8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Open
Breakfast served 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
|8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Trends in Health Care & Membership Meeting
NFPRHA’s Board Chair and CEO will open the conference with the annual presentation of NFPRHA’s strategic priorities, membership growth, new initiatives, and financial performance. Following the meeting, health industry expert, Brenda Pawlak, will preview emerging trends in the health care economy and discuss how publicly funded family planning providers can most effectively adapt. All are welcome.
- Clare Coleman, President & CEO, NFPRHA
- Margie Fites Seigle, Board Chair, NFPRHA
- Brenda Pawlak, Director, Manatt Health Solutions
| 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Outreach & Enrollment Clinic
Visit NFPRHA’s Get Covered: Family Planning project staff to learn more about how to expand your health center’s outreach and enrollment efforts. Get insights from seasoned NFPRHA field organizers who are assisting health care centers with ACA enrollment and Medicaid eligibility triage. Talk to NFPRHA members about how they have implemented and ramped up outreach and enrollment in their health centers. Order free, focus group-tested outreach and enrollment materials designed specifically for use with patients who are in need of health insurance. Drop in at any time.
|11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
- Contracting with Third-Party Payers
Gain insight about building relationships with Third-Party Payers (TPPs) from the team working on the next Life After 40 case study. This session is intended for individuals whose responsibilities include working with TPPs in any capacity.
- Susan Gadon, MPA, Consultant, SDG Health
- Jamie Pearson, MPA, Chief Financial Officer, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland (IA)
- Annie Vosel, RN, Title X Director, Alabama Department of Public Health
- Improving the Patient Experience for Vulnerable Populations
Learn how providers can strengthen their capacity to meet the unique needs of Latina, African American, and transgender patients. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the service delivery obstacles to accessing quality care. Practices for creating a culturally-sensitive patient environment will be presented.
- Rachel Baum, MSW, Deputy Director of Reproductive Health Programs, Public Health Solutions (NY)
- Courtney Christian, MPA, Director of Policy and Advocacy, Black Women’s Health Imperative
- Kimberly Inez McGuire, Director of Public Affairs, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
- Harper Jean Tobin, JD, Director of Policy, National Center for Transgender Equality
- Managing Change Related to FQHC Engagement
Changes in the health care environment are motivating many publicly funded family planning providers to change the way they operate in order to remain viable. Engaging with FQHCs is one strategy that can lead to a more sustainable business model, while maintaining a mission to provide high quality health services in a safety-net setting. This interactive session shares highlights from NFPRHA’s recently published Life After 40 case study, Sustainability Solutions: How Title X Programs and FQHCs Can Work Together.
- Paula Dube, RN, Clinical Quality Improvement Coordinator, HealthReach Community Health Centers (ME)
- Lawreen Duel, Director of Operations, Finger Lakes Community Health (NY)
- Deb Farmer, President & CEO, Westside Family Health Center (CA)
- Evelyn Kieltyka, MSN, MS, FNP, Senior Vice President, Family Planning Association of Maine
- Jenny Sheehan, MPH, Consultant, JLYS Consulting
- Quality Measurement
The shift towards financing tied to quality in the US health care system has significant consequences for the safety net. It will be increasingly important that family planning services and providers be able to demonstrate their value in achieving positive health outcomes and reducing health care costs. This session will provide an overview of ongoing efforts to advance nationally recognized measures for the field, including a contraceptive quality measure.
- Loretta Gavin, MPH, PhD, Senior Health Scientist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Reproductive Health
- Mytri Singh, MPH, Director of Clinical Quality Improvement, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
- Supreme Court Update
This summer, the US Supreme Court will decide whether employers can make decisions about the family planning and sexual health care their employees receive. This workshop will address the high Court's review of the contraceptive coverage cases, including the arguments made, the Court's likely decision-making tree, and the decision’s potential implication for the safety net and beyond.
- Brigitte Amiri, JD, Senior Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union
- Gretchen Borchelt, JD, Senior Counsel & Director of State Reproductive Health Policy, National Women’s Law Center
- Robin Summers, JD, Senior Policy Director, NFPRHA
|12:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Honor the outstanding work of NFPRHA’s membership at this annual presentation of member-nominated awards. One ticket is included with full conference registration.
|2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
- Group Purchasing of Electronic Health Records
Drawing from the Life After 40’s Steps to Group Purchasing of an Electronic Health Record (EHR) System case study snapshot, this workshop will present the cost savings model of group purchasing. Learn the steps for successfully purchasing and customizing a shared EHR system.
- Randy Hountz, MBA, Principal Advisor - Operations, Purdue Healthcare Advisors
- Melinda Konrath, RN, Executive Director, Northern Indiana MCH Network
- Kimberly Poland, Vice President of Client Engagement, iSALUS Healthcare
- Gayla Winston, MPH, President & CEO, Indiana Family Health Council
- Improving Sexual and Reproductive Health Outcomes in the South
Learn about important themes and outcomes from the Sexual and Reproductive Health in the South meeting series hosted by NFPRHA, the National Coalition of STD Directors, and the New Morning Foundation. Takeaways include a template with instructions for recreating this meeting format in your community or state.
- Michelle Allen, State STD Director, Georgia Department of Public Health
- Greg Gabbert, Youth Advocacy Coordinator, AIDS Alabama
- Nancy Keohane, MSN, RN, WHNP, Family Planning Programs Supervisor, Virginia Department of Health
- William Smith, Executive Director, National Coalition of STD Directors
- Medicaid Managed Care and Family Planning
Hear from industry experts about the growing role of Medicaid Managed Care (MMC) and what it means for family planning. Learn about trends important to your work, including quality measures, and take-away tips for contracting and working with MMCs on payments and rates.
- Amy Ingham, Medicaid Policy Manager, Medicaid Health Plans of America
- Debbie Kilstein, BSN, MBA, JD, Vice President of Quality Management and Operational Support, Association for Community Affiliated Plans
- Dana Thomas, JD, Government Relations Director, WellPoint, Inc.
- Outreach and Enrollment Strategies for Family Planning Providers
Under the new health care law, millions of uninsured women and men are newly eligible for Medicaid or qualify for consumer-friendly premium tax credits to help them purchase coverage in the health insurance marketplaces. This workshop will discuss cost-free tools for reaching, engaging with, and educating patients to help them obtain health coverage.
- Karimah Baptiste, MA, Outreach & Enrollment Coordinator, Swope Health Services (MO)
- Nancy Clack, Project Director, Get Covered: Family Planning, NFPRHA
- Bette Saxton, CEO, Maternal and Family Health Services, Inc. (PA)
- Sandra Wolf, MD, Medical Director, Women’s Care Center of Drexel University College of Medicine (PA)
- State Policy Strategies for Protecting the Insured’s Confidentiality
Learn successful approaches to advancing confidentiality policies including coalition building, legislative advocacy, and working with state insurance regulatory agencies.
- Emily Elman, MPH, Policy and Research Analyst, Reproductive Health Program, Oregon Health Authority
- Greta Klinger, MPH, Family Planning Supervisor, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
- Susan Yolen, Vice President, Public Policy and Advocacy, Planned Parenthood of Southern New England
|4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Early Experience of Health Care Reform
The nation has moved from “preparing for implementation” and “ACA readiness” to an era of modern service delivery and broader health coverage. With the key elements of the health care law in effect, there will now be intense focus on patients’ early experience and health systems’ prospects for long-term sustainability. Learn about the administration’s planned data collection efforts, similar efforts by non-public entities, strategies to assess the system’s capacity to respond, and potential approaches to integrate likely queries into existing administrative policies.
- Mayra Alvarez, MHA, Associate Director, Office of Minority Health, US Department of Health and Human Services
- Warren Brodine, President, W.J. Brodine & Co.Julie Rabinovitz, MPH, President & CEO, California Family Health Council, Inc.
- Julie Rabinovitz, MPH, President & CEO, California Family Health Council
- Adam Sonfield, MPP, Senior Public Policy Associate, Guttmacher Institute
|6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Old Town Alexandria Walking & Culinary Tour
Walking tour ticket holders will gather in Courthouse Square, across the street from the Westin’s main entrance. Participants will be split into two groups. Please arrive a few minutes early as the first group will depart promptly at 6:00 p.m. Pre-registration required.
|6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Family Planning Councils of America Meeting
Attendance by invitation only.
|7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
After Tiller Documentary Screening
Join us for a screening of this impactful documentary, which intimately explores the experiences of abortion providers in the wake of the 2009 assassination of Dr. George Tiller. All are welcome.