2015 Preliminary Agenda*

Saturday, April 25, 2015

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  

340B University Networking Lunch
No additional cost. 340B University pre-registration required. 

11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

340B University
Apexus will offer a 340B University tailored to meet the needs of the family planning field. This free training will cover 340B basics such as eligibility, recertification, inventory management, Health Resources and Services Administration audit requirements, as well as hot topics, including Medicaid reimbursements and changes to the patient definition. Peer faculty will share leading practices and audit experiences in an interactive format, and participants will leave with tools to promote compliance. No additional cost. Pre-registration is required. Space is now full.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

8:00 a.m. – Noon

NFPRHA Board Meeting
By invitation only.

9:00 a.m. – Noon

Revenue Cycle Trainings
NFPRHA’s popular revenue cycle trainings are free and limited to NFPRHA members - join prior to registering to participate. Pre-registration required.

  • Carpe Revum: Seize the Revenue
    Every dollar of revenue is important to health center sustainability, especially as agencies are asked to do more with less. Third-party payer revenue strengthens finances, but the multiple steps needed to submit claims and collect payments can lead to missed revenue. Designed for both program administrators and clinicians, this session will provide participants with techniques to identify where revenue is going unclaimed and how to fix it. 
    • Nancy Smit, MBA, President & CEO, SHR Associates, Inc.
  • Cost Analysis Considerations
    Conducting a cost analysis is essential to determining appropriate fee schedules and identify areas for cost containment. This session will cover cost analysis models and the information needed to complete each model. Participants will also learn how to interpret cost analysis results and use them to improve health center operations. This training is most appropriate for program administrators.
    • Susan Gadon, MPA, Principal SDG Consulting
  • ICD-10 Implementation
    The ICD-10 code is set to implement in the US in October 2015. This session will provide participants with the tools to implement an ICD-10 conversion. Participants will leave with an ICD-9-to-ICD-10 crosswalk, timeline, and techniques for successful implementation. This training is appropriate for program administrators and clinicians.
    • Ann Finn, Principal, Ann Finn Consulting

Noon - 4:00 p.m. 

Medicaid Summit 2015
Medicaid is currently undergoing significant change, both in terms of the ACA’s eligibility expansion and state-driven changes on long-standing Medicaid policies and protections. At the 2015 National Conference, NFPRHA will launch the next iteration of its well-regarded Medicaid Peer-to-Peer program, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the enactment of Medicaid. Now in its 7th year, the NFPRHA Medicaid Peer-to-Peer meetings bring together family planning program administrators, state Medicaid program staff, and other experts to discuss key issues related to Medicaid and Medicaid-funded family planning. This meeting will include presentations on federal and state Medicaid managed care policies, contracting, and other hot topics. View the preliminary agendaPre-registration required.

  • Erin Armstrong, JD, Staff Attorney, National Health Law Program
  • Alice Berger, RN, MPH, Vice President of Health Care Planning, Planned Parenthood of New York City
  • Karen Davenport, MPA, Director of Health Policy, National Women's Law Center
  • Davida Silverman, JD, Senior Policy Analyst, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
  • Adam Sonfield, MPP, Senior Public Policy Association, Guttmacher Institute
  • Robin Summers, JD, Senior Policy Director, NFPRHA
  • Jodi Tomlonovic, MPA, Executive Director, Family Planning Council of Iowa
  • Linda Wheal, Maternal Health Program Manager, Illinois Department of Healthcare & Family Services
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Family Planning Boot Camp 
This session will provide newcomers to the family planning and sexual health field a strong foundation in programs and policy areas that will be discussed throughout the conference. Boot Camp will include the history of family planning, funding and priority shifts over time, a glossary of important terms and key concepts, and discussion of the evolving health care delivery system. Participants will network in small peer groups to share challenges, strategies, and innovations for the field. Pre-registration is required.

  • Daryn Eikner, MS, Vice President of Health Care Delivery, NFPRHA
  • Colleen Lindsay, MPA, Board Member, NFPRHA
  • Jessica Marcella, MPA, Senior Director of Policy & Advocacy, NFPRHA
  • Illysa Schrager, Manager, Executive Office, NFPRHA

1:00 p.m. -  4:00 p.m.

Confidential & Covered: Focus Groups
By invitation only.

3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

FQHC Affinity Group
Join fellow NFPRHA members working at community health centers for a discussion of the unique challenges and opportunities related to family planning service provision in the federally qualified health center (FQHC) setting. Open to FQHC staff only.

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

NFPRHA Orientation
Newcomers to NFPRHA or the National Conference are invited to learn more about NFPRHA benefits and services from staff and longtime members. Non-members welcome.

  • Catherine Fish, MSW, Membership Manager, NFPRHA
  • Burke Hays, MPH, Policy Manager, NFPRHA
  • Amanda Kelinson, MPA, Manager, Health Care Delivery, NFPRHA
  • Linda Wheal, Maternal Health Program Manager, Illinois Department of Healthcare & Family Services
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 

Opening Night Reception
Come celebrate the outreach and enrollment successes of NFPRHA members. Over the past year, NFPRHA's Get Covered: Family Planning project has helped hundreds of thousands of patients learn about the benefits of the ACA and enroll in new, more affordable health coverage. Mingle with colleagues and exhibitors while toasting this work and enjoying heavy hors d'oeuvres in the Exhibit Hall. Attendance is included with full conference registration.

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Medicines360 Dinner
Celebrate Medicine360’s newly announced first product! During a brief presentation, learn about the innovative not-for-profitpharmaceutical company that designs healthcare products forwomen and expands access through novel approaches. Since2009, Medicines360 has been on the journey to empower allwomen, regardless of socioeconomic status, to take charge of theirhealthcare choices. By partnering with pharmaceutical companies,Medicines360 will demonstrate that taking a socially responsibleapproach is good for business. Pre-registration required.

Monday, April 27

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Membership Meeting & OPA Briefing
NFPRHA’s Board Chair and CEO will open the conference with the annual presentation of NFPRHA’s strategic priorities and financial status. Following the presentation, staff from the Office of Population Affairs (OPA) will discuss their newest strategic initiatives to support the Title X network and advance high-quality family planning service delivery nationwide. All are welcome. 

  • Warren Brodine, President, W.J. Brodine & Co./Board Chair, NFPRHA (IL)
  • Clare Coleman, President & CEO, NFPRHA
  • Christina Lachance, MPH, Public Health Advisor, Office of Population Affairs, US Department of Health and Human Services
  • Susan Moskosky, MS, WHNP-BC, Acting Director, Office of Population Affairs, US Department of Health and Human Services
  • Tasmeen Weik, DrPH,  Office of Population Affairs, US Department of Health and Human Services
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Bridging the Divide: Examining Obstacles to Partnerships with Primary Care
Partnerships between Title X-funded health centers and federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) are important to ensure continued viability and success of the safety net in a changing health care landscape. Notwithstanding, differences between the grant programs (e.g., the sliding fee scales, grant restrictions, and scope of services) often create challenges to establishing formal referral arrangements.  This session will provide insights and information from an FQHC program legal expert to help family planning providers more effectively advocate for and execute binding partnerships with primary care.

  • Warren Brodine, President, W.J. Brodine & Co./Board Chair, NFPRHA (IL)
  • Daryn Eikner, MS, Vice President of Health Care Delivery, NFPRHA
  • Carrie Bill Riley, JD, Partner, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell 
Noon - 1:15 p.m. 

Quality Family Planning Recommendations 
It has been one year since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Office of Population Affairs released the QFP recommendations. This lunch session will highlight the framework outlined in the QFP and explore the relationship between core family planning and other preventive services. Speakers will discuss approaches to contraceptive counseling, patient management, coding, and how the QFP contributes to the suite of family planning guidelines.

  • Clare Coleman, President & CEO, NFPRHA
  • Nancy Mautone-Smith, MSW, LCSW, Public Health Advisor, 
  • Susan Moskosky, MS, WHNP-BC, Acting Director, Office of Population Affairs, US Department of Health and Human Services
  • Michael Policar, Md, MPH, Clinical Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Social Media Lab
Meet one-on-one with NFPRHA Communications Director, Audrey Sandusky, to discuss their own social media challenges and get answers to their questions about establishing a social media program. Drop ins welcome..

2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Quality Family Planning Workshops

  • Adding Primary Care Services to Family Planning Settings
    The QFP recommends that family planning visits include provision of, or referral to, other preventive health services. Implementing comprehensive or limited primary care services are two options to ensure family planning providers are offering high-quality, coordinated care to meet this recommendation. In this session, family planning providers who have added primary care services will share their experiences and offer best practices for implementation. 
    • Cathy Bright, Associate Vice President of Services, Planned Parenthood Mar Monte (CA)
    • Penny Dickey, MPH, COO, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland (IA)
    • Evelyn Kieltyka, MSN, MS, Senior Vice President, Program Services, Maine Family Planning
  • Best Practices for LARC Reimbursement
    Women should have affordable access to all contraceptives, including long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) methods. However, high costs, inconsistent insurance coverage, and reimbursement policies create unique challenges for providing LARC methods. Panelists will debut a new guide to help providers understand public and private coverage requirements and navigate barriers related to the high cost of LARC methods for health centers and their patients.
    • Mara Gandal-Powers, JD, Counsel for Health and Reproductive Rights, National Women's Law Center
    • Alicia Luchowski, MPH, Director, LARC Program & Health Care for Underserved Women, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
    • Kirsten Thompson, MPH, Project Director, Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, University of California, San Francisco
  • Best Practices in Serving Special Populations
    A core premise of the Title X Guidelines is that quality services are client-centered, which includes providing services in a respectful and culturally competent matter to the following key special populations: LGBTQ individuals, adolescents, persons with limited English proficiency, and persons living with disabilities. This session will highlight NFPRHA member best practices in serving special populations.
    • Manel Silva, MD, MPH, Medical Director, HIV Network Services (NY)
    • Tara Thomas-Gale, MPH, Practice Administrator, Denver Health (CO)
    • Sandra Wolf, MD, Medical Director, Women's Care Center of Drexel University, College of Medicine (PA)
  • Principles for Providing Quality Counseling 
    Providing quality counseling is an essential component of patient-centered care. This session will address how to provide patients with quality counseling enabling them to make and follow through on decisions about their contraceptive use. This workshop will cover the five principles for providing quality counseling, offer strategies to incorporate these principles into all patient encounters, and demonstrate motivational interviewing techniques to maximize rapport and promote healthy behaviors.
    • Karen Dluhosh, MC, Project Director, Cardea (WA)
  • Reproductive Life Plans and Preconception Health Services
    The QFP recommends that preconception care and reproductive life planning be incorporated into each medical visit for women and men of reproductive age. This workshop will clarify requirements for providing preconception health services and provide strategies to help patients think through their reproductive life plans.
    • Michael Policar, Md, MPH, Clinical Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco
3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Workshop Session

  • ACA Litigation Update
    Although the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2012, litigation challenging aspects of the law has continued. In March, the Supreme Court will hear the most significant challenge to the ACA since 2012, King v. Burwell, which challenges the availability of the ACA’s premium tax credits in the federally facilitated exchanges. This session will explore the case and the potentially significant ramifications for health care providers and the patients they serve.
    • Gretchen Borchelt, JD, Vice President for Health and Reproductive Rights, National Women's Law Center
    • Mindy McGrath, MPH, Policy Director, NFPRHA
    • Jane Perkins, JD, MPH, Legal Director, National Health Law Program
  • Delivery System and Payment Reform
    A number of states are exploring reforms to their Medicaid delivery systems by seeking ways to reduce costs, improve quality, and make Medicaid more sustainable. Although approaches vary by state, changing how services are paid for through Medicaid is a common theme. This workshop will explore the current state of delivery system reform, payment reform models, and the tools that family planning providers and administrators can use to get a seat at their state’s reform table.
    • Leonardo Cuello, JD, Director, Health Reform, National Health Law Program
    • Melissa Hansen, MPH, Program Principal, National Conference of State Legislators
    • Robin Rudowitz, MPA, Associate Director, Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, Kaiser Family Foundation
  • Patient-Centered Specialty Practice Designation
    Quality designations, like the National Committee of Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient-Centered Specialty Practice recognition (PCSP), offer family planning providers the opportunity to improve quality and sustainability by adhering to national standards of care. In 2013, NFPRHA formed a Leadership Learning Collaborative to provide guidance and technical assistance to four family planning organizations as they pursued PCSP. This session will share best practices and lessons learned from these early adopters, including an overview of the PCSP standards, the benefits of seeking PCSP recognition, and additional resources for organizations interested in seeking this designation in the future. 
    • Marci Eads, PhD, Principal, Health Management Associates
    • Henrietta S. Milward, RN, BS, PCMH CCE, Assistant Director & Executive Reviewer, National Committee for QWQuality Assurance
    • Linda Snyder, DrPH, Director of Evaluation and Strategic Analysis, Adagio Health (PA)
    • Sandra Williams, LPN, MPA, Senior Director MIC Women's Health Services, Physicians Recognition Program, Public Health Solutions (NY)
  • Perspectives on Stigma 
    Providers of and advocates for family planning share a common challenge with their counterparts working on other sexual health services: stigma. In this session, principals and experts from organizations focused on stigmatized health services including abortion, HIV care, and STD treatment for men who have sex with men, will discuss how they tackle the challenge of stigma in their work. Panelists will share what their organizations are doing to change public perceptions of the services they support and provide strategies for understanding and combating stigma.
    • Isaiah Webster III, Associate Director, Capacity Building Assistance, National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Director
    • Dana Cropper Williams, MPA, MHR, Director of Technical Assistance & Health Equity Promotion, National Coalition of STD Directors
    • Melanie Zurek, EdM, Executive Director, Provide
  • Using Data to Make the Case for Family Planning
    For a third consecutive year, the Family Planning Annual Report (FPAR) indicates that the Title X family planning program is facing a dramatic decline in patient volume despite a growing demand for services. The federal data is reinforced by new research highlighting the increasing need for publicly funded family planning services. Learn to use key data points to develop and advance a compelling narrative to use in advocacy efforts.
    • Christina Fowler, PhD, MPH, Senior Health Services Research Analyst, RTI International
    • Kinsey Hasstedt, MPH, Public Policy Associate, Guttmacher Institute
    • Amy Moy, Vice President of Public Affairs, California Family Health Council
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Patient Experience Cocktail Reception
Come join the Patient Experience Cocktail Reception to see what "Experience Challenges" patience (and providers) face around the country, straight from your colleagues and peers. Join the hosts, UPIC Health, LLC, the National First Affordable Care Contact Center and DocASAP, Inc.: the Leading Digital Patient Engagement Platform in Family Planning, for drinks and hors d'oeuvres. Attendance is included with full conference registration.

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

Family Planning Councils of America Meeting
Attendance by invitation only.

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

State Family Planning Administrators Meeting
Attendance by invitation only. 

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Monuments by Night Tour
Visit the nation’s most iconic sites on a nighttime bus tour to the national monuments. Learn about the monuments’ history from seasoned guides, and hop off the bus to enjoy beautiful Washington, DC. Tickets available for $35. Pre-registration required.

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

Obvious Child Screening
Catch an after-hours screening of the hilarious film Obvious Child. Jenny Slate plays an aspiring comedienne who faces an unintended pregnancy and the realities of independent womanhood in this journey of self-discovery and empowerment. Rated R for language and sexual content. Free for conference attendees.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open

8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Outreach and Enrollment Lessons from the Field
Enjoy a plated breakfast while hearing from NFPRHA and OPA outreach and enrollment grantees about their experiences doing outreach and enrollment work in the field in a variety of regions and settings. With the recent conclusion of the ACA's second open enrollment period, panelists will answer questions about how health care enrollment activities have impacted their organizations, the challenges they faced, successful tactics for in-reach and outreach, goal setting, and how their work continues to evolve and move forward.

  • Claire Manning, Field Director, Get Covered: Family Planning, NFPRHA
  • Emily Nichols, MPH, Director of Operations, Family Practice & Counseling Network (PA)
  • Catriona Reynolds, Clinic Manager, Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic (AK)
  • Melinda Thomas, Enrollment Assistance Project Coordinator, Maine Family Planning
9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Hill Education 101
Effectively engage with lawmakers and their staff by gaining a basic understanding of the federal budget and appropriations process, an overview of policy priorities, and tips for communicating in preparation for Hill Education Day. Speakers will provide resources and insights to help participants educate lawmakers and their staff about the importance of publicly funded family planning and sexual health care services. A breakout for government employees is designed specifically for those who want to learn how to educate lawmakers about their programs without crossing into the terrain of advocacy or lobbying.

  • Laura Churchill, MS FNP-BC, Deputy Director of Public Health and Clinical Services, Greene County Public Health, Family Planning
  • Greta Klingler, MPH, Family Planning Supervisor, Colorado Department of Health and Environment 
  • Alison MacDonald, MPA, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Senator Jeanne Shaheen (NH)
  • Sharon McAllister, Independent Consultant (WA)
  • Melanie Rainer, JD, MEd, Senior Counsel, Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee
  • Laurel Sakai, Legislative Assistant, Office of US Senator Richard Blumenthal (CT)
9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Peer-to-Peer Roundtables
Participants will have the opportunity to share their experiences and get advice from colleagues at facilitated roundtables on issues critical to the field.

1. Serving Male Patients
Dominique Lee, Director of Patient Services, Planned ParenthoodArizona

2. Serving Teen Patients
Stephanie Schilli, Senior Manager, Family Planning,AccessMatters (PA)

3. Outreach and Enrollment Strategies
Sandra Wolf, MD, Medical Director, Women’s Care Center of Drexel University College of Medicine (PA)

4. Measuring Patient Experience
Catriona Reynolds, Clinic Manager, Kachemak Bay FamilyPlanning Clinic (AK)

5. Using Social Media for Outreach
Jennifer Thibodeau, MPH, Director, Communications & Marketing, Maine Family Planning

6. Preparing For ICD-10 Implementation
Veronica Galas, RN, Clinical Services Manager, Carson CityHealth and Human Services (NV)

7. EHR Implementation
Joanne Hermiston, MBA, CEO, Women’s Health Services ofEastern Iowa

8. Advocating for LARC Reimbursement
Stephanie Derr, MSN, RN, Director, Division of Women’s Health,South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control

9. Billing Commercial Insurance
Mandi Edwards, Health Information/Legal & Billing Director,South Texas Family Planning & Health Corporation

10. Financial Sustainability Planning 
Susan Levy, RN, JD, Executive Director, Boulder Valley Women’sHealth Center (CO)

11. Succession Planning
Cindy Stewart, CEO, Family Health Council of CentralPennsylvania

12. Leadership Development
Karen Edlund, RN, BSN, Director, Family Planning Program,Massachusetts Department of Public Health

13. Effective Approaches to Community Advisory Groups
Hector Campos, Project Director, Cardea (TX)

11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

NFPRHA Awards Luncheon
Celebrate the outstanding work being done across NFPRHA’s membership. Honor your family planning colleagues at this annual celebration. One luncheon ticket is included with full conference registration.

1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Workshop Session 

  • ACA Outreach and Enrollment on a Shoestring Budget 
    Despite a significant lack of funding, some NFPRHA members have successfully created effective outreach and enrollment programs. Members will share their best practices and lessons learned for successful enrollment activities on a shoestring budget. This workshop will also highlight NFPRHA resources available to support all members in their outreach and enrollment efforts.
    • Claire Manning, Field Director, NFPRHA
    • Helene Rimberg, PsyD, Reproductive Health Program Manager, Oregon Health Authority
    • Linda Snyder, DrPH, Director of Evaluation and Strategic Analysis, Adagio Health (PA)
    • Mary Wynne-Peaspanen, Executive Director, Family Planning Association of Northeast Ohio, Inc.
  • Confidential & Covered: Legal and Policy Strategies
    Over the next three years Confidential & Covered,  one of the three projects that make up OPA’s ACA Collaborative, will investigate federal and state laws and policies related to confidentiality, third-party billing, and insurance claims. Panelists will discuss how federal and state commercial insurance regulations and laws impact family planning providers’ ability to bill providers and not breach patient privacy, and how Medicaid statute and state implementation may support or hinder access to confidential payment. Participants will gain concrete examples of approaches to change policy in states to better protect confidentiality in the insurance process. 
    • Abigail English, JD, Director, Center for Adolescent Health and the Law
    • Julie Lewis, MPH, Policy Director, NFPRHA
    • Robin Summers, JD, Senior Policy Director, NFPRHA
  • Ensuring the Health of Immigrant Families
    Despite an overwhelming need for health care access and coverage for all uninsured individuals, coverage for aspiring citizens has been denied by Congress. Learn about the policies, priorities, and activities that health care advocates are pushing to ensure that the immigration reform package is inclusive of health benefits. Speakers will offer opportunities for advocacy on the federal level and discuss ways to partner with other organizations advocating for health access and equity.
    • Natalie Camastra, Senior Policy Analyst, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
    • Courtney Kerster, Legislative Director, Office of Congresswoman Michelle Lujan-Grisham (NM)
    • Angel Padilla, MPA, Health Policy Analyst, National Immigration Law Center
  • Making Your Message Count
    As the media landscape changes, so must an organization’s approach to communications. This workshop will cover the full spectrum of communications work, from traditional media outreach to campaign planning and social media strategy, and equip participants with the skills and knowledge needed to advance their advocacy agenda. Panelists will share their strategies for creating effective messages that attract and influence policy makers and the public, and offer guidance on identifying the right storytelling elements that will resonate with the right audience.  
    • Tara Culp-Ressler, Health Editor, ThinkProgress
    • Sabrina Hersi Issa, CEO, Be Bold Media
    • Destiny Lopez, MPA, Deputy Director, All* Above All
  • State Insurance Commissioners: A Path Towards Positive Policy Change in your State
    Even in the post-ACA era, the health insurance industry is largely regulated at the state level by the state insurance commissioner. State insurance commissioners influence policy issues including network adequacy, essential community provider standards, and insurance issuer compliance with market reforms. State advocacy is an important tool for affecting insurance policies. This workshop will give examples and strategies for how to work effectively with state insurance commissioners and other key stakeholders to improve insurance policies.
    • Greta Klingler, MPH, Family Planning Supervisor, Colorado Department of Health and Environment
    • Susan Voss, JD, VP/General Counsel, American Enterprise Group, Inc. (IA)
2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Drawing the Line on Religious Refusals: A Conversation
While the Supreme Court’s decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. brought the concept of religious refusals into the national spotlight, the issue is not new for health care and social justice advocates. From family planning and sexual health to LGBTQ rights, an effort is underway to allow any person or entity to opt out of providing services or serving people in the name of religious belief. In this session, leaders from the reproductive rights and LGBTQ movements will weigh in about religious refusals, new threats on the horizon, and why this issue is a priority.

  • Rea Carey, MPA, Executive Director, National LGBTQ Task Force
  • Clare Coleman, President & CEO, NFPRHA
  • Louise Melling, JD, Deputy Legal Director/Center for Liberty Director, American Civil Liberties Union 
  • Jon O'Brien, President, Catholics for Choice
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Griswold v. Connecticut Gala Reception
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Griswold v. Connecticut Supreme Court decision. NFPRHA’s only fundraiser of the year will be held at the historic Decatur House, just steps away from the White House. Enjoy a free docent-led historical tour and make lasting memories at the Griswold photo booth. Discounted tickets available with full conference registration.

 Wednesday, April 29, 2015

8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

NFPRHA's Work to Secure the Future of Title X
The Title X network has weathered enormous upheaval over thepast six years. It has adapted to ACA-driven changes in health caredelivery and implemented revised program requirements and clinicalrecommendations for the first time in a decade, all while stretchingcapacity without any new service delivery dollars in the last fiveyears. The recent change in Senate control, coupled with the ObamaAdministration’s goal to secure the ACA as its lasting legacy, hascreated both policy opportunities and challenges for the field. Hearfrom NFPRHA President & CEO Clare Coleman and NFPRHA’s policyteam about the lay of the land in Washington, key priorities, and ourforecast of what’s to come.

  • Clare Coleman, President & CEO, NFPRHA
  • Burke Hays, MPH, Policy Manager, NFPRHA
  • Jessica Marcella, MPA, Senior Director of Policy & Advocacy, NFPRHA
  • Mindy McGrath, MPH, Policy Director, NFPRHA
  • Robin Summers, JD, Senior Policy Director, NFPRHA

9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Capitol Hill Education Day
NFPRHA encourages National Conference attendees to meet with their congressional offices while they are in the Washington, D.C. area. NFPRHA will arrange congressional visits for interested attendees and provide transportation to and from the Westin Alexandria and Capitol Hill. Pre-registration is required.

* Subject to change

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