Texas Health Care Summit: Health Today, Health Care Tomorrow


Texas Health Care Summit: Health Today, Health Care Tomorrow

Update

Materials from the event:


 

The Center for Health and Social Policy at The University of Texas at Austin and the National Coalition on Heath Care partnered together to host a discussion with scholars, experts, and stakeholders in health and health care at the Health Today, Health Care Tomorrow summit on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.

The forum focused on what the research says about three major challenges:

  • Children’s health care and health, including the lifelong impacts of adverse childhood experiences and the early onset of chronic diseases
  • The changing demographics of the patient population in Texas and nationally
  • Social determinants of health that contribute to the rising incidence of chronic conditions

We then examined policy options and advances in practice to address these challenges, including:

  • Improvements in the delivery and coordination of care
  • Better integration of medical care and social services
  • Advanced payment models and reforms in the structure and rules of private insurance and social insurance programs
  • Advances in medical education to prepare physicians and other providers for the challenges ahead

SPEAKERS:

  • Georges Benjamin – Executive Director, American Public Health Association; former Secretary, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Frederick Cerise – President and CEO, Parkland Health & Hospital System; Commissioner, Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC)
  • Tricia Brooks – Senior Fellow, Center for Children and Families, Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy
  • Susan Distefano – CEO, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital
  • Jamie Dudensing – CEO, Texas Association of Health Plans
  • Mark Hayward – Professor of Sociology, Centennial Commission Professor in the Liberal Arts, and Director, Population Health Initiative, University of Texas at Austin
  • Clay Johnston – inaugural Dean, Dell Medical School, University of Texas at Austin
  • Jack Lewin – Chairman, National Coalition on Health Care; former Director of Health for the state of Hawaii and CEO of the California Medical Association
  • Cynthia Osborne – Director, Center for Health and Social Policy; Director, Child and Research Partnership; and Associate Professor of Public Affairs, LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin
  • Ben Raimer, President-Elect of the Texas Pediatric Society, Senior Vice President, Health Policy & Legislative Affairs, University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston (unable to attend due to travel issues)
  • John Rother – President and CEO, National Coalition on Health Care; former Executive Vice President for Policy, Strategy, and International Affairs, AARP
  • Charles Smith – Executive Commissioner, Texas Health and Human Services Commission

 

AGENDA:

OPENING REMARKS

  • Cynthia Osborne, Associate Professor of Public Affairs and Director, Center for Health and Social Policy, LBJ School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin
  • John Rother, President and CEO, National Coalition on Health Care

KEYNOTE

  • Charles Smith, Executive Commissioner, Texas Health and Human Services Commission

PRESENTATIONS AND DISCUSSION

  • John Rother 
  • Cynthia Osborne
  • Mark Hayward, Professor of Sociology and Director, Population Health Initiative, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Georges Benjamin, Executive Director, American Public Health Association
  • Tricia Brooks, Senior Fellow, Center for Children and Families, Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy

LEADERSHIP PERSPECTIVES

  • Jack Lewin (Moderator), Chairman, National Coalition on Health Care
  • Frederick Cerise, Commissioner, Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) and CEO, Parkland Health and Hospital System
  • Susan Distefano, CEO, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital
  • Jamie Dudensing, CEO, Texas Association of Health Plans
  • Ben Raimer, President-Elect, Texas Pediatric Society, and Professor, The University of Texas Medical Branch

KEYNOTE

  • Clay Johnston, Dean, Dell Medical School, The University of Texas at Austin

CLOSING REMARKS

  • John Rother

 

Registration: txhealth.eventbrite.com

Please contact chasp@austin.utexas.edu with questions.