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March 27, 2018




8:30 - 9:00     Sign-in and Breakfast


9:00 - 9:30     Welcome Remarks

                       Scott Darius, J.D., Florida Voices for Health

             Learn more about the work of Florida Voices for Health and our plans for the coalition in 2018.


9:30 - 10:30    Tallahassee Recap: 2018 FL Legislative Session Debrief

                        Get a breakdown of bills that passed and failed during this year’s legislative session. We’ll also discuss the final budget and what that

                        means for all Floridians.


10:30 - 12:00   Beyond the ACA: New Ideas to Make Health Care Work

                        Patrick Finnerty, Founder of PWF Consulting and former Medicaid Director of Virginia

                            Ethan Chernin, Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of BayCare Physician Partners

                        Beyond the highly partisan debate, there are real and innovative solutions to fix the American health care system. We’ll discuss

                        opportunities and models to increase access to care and to improve the delivery of health care.


12:00 - 12:30   Lunch

                        An opportunity to network and begin building relationships with other individuals and partner organizations in the Florida Voices for 

                        Health coalition. Come meet some new allies as we Fight Like Health.

12:30 - 1:30     The Social Determinants of Health: From Theory to Policy

                        Andrea Peaten, Community Immunization Liaison, FL Department of Health-Pinellas

                            Karen Clay, Board Co-Chair, Florida Alliance for Assisitve Services and Technology

                        It is widely accepted that having health insurance is only a small part of getting healthy. This panel discussion will feature speakers from

                        across the spectrum of health and social justice issues as we work to build a common platform and better policies.


1:30- 3:00        BREAKOUT SESSIONS


                         Breakout #1 - The Healthy Florida: St. Pete Project

                         Katie Vicsik, Advocacy Director, Florida Voices for Health

                             Marissa Davis, Tampa Bay Healthcare Collaborative

                         Florida Voices has embarked on an exciting pilot project addressing the social barriers to health care in south St. Pete. We invite our 

                         project partners and other St. Pete based organizations to learn more about the project and discuss opportunities to get involved.

                         Breakout #2 - Don't Call It A Comeback: Florida's Medicaid Expansion

                         Kelly Hall, Founder of Pembroke Policy Consulting and former Senior Advisor in President Obama's Office of Health Reform

                         We invite our statewide partners to come learn about the very exciting developments in the push for Medicaid expansion in Florida. Our

                         speaker most recently was a significant contributor in the successful Maine ballot initiative. She will share her lessons learned and

                         insights as Florida positions itself to fight for expansion. You will want to be in the room!


3:00 - 3:15        Close

                         A reflection on what we learned and review of our next steps as a coalition.

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