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Next Hot Topics Webinar: Health Care Reform in the Northwest (Part Two)

In the February Hot Topics, public health leaders from Idaho, Washington, and Wyoming discuss the impact of the Affordable Care Act in their states during part two of a special two-part series exploring health care reform around the region.

In the February Hot Topics, public health leaders from Idaho, Washington, and Wyoming discuss the impact of the Affordable Care Act in their states during part two of a special two-part series exploring health care reform around the region.

February 13, 2014

Provisions in the Affordable Care Act allow for a variety of state-specific approaches to implementation of the act. In the February session of Hot Topics, public health leaders from Idaho, Washington, and Wyoming will compare and contrast how their states have tackled health care reform. Presenters will also answer questions from around the region and highlight innovations related to children’s health, data sharing, community assessments, and more.

Register today to hear from regional public health leaders and ask your questions about health care reform in the Northwest. Visit our training page to view the recording of Part One.

Health Care Reform in the Northwest: Part Two

Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, noon to 1:00 p.m. (PT)

Intended Audiences:

  • Local, state, and tribal public health practitioners
  • Board of health members
  • Primary care and preventive medicine clinicians and administrators

Presenters:

Wendy Braund, MD, MPH, is the State Health Officer and Senior Administrator of the Public Health Division in the Wyoming Department of Health.

Melissa Carico manages the Children’s Healthcare Improvement Collaboration in the Division of Medicaid at the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.

Jacquie Watson, MHS, manages the Maternal and Child Health Program in the Public Health Division of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and serves as the state’s Title V Children with Special Health Care Needs Director.

John Wiesman, DrPH, MPH, is the Washington State Secretary of Health. Previously, Dr. Wiesman worked in four local public health departments in Washington and Connecticut.

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