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.