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The Chicago Forum for Justice in Health Policy: Challenges to the Healthcare Safety Net in a Reforming Healthcare Environment

On Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Health & Medicine Policy Research Group hosted a forum event on Challenges to the Healthcare Safety Net in a Reforming Healthcare Environment. The forum was the first event in our ongoing The Chicago Forum for Justice in Health Policy, a monthly discussion series about evolving health reform models, challenges, and successes.
 
The Chicago Forum will continue in throughout the year. If you are not yet on Health & Medicine’s mailing list and would like to receive future invitations for our forums and events, click here.

We would also like to share two documents from the forum that were presented by Moderator Rick Wilk: a document on ACA coverage outside of Open Enrollment and another entitled "HRSA and the Affordable Care Act: Accomplishments to Date." You may also view the forum proceedings here.

Forum Panelists Included:
  • Moderator: Rick Wilk, Regional Administrator, Chicago Regional Office - Region V, Health Resources Services Administration 
  • Paul Berrini, Director of Planning, Sinai Health System
  • Kathy Chan, Director of Policy, Cook County Health & Hospitals System
  • Caroline Chapman, Director, Public Benefits Practice Group, LAF
  • Misty Drake, Chief Operating Officer, Chicago Family Health Center
  • Judy Haasis, Executive Director, CommunityHealth
  • Michael Gelder, Senior Health Policy Advisor to Governor Quinn and Executive Director, Governor's Office of Health Innovation and Transformation
About The Chicago Forum for Justice in Health Policy:
Each policy forum in The Chicago Forum for Justice in Health Policy series will focus on health reform efforts both in Illinois and in the Chicago area, including discussions of best practices from around the country.

The Chicago Forum for Justice in Health Policy series will explore issues including:
  • Challenges facing the health care safety net
  • Remaining gaps in coverage after ACA implementation: expanding access to uninsured and underinsured people
  • Ensuring access to care for people involved with the criminal legal system
  • Integrating behavioral health and physical health services
  • Policy solutions to help address scope of practice and healthcare workforce shortages
  • Health reform: moving toward health equity
  • End-of-life planning and care
Each of these policy “deep dive” discussions will feature subject matter experts, including health advocates, practitioners, policymakers, and researchers. 

The Chicago Forum for Justice in Health Policy is supported in part by: