Webinars & Presentations

What the Medicaid Expansion Means for California
October 18th, 2012
Nearly 2 million uninsured Californians will become newly eligible for Medi-Cal coverage under the Medicaid expansion resulting from the Affordable Care Act. The expansion increases Medicaid eligibility to 138% FPL and makes sweeping changes to simplify the eligibility and enrollment process for new and existing beneficiaries. Stakeholders will need to stay abreast of federal and state developments to maximize enrollment. This webinar will provide an overview of the Medicaid expansion and current federal policies, how California is preparing for the implementation, and how stakeholders can get engaged. Speakers include Kimberly Lewis, Managing Attorney, National Health Law Program, and Elizabeth Landsberg, Director of Legislative Advocacy, Western Center for Law and Poverty. Session 6 in CHC's Closing the Gap: Making the Most of Health Reform webinar series.
Prevention & Wellness in Health Reform
April 4th, 2012
This webinar describes the benefits of the Prevention Fund for consumers, health advocates and healthcare professionals. The ACA prioritized chronic disease prevention and wellness as critical components of healthcare reform. We review the budget impacts on current and future prevention and wellness provisions, particularly for low-income and communities of color and the impact of the ACA's Community Transformation Grants on LA County. Presenters are Richard Hamburg, Trust for America's Health, and Dr. Paul Simon, Director LA County Department of Public Health. Session 5 in CHC's Closing the Gap: Making the Most of Health Reform webinar series. Starts at approximately 1:05 minutes.
Consumer Education & Engagement
October 11th, 2011
Are consumers actually getting the information they need to be able to take advantage of the ACA’s benefits now and beyond 2014? This webinar focuses on (1) The role of California's Office of the Patient Advocate in developing, coordinating and providing consumer education across the state;(2) Examples of consumer education efforts already underway;(3) Opportunities for consumers and advocates to engage in discussions happening right now. With Sandra Perez, Office of the Patient Advocate and Richard Figueroa, The California Endowment. Listen here. Download the presentations: OPA. California Endowment. Session 4 in CHC's Closing the Gap: Making the Most of Health Reform webinar series.
Health Insurance Exchanges
July 29th, 2011
This webinar provides an overview of what Health Exchanges are required to do, recent activity at the federal level, and an update on the California Health Benefit Exchange including priorities and next steps. Presenters are Edwin Park, Vice President for Health Policy, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and Patricia E. Powers, Acting Administrative Officer, California Health Benefit Exchange. Listen here. Download the presentations. CBPP. CA Health Benefit Exchange. Session 3 in CHC's Closing the Gap: Making the Most of Health Reform webinar series.
State Budget Training: Empowering Your Clients to Share Their Stories
March 15th, 2011
California policymakers are proposing to balance the state budget with drastic cuts to healthcare that will impact our most vulnerable populations. Now is the time for our state leaders to really listen to the families who will be directly impacted by these deep cuts and to learn of alternative revenue solutions. This training provides an easy-to-understand overview of basic budget issues that will help you educate your clients about the budget and the need for real revenue solutions as well as strategies to engage your clients around the state budget and other issues that impact their lives. With Astrid Campos, Organizer for the California Partnership. Download the PowerPoint presentation.
Patient-Centered Medical Homes
February 9th, 2011
Learn from Kristine Thurston Toppe (Director for State Affairs, NCQA), Dr. Brian Prestwich (Medical Director, USC Family Medicine Center at California Hospital) and Ellen Turner (Project Manager, LA Care) about the incentives in health reform legislation that will facilitate the creation and adoption of medical homes. This webinar addresses the differences between how our current safety net functions and the medical home model, ways to track the progress and success of the model, local initiatives to help clinics become medical homes and how patients are being prepared and educated for the transition. Download the presentations: NCQH LA Care Brian Prestwich, MD Session 2 in CHC's Closing the Gap: Making the Most of Health Reform webinar series.
Getting Ready for Health Reform
December 1st, 2010
Hear presentations from Herb K. Shultz, Regional Director for the US Department of Health & Human Services, and Sandra Shewry, Advisor on Health Care Reform for California’s Health & Human Services Agency. Learn where we are with health reform nationally and in California, what to expect in 2011, and how to get involved. Session 1 in CHC's Closing the Gap: Making the Most of Health Reform webinar series.
State Health Care Funding Cuts: Local Communities “Feel the Pain”
March 23rd, 2010
This presentation, given at the Crystal Stairs panel, outlines shortcomings in the California state budget and how budget cuts negatively affect healthcare coverage for residents.
Transforming the Food Resource Environment in Underserved Communities
December 2nd, 2009
Listen to a webinar on the link between the food resource environment and rates of obesity and diet-related chronic disease, particularly among racial and ethnic minorities. The webinar provides an overview of public and private efforts across the country to improve access to affordable and nutritious foods in underserved communities, interventions to attract healthy food outlets and recommendations for community leaders interested in advocating for policy solutions.
Keeping Families Informed: Pandemic H1N1 Flu
November 3rd, 2009
Participate in a valuable webinar presented by the LA Access Coalition and the LA County Department of Public Health about the H1N1 Flu Virus and the role that Certified Application Assistants (CAAs) can play in educating the community.
The Medicaid Waiver: What it Means for the Healthcare Delivery System in California.
October 29th, 2009
Join Lucien Wulsin of Insure the Uninsured Project (ITUP), Peter Harbage of Harbage Consulting, Dianne Heffron of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and Reńe Mollow, of the California Department of Health Care Services for a discussion of California's Medicaid Waiver.




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