1000.0 APHA Summit on Health Reform

: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Oral
Historic health reform legislation signed into law this year brings to a close a momentous chapter in a ninety-eight year journey to reform the delivery and financing of health services in our nation. The tasks that lay ahead - to interpret, codify, explain, translate, implement and monitor the law - carry both tremendous opportunities and formidable challenges. The new health reform law will dramatically affect the delivery and financing of health services in our nation, but what does it mean for public health? Join public health practitioners, administrators and clinicians at a groundbreaking daylong Summit on Health Reform designed to prepare and equip public health officials and agencies for implementing the important provisions of the new health law with a particular emphasis on its impact on public health, wellness and prevention. Hear from senior health officials, learn how to plan for implementing the law's provisions in your agency and community, and gain first-hand insight from officials from other states as they share lessons learned in implementing health reform. Hear from the nation's leading experts from within and outside the federal government. Gain a full understanding of the current provisions of the law, including community wellness and prevention activities, workforce development, clinical preventive services, and education and outreach, and the effects of the law on current public health programs Learn how to begin planning for and implementing the new provisions in your agency and community Find out what the $15 billion Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund means for public health Gain first-hand insight from other states as officials share lessons learned in implementing health reform
Session Objectives: 1)Describe how to plan for your agency and community 2)Discuss the current provisions of the law 3)Explain what the $15B Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund mean for public health
Organizer:
Moderators:
Anthony Iton, JD, MD, MPH and Georges C. Benjamin, MD, FACP

8:30am
Opening and Welcome
Georges C. Benjamin, MD, FACP
8:40am
Introduction
Anthony Iton, JD, MD, MPH
Q & A
11:15am
Where the rubber hits the road: Implementing health reform within AHRQ, HRSA and CDC/ATSDR
Ileana Arias, PhD, Carolyn Clancy, MD and Mary Wakefield, PhD, RN
Q & A
Break
Q & A
Lunch
Breakouts I, 12:30PM (see sessions 1000.1, 1000.2, 1000.3, 1000.4)
Breakouts II (repeat), 2:00PM (see sessions 1000.5, 1000.6, 1000.7, 1000.8)

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: APHA

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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