how organizations and people across the country can get involved.

Speakers: Jackie Blank, Federal Legislative Strategist and Act for Women Campaign Manager, Center for Reproductive Rights, Jessica Pinckney, Vice President of Government Affairs, In Our Own Voice, Kelsey Ryland, Senior Policy and Legislative Affairs Manager, All* Above All

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How to Leverage Social Marketing for your Organization
Across the public health field, much work is being done to adopt and disseminate community-based social marketing tools and tactics to shape public policy and inspire social change. By showcasing a diverse collection of effective communications campaigns and sharing lessons learned, this session will cover the essential elements of a social marketing approach to reaching and cultivating a larger community for your agency. Learn how to build your agency’s brand through creating engaging content and targeting a desired audience to boost patient recruitment and retention at your agency.

Speakers: Kelley Dennings, Campaigner, Social Marketing Association of North America, Patricia Fonzi, President & CEO, Family Health Council of Central Pennsylvania, Inc., Elizabeth Hart, Communications Director, Tennessee Department of Health, Sierra Ribero, Clinical Lead, Hello Greenlight, an Initiative of Ci3 at the University of Chicago

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2020 Medical Coding Updates
Join the panelists to hear about what’s new in medical coding, with an emphasis on changes relevant to sexual and reproductive health care providers. Presenters will discuss the ongoing negotiations to update Evaluation and Management coding, including a discussion of its implications on family planning providers.

Speakers: Amanda Kimber, MPA, CPC, COBGC, Senior Director, Service Delivery Improvement, NFPRHA, Michael Policar, MD, MPH, Clinical Fellow, NFPRHA; Professor Emeritus, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine

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3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Break in Exhibit Hall

3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Plenary:

Reflecting on 50 Years of Title X
Since Title X’s inception 50 years ago, family planning and sexual health service providers and administrators have worked hand in hand to benefit the lives of millions of people in communities nationwide. In this session, you will have the opportunity to hear from three Title X and NFPRHA leaders that are participating in NFPRHA’s oral history project. 

Speakers: Joseph Alifante, President & CEO, New Jersey Family Planning League, Leslie Laurie, Regional Director for Western Massachusetts, NETA, Margie Seigle, Retired President & CEO, Judy Waxman, Oral Historian, Judy Waxman Consulting (Moderator)

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Expanding Access to IUDs: Resources to Support LILETTA in Your Clinic
Presented by Medicines360.
 No CE credit is offered.

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Roundtables

All are welcome.

6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Family Planning Councils of America Meeting
By invitation only.

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. State Family Planning Administrators Meeting
By invitation only.

Tuesday, March 10

 

7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Registration Open

7:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Title X Service Grantee Session

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Former Title X Service Grantee Session

9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Workshops: 

Recruiting and Onboarding New Sites
Many members are seeking to expand their networks or identify new health center partners to replace previous sites that are no longer in their network. There are many important considerations in selecting and opening or onboarding a new site. This session will describe best practices for recruitment and onboarding and the panel of speakers will share their ‘lessons learned’ from experiences with various types of health center sites.

Speakers: Cara McCarthy, MPH, Reproductive Health Integration Program Monitor, Louisiana Department of Health, Kelly Keeter, MPH, Adult Health Services Unit and Family Planning Program Manager, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services

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Medicaid Peer to Peer: Hot Topics in Medicaid
The family planning safety net landscape is shifting more than any time in recent memory, and some states are once again focusing their attention on Medicaid family planning expansions as a potential path forward. This session is designed to facilitate peer-to-peer interaction on topics related to Medicaid family planning, with a focus on family planning expansion waivers and state plan amendments.

Speakers: Mindy McGrath, MPH, Senior Director, Advocacy & Communications, NFPRHA, Katrin Patterson, MPH, Senior Analyst, Maternal & Child Health, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, Robin Summers, JD, Vice President, Health Care Strategy & Analysis, and Senior Counsel, NFPRHA

Revenue Cycle Management
Effective revenue capture is a fundamental necessity for health center sustainability. Join presenters to hear a case study in one health center’s experience examining claims data to improve revenue capture.

Speakers: Susan D. Gadon, Consultant, Amanda Kimber, MPA, CPC, COBGC, Senior Director, Service Delivery Improvement, NFPRHA, Ruth Ann Ulichney, Reimbursement Manager, Maternal and Family Health Services

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10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Break in Exhibit Hall

11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Plenary:

Is Your Health System Prepared for COVID-19?
Information regarding the novel coronavirus, the disease that it can cause (COVID-19), individual risk of infection, and prevention strategies have saturated the media. However, spread of coronavirus infection throughout the US may have profound impact on the operation of health care facilities, including family planning service sites. This session will highlight preparedness activities for ambulatory health systems to help mitigate the challenges that local spread could present. Drawn mainly from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations, the content will include health care workforce and workplace guidelines that address protocols for when a patient presents with an acute respiratory infection as well as operational guidance to help ensure business continuity.

Speaker: Michael Policar, MD, MPH, Clinical Fellow, NFPRHA; Professor Emeritus, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine

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12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Networking Lunch in Exhibit Hall

Sponsored by Hologic.

12:45 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. 

Workshops:

Increasing Access to Family Planning Services
Increasing access to family planning services requires new and innovative strategies and partnerships and sometimes, a return to traditional methods of delivering services. This session will examine partnerships with community-based organizations to provide reproductive health services to women with substance use disorders and those in recovery and partnerships that expand access to care using mobile health units.

Speakers: Natalie Crouse, Director of Clinical Services, Adagio Health, Cindy Kennedy, Director of Client Services, Maternal and Family Health Services, Bette Saxton, President and Chief Executive Officer, Maternal and Family Health Services, Linda Snyder, PhD, Senior Director, Family Planning Programs, Adagio Health

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Family Planning and the Courts
The courts have long served as an important backstop against harmful administrative and legislative actions at the federal level and in the states, a fact which has been evidenced significantly in the last few years. Yet the courts are undergoing a massive shift in judicial ideology that is likely to have serious repercussions in the years, and perhaps decades, to come, particularly for family planning. This session will explore some of the key family planning-related cases currently pending at the federal level, how things have changed—and continue to change—in the courts, and what this might mean for the future.

Speakers: Ruth Harlow, JD, Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU, Emily Nestler, Senior Staff Attorney, Center for Reproductive Rights, Robin Summers, JD, Vice President, Health Care Strategy & Analysis, and Senior Counsel, NFPRHA

Intergenerational Dynamics at Work
Diversity of experience and perspective can be a real asset to any organization. At the same time, there can be challenges in communication and effective collaboration that arise for intergenerational teams. This session will provide an introduction to understanding common experiences and perspectives of various generations and how they impact approaches to work and communication. A panel representing multiple generations will discuss strategies for improving our understanding of other generations, capitalizing on the strengths of team members from different generations, and creating work environments that foster better collaboration across generations.

Speakers: Leah Georges, PhD, MLS, Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Ed.D. Program in Leadership, Creighton University, Nomsa Khalfani, PhD, Executive Vice President, Essential Access Health, Jacki Witt, JD, MSN, WHNP-BC, Project Director, National Clinical Training Center for Family Planning/University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Nursing, Emily Yeatts, MSW, MPH, Reproductive Health Unit Supervisor, Virginia Department of Health

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2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 

Break

2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. 

Plenary:

Navigating Contraception: Research Results on Contraceptive Journeys
Patients seeking contraception today are impacted by the contraceptive-related experiences they have had in the past. This cumulative experience is often described as a “contraceptive journey.” Presenters will discuss how patient experiences impact contraceptive journeys and how health care providers and public health advocates can incorporate this lens into their work.

Speaker: Rebecca Simmons, PhD, MPH, Research Assistant Professor, University of Utah

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3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Conference Closing Remarks

 

*Agenda subject to change.

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