March 30 Policy Workshops

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Vanessa Sarria
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March 30 Policy Workshops

Post by Vanessa Sarria » Mon Mar 23, 2015 4:02 pm

Policy Workshop – Monday, March 30, 2015
Topic: Public Health and Healthcare Delivery
9:00 am – 11:00 am Austin City Council Chambers

-How are public health and healthcare delivery services organized in our community?
-What role do the City of Austin and other organizations play in the continuum of services?
-How can the City of Austin best leverage its investments in health and health care delivery with other public and private investments in health and health care delivery for increased benefit to the community?
-What specific issues and questions will go before Council in the next 60 days?
o Healthcare -Trish Young Brown, CEO & President, Central Health
o Public Health - Shannon Jones, Director, City of Austin, HHSD
o Mental Health - David Evans, CEO, Austin Travis Integral Care

Key Policy Issues
o Community voices (identified in collaboration between staff and Council)
o Each gives a 5 to 7 minute presentation on a key policy consideration

What initiatives can be promoted to improve access to affordable, nutritious foods and opportunities for physical activity?
o Earl Maxwell, St. David’s Foundation
o Clint Smith, Gray Panthers and AARP

How will the Dell Medical School incorporate community health into its curriculum to ensure that the Medical School focuses on community health disparities?
o Dr. Dean Clay Johnston, Dell Medical School

As the five year 1115 Medicaid Waiver ends this year, what are the achievements to date and how have these achievements closed the gap on health care access and care?
o Dr. Mark Hernandez, Chief Medical Officer, Community Care Collaborative

Other Voices (3 minutes each)
o Children and Youth Mental Health Planning Partnership
o Recovery Oriented System of Care
o American Heart Association
o People's Community Clinic
o Stephen Pont, Medical Director, Texas Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Obesity and Medical Director, Austin ISD Student Health Services



Policy Workshop – Monday, March 30, 2015
Topic: Social Services and Including Access for People with Disabilities and Other Vulnerable Populations
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm Austin City Council Chambers

How are social services organized in our community? What role do the City of Austin and other organizations play in the continuum of services? What is the City of Austin doing to improve access for people with disabilities and other vulnerable populations? What specific issues and questions will go before Council in the next 60 days?
o Stephanie Hayden, Assistant Director, Austin Travis County Health and Human Services Department
o Dolores Gonzalez, ADA Coordinator, City of Austin

Key Policy Issues
- Community voices (identified in collaboration between staff and Council)
- Each gives a 5 to 7 minute presentation on a key policy consideration

What are key community needs and trends? What is being done to meet these needs? What are key considerations for improving access for vulnerable populations?
o Kay Garza, United Way for Greater Austin Navigation Center
o Sherri Fleming, County Executive, Health & Human Services and Veterans Service
o Tod Marvin, Chair, One Voice Central Texas
o Sabine Foster, Coordinator, ReadyBy21 Coalition
o Martin Kareithi or Joyce Lauck, Co-Chair, Aging Services Council of Central Texas
o Ann Howard, Executive Director, Ending Community Homelessness Coalition

Other Voices (3 minutes each)
o Libby Valenti, AARP
o Reentry Roundtable
o Central Texas Afterschool Network
o Child and Youth Mental Health Planning Partnership
o Immigrant Services Network of Austin
Policy Initiative and Advancement Director
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