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Policy Café

Policy Cafe LogoThe Policy Café breakfast series brings together clinics, policymakers, community leaders, researchers and other stakeholders for quarterly discussions on the issues impacting Los Angeles County’s health care landscape. From sessions on state issues to debates at the federal level, and discussions on life after health care reform, the series drives dialogue on today’s hot topics. No podium. No PowerPoint. Just frank conversation.

Investing in our Future: Promoting Policies to Help California’s Children Succeed

Featuring:

Kim Belshé, MPP
Executive Director of First 5 LA

 

Governor Newsom has made the needs of California’s children a focal point of his administration. His Surgeon General is working to address Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and his proposed budget aims to invest about $1.8 billion on a variety of programs designed to boost the state’s enrollment in early education and childcare programs.

Evidence shows that investments in early childhood development and family programs such as developmental screening, home visits, and early learning can yield high returns on investment. Community clinics, hospitals, and community-based organizations serve as gateways for an array of high-quality early childhood programs.

As the state’s largest funder of early childhood, First 5 LA works to strengthen systems, parents and communities so that children succeed. Join us in a discussion with First 5 LA Executive Director and former California Secretary of Health and Human Services to explore how LA can advance the Governor’s goal to improve the health and wellbeing of California’s children and families.

This cafe will take place on Friday, May 24, 2019, from 8:30-10:30am at the Huffington Center at Saint Sophia Cathedral (1324 Normandie Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90006).

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2018 Policy Café Speakers

Dr. Maritza Cabezas, DDS, MPH, Dental Director, Los Angeles Department of Public Health Oral Health Program
Phil Ansell, Director, Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative
Clare Fox, Executive Director, Los Angeles Food Policy Council
Mark Schuster, MD, PhD, Founding Dean and CEO, Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine

2017 Policy Café Speakers

Rep Judy Chu (CA-27)
Beth H. Parker, Chief Legal Counsel of Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California
Sue Dunlap, President and CEO, Planned Parenthood Los Angeles
Ninez Ponce, PhD, MPP, Associate Center Director, UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo (AD-51)
Ana Grande, MAH, Associate Executive Director, Clínica Msr. Oscar A. Romero
Betzabel Estudillo, MSW, Senior Policy Manager, Health and Public Benefits, California Immigrant Policy Center

2016 Policy Café Speakers

Ricardo Lara, California State Senator
Cynthia Buiza, Executive Director of the California Immigrant Policy Center.
Reshma Shamasunder
Deputy Director, Programs, National Immigration Law Center
Clemens Hong, MD, MPH Medical Director, Community Health Improvement, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services
Clemens Hong, MD, MPH
Medical Director, Community Health Improvement, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services

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Dr. Ed Hernandez, California State Senator
Dr. David Hayes-Bautista
David E. Hayes-Bautista, Ph.D. Director of the Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Rusty Selix Executive Director for Public Policy and Legislative Advocate for Mental Health America of California
Rusty Selix, J.D.
Executive Director for Public Policy and Legislative Advocate for Mental Health America of California
Karen Baylor Deputy Director of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders for the Department of Health Care Services
Karen Baylor, Ph.D.
Deputy Director of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders for the Department of Health Care Services

2015 Policy Café Speakers

 

Supervisor Hilda Solis (District 1)
LA County Supervisor Hilda Solis (District 1)
Gabrielle Lessard Health Policy Attorney, National Immigration Law Center
Gabrielle Lessard Health Policy Attorney, National Immigration Law Center
Reshma Shamasunder Executive Director, California Immigrant Policy Center
Reshma Shamasunder Executive Director, California Immigrant Policy Center
Jayanth Kumar, DDS, MPH California State Dental Director
Jayanth Kumar, DDS, MPH California State Dental Director
Jennifer Kent, MPA Director of California Department of Health Care Services
Jennifer Kent, MPA Director of California Department of Health Care Services

2014 Policy Café Speakers

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U.S. Representative Xavier Becerra (CA 34th District)
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Dan Castillo, Chief Executive Officer, LAC+USC Medical Center
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Senator Holly Mitchell (30th District)
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LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl (District 3)
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LA County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky (District 3) (ret.)

Previous Speakers

Bob Baxter, Chief of the LIHP Implementation Section, CADHCS
Erica Murray, Senior Vice President, California Association of Public Hospitals
John Wallace, Chief Operating Officer, L.A. Care Health Plan
David Panush, Director of Government Affairs, Covered California
Lucy Quacinella, Founder and Principal, Multiforum Advocacy Solutions
Anthony Wright, Executive Director, Health Access California
Assembly Member Matthew Dababneh
Howard Kahn, CEO of L.A. Care Health Plan
Kim Belshé, Senior Policy Advisor the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC)
Sandra Shewry, California Healthcare Foundation’s Director of State Health Policy
Dr. Peter Long, Blue Shield of California Foundation
Dr. Paul Song, Visiting Fellow with the Office of the California Insurance Commissioner
Dr. Mitchell Katz, Director, LA County Department of Health Services
Burt Margolin, President of the Margolin Group
Dr. Shana Lavarreda, Director of Health Insurance Studies, UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
Judith Solomon, Vice President for Health Policy, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Gerald F. Kominski, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Senator Ed Hernandez, O.D.
Dr. Beatriz Solis, The California Endowment
Toby Douglas, California Department of Health Care Services
Andy Schneider JD, Medicaid Policy, LLC
Senator Carol Liu
Assembly Member Mike Eng JD
Sarah Varney, Health Reporter for KQED Radio
Richard Kipling, Managing Editor at the Center for Health Reporting
Herb K. Schultz, Regional Director, US Department of Health and Human Services
Dr. E. Richard Brown, Director UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
Robert Hertzberg, California Forward
Jean Ross, California Budget Project
David Holtzman, President, League of Women Voters of Los Angeles
Brendan Huffman, Huffman Public Affairs
Mike Russo, Health Care Advocate, CalPIRG