273251 Understanding Your State's Role in Implementing Health Care Reform: New Policies, New Infrastructure and New Collaborations

Monday, October 29, 2012 : 12:50 PM - 1:10 PM

Sandra Naylor Goodwin, PhD MSW , California Institute for Mental Health, Sacramento, CA
Thomas Renfree , County Alcohol and Drug Program Administrators Association of California, Sacramento, CA
Dr. Sandra Goodwin the founding President and CEO of the California Institute for Mental Health (CiMH), has 30 years of professional experience in administration, direct services, planning and policy development at the county and state levels. Dr. Goodwin is currently developing strategies for implementation of healthcare reform as it applies to behavioral health. This body of work includes a focus on the bi-directional integration of mental health, substance use and primary healthcare.Under Dr. Goodwin's leadership, CiMH has provided training and technical assistance to support the Mental Health Services Act (Proposition 63), passed by California voters in 2004. The MHSA focuses on transformation of mental health services by funding strategies that address recovery, resiliency, cultural competency, and reduction of disparities.

Mr. Renfree has represented the County Alcohol and Drug Program Administrators Association of California (CADPAAC) for the past 12 years. He began his work in the field as a legislative advocate for CADPAAC, and in 2006 he was asked to serve as Executive Director of the Association. In this role Tom has been active in statewide efforts to increase local government funding and support for both adult and adolescent alcohol and other drug prevention and treatment services. His leadership goals includes commitments towards better public understanding of substance use disorder issues, and advance public support for substance use disorder programs, their clients, and the workforce that directly provide prevention and treatment services. Tom has a Bachelors Degree in history and political science from the University of California.

Learning Areas:
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe critical collaborations and policy infrastructure that States are building to establish eligibility for services, financing of ‘specialty care,’ and technical/other support for the local implementation of the ACA. Understand the opportunities and challenges of Health Care Reform for the mental health and substance use provider communities.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am President and CEO of the California Institute for Mental Health
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.