Wednesday, January 24, 2018
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Registration
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Welcome Reception
Thursday, January 25, 2018
8:00 am to 5:00 pm Registration
8:00 am to 9:00 am Continental Breakfast
9:00 am to 10:45 am

Opening Plenary: Staying Strong for America’s Families


  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Invited)
  • Sen. Susan Collins (Invited)
  • Sen. Kamala Harris (Invited)
  • Sen. Corey Booker (Invited)
10:45 am to 11:00am Break
11:00 am to 12:15pm

Workshops / Session 1

  • Make the Money Follow You: Diversifying Funding Models to Support Consumer Assistance
  • State Strategies to Move towards Universal Coverage: Medicaid Buy-in and Beyond
  • Racism, Women’s Health, and Child Outcomes
  • The Many Benefits of Community Health Workers: Across Settings and Populations
  • Children’s Health from 360 Degrees
12:15 pm to 1:30pm Networking Luncheon
1:30 pm to 1:45pm Break
1:45 pm to 3:00pm

Workshops / Session 2

  • National Association of Health Access Assisters (NAHAA): You, and the State of Enrollment(Closed to press) (Enrollment Only)
  • Foundation Perspectives about Health Philanthropy in 2018
  • LGBTQ Health Under Siege
  • State and National Organizing to Sustainably Fund Community Health Workers
  • State Innovation: Taking Stock of Promising State Models
  • Keys to Oral Health Coverage: Winning in a Tough Climate
  • The Budget, Tax Cuts, and Threats to Health Care Programs
3:00pm to 3:15 pm Refreshment Break
3:15 pm to 5:00 pm Afternoon Plenary: Racial Discrimination and Health Care: What’s the Path Forward?
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Networking Reception: Community Catalyst and Families USA Reception
Friday, January 26, 2018
8:00 am to 3:30 pm Registration
8:00 am to 9:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:30 am to 10:005 am

Morning Plenary: Faces of the Movement

From Indivisible to the Little Lobbyists 2017 saw activists speak out. We will hear these and others stories of activism

10:00 am to 10:45 am

Protect Our Care: Leaders of the Coalition Discuss Plans for 2018


  • Rob Restuccia, Community Catalyst
  • Brad Woodhouse, Protect Our Care
  • Anne Pfrimmer, SEIU

Moderator: Frederick Isasi, Families USA

10:45 am to 11:00am Break
11:00 am to 12:15pm

Workshops / Session 3

  • Tell Your Program Story: Upholding Your Place in the Health Care Landscape
  • A View from the Hill (Closed to press)
  • Leveraging Evidence and Measurement to Advance Health Equity
  • CHW Certification: Boon or Barrier
  • Reconstructing a Fragmented Behavioral Health System through Wellness and Whole Person Care
  • Health Care in the Larger Social Justice Movement
  • Medicare: Advocacy Priorities for 2018 and Beyond
12:15 pm to 1:45 pm Consumer Health Advocate of the Year Awards Luncheon
1:45 pm to 2:00 pm Break
2:00pm to 3:15 pm

Workshops / Session 4

  • Hot Topics: Health Access Assisters Ideas Exchange & World Café Discussion
  • Medicaid 1115 Waivers: Where Things Stand Now
  • Building a Health Equity Agenda for Payment and Delivery Reform
  • Effective State Campaigns to Lower Prescription Drug Costs
  • Unlocking Oral Health Equity: Connecting Coverage and Care
  • Lessons Learned about Social Media during the 2017 POC Campaign
3:15 pm to 3:30pm Refreshment Break
3:30 pm to 4:45 pm

Afternoon Plenary: Tale of a Medicaid Block Grant: Notes from the Puerto Rico Health Crisis


  • Carmen Yulín Cruz, Mayor of San Juan (invited)
Saturday, January 27, 2018
8:00 am to 9:00 am Continental Breakfast
9:00 am to 10:30 am Closing Plenary: Meet Families USA 2018

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