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Medicaid Transformation

The state is leading strategic changes within Medicaid, allowing us to move toward a healthier Washington. The Healthier Washington Medicaid Transformation is an agreement with the federal government which allows us to test new and innovative approaches to providing health coverage and care.

2018 Medicaid Transformation Learning Symposium: Managing Change and Advancing Equity

The event is free, but space is limited. Register today!

Event registration

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 
DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport
SeaTac, Washington

The Medicaid Transformation Learning Symposium is a full-day conference focusing on Medicaid Transformation in Washington State and is specifically tailored for Accountable Communities of Health  (ACHs) and their partner organizations working to advance community and health systems change. Our goal is to bring together health care influencers from across the state to foster learning, inspiration, and innovation.

Topical agenda

Time Topic Speakers/panelists
8 a.m. Welcome Sue Birch, Director, HCA
MaryAnne Lindeblad, Medicaid Director, HCA
9 a.m. Keynote: Equity in Health Transformation Professor john a. powell, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society
10 a.m. Breakout 1a: Finding Joy in Work
Breakout 1b: Innovative Strategies in Response to the Opioid Use Crisis
Breakout 1c: Value-based Payment: Defining Roles and Relationships
11:15 a.m. Breakout 2a: Achieving Equity through Organizational Change
Breakout 2b: Implementing PreManage: Lessons from SWACH
Breakout 2c: Participatory Budgeting in Practice: A Mock Session 
12:15 p.m.                            Lunch  
1:15 p.m. Keynote: Change Management: Creating a Movement. Lessons Learned from New York DSRIP TBA
2 p.m. Breakout 3a: Lead Change in Your Organization or Community
Breakout 3b: Leveraging Foundational Community Supports to Meet the Goals of ACHs
Breakout 3c: The Indian Health Care Delivery System and Medicaid: Raising Awareness of Barriers in Care Delivery
3:15 p.m. Keynote: Integrating Health Equity into Health System Transformation Efforts Sinsi Hernandez-Cancio, Director of Health Equity, Families USA
4:30 p.m. Reception and Poster Gallery  

Keynote speakers

Professor john a. powell, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society

Professor john a. powell is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of civil rights, civil liberties, structural racism, housing, poverty, and democracy. Professor powell is the Director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at the University of California, Berkeley, a research institute that brings together scholars, community advocates, communicators, and policymakers to identify and eliminate the barriers to an inclusive, just, and sustainable society and to create transformative change toward a more equitable world.

Sinsi Hernández-Cancio, Families USA

Sinsi Hernández-Cancio is the Director of Health Equity at Families USA, where she leads the organization's efforts to advance health equity and reduce racial and ethnic health disparities. She works on building a thriving and vocal health equity movement to protect the gains of the Affordable Care Act and leverage health care and delivery system transformation to reduce disparities. She serves on the Addressing Disparities Advisory Panel for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's State Strategies Advisory Committee. Ms. Hernández-Cancio advocacy career began as a Georgetown Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellow at the Women’s Rights Project of Human Rights Watch. Later, she advised and represented two Puerto Rico governors on federal health and human services policies in Washington, D.C. She was a senior health policy analyst for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and National Campaign Coordinator for SEIU's Healthcare Equality Project. Bilingual and bicultural, she speaks across the country on health care, and has extensive experience in both English and Spanish media including Politico, Univision, Telemundo, CNN en Español and Radio Bilingüe. She is also a participant of the Allies Reaching for Community Health Equity Public Voices Fellowship with The OpEd Project. Ms. Hernández-Cancio earned an A.B. from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and a J.D. from New York University School of Law, where she was a Hays Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Fellow.

Venue details

  • For room accommodations, please call the DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport at 1-800-222-TREE (8733) and reference the group code HWS or visit our group website.
  • Discounted parking is available. Details and instructions will be announced at the event.