Presentations

2017

    Meetings of the California Collaborative for Long Term Services and Supports

      Mildred Consulting organizes and produces the twice-monthly policy meeting of the California Collaborative, attended by Collaborative members, regional advocates, health plan representatives and state and federal officials. The following are the main topics and presentations:

    • 1-6-17 The Coordinated Care Initiative – Athena Chapman, CA Assoc of Health Plans and Senior and Disability Housing – Meghan Rose, LeadingAge California and Beth Southorn, LifeSTEPS
    • 1-20-17 The Governor’s Proposed Budget: Hot Takes – Robert Harris, SEIU California and Gary Passmore, Congress of California Seniors
    • 2-3-17 MACPAC, Federal Medicaid Policy and Innovations in Dual Demonstrations and Care Coordination – Toby Douglas, Centene Corporation
    • 2-17-17 Governor’s Proposed Changes to the Coordinated Care Initiative – Hilary Haycock, Harbage Consulting; Kerry Branick, CMS; Athena Chapman, CA Association of Health Plans
    • 3-3-17 Impacts of ACA Repeal, Block Granting Medicaid on California and Delayed Access to Post-Hospital Care – Edwin Park, CA Budget
      and Policy Center and Pat Blaisdell, CA Hospital Association
    • 3-17-17 Coordinated Care Initiative and Changes to the In-Home Supportive Services Program: A Multi-Perspective Panel – Jay Kapoor,
      CA Dept of Finance; Pete Cervinka, CA Dept Social Services; Callie Frietag, CA Welfare Directors Association; Elissa Gershon, Disability Rights CA; Tiffany Whiten, SEIU California
    • 4-7-17 Proposed HUD Cut & CA Housing Legislation, CA Assisted Living Waiver and Status of ACA Repeal – Linda Couch and Meghan Rose, LeadingAge; Karli Holkko, DHCS; Amber Christ, Justice in Aging
    • 4-28-17 Cal MediConnect Health Risk Assessment and Federal Policy Briefing – Sarah Steenhausen, The SCAN Foundation, Amber Christ, Justice in Aging, Susan Demarois, the Alzheimer’s Association and Hilary Haycock, Harbage Consulting; and Howard Bedlin, Joe Caldwell and Marci Phillips of the National Council on Aging
    • 5-12-17 Improving Care for High-Need, High-Cost Patients, the American Health Care Act and Governor’s May Revise – Matthew McKearn, Bipartisan Policy Center; Denny Chan, Justice in Aging; Jacqueline Barocio and Ginni Bella Navarre, Legislative Analyst’s Office
    • 5-26-17 Behavioral Health and Other LTSS Impacts of the Shift of IHSS to Counties, the American Health Care Act and Proposed Federal Budget – Kirsten Barlow, CA Behavioral Health Directors Association; Rusty Selix, CA Council of Community Behavioral Health Agencies; Rashi Kesarwani, Aging and Adult Services for San Francisco County; Amber Christ, Justice in Aging
    • 6-9-17 Overview of SB 562 Single Payer Legislation, American Health Care Act and State Budget LTSS Items – Scott Graves, CA Budget and Policy Center; Amber Christ, Justice in Aging; Sue North, CCLTSS Staff Team
    • 6-23-17 Defending Healthcare: A Discussion with the Office of Attorney General Xavier Becerra, Performance Measures in Cal MediConnect and the American Health Care Act – Sirat Attapit and Melanie Fontes Rainer, California Department of Justice; Megan Burke, The SCAN Foundation and Denny Chan, Justice in Aging
    • 7-7-17 The 2017 LTSS Scorecard, Medicaid Caps & their impact on Home and Community-Based Services, The Better Care Reconciliation Act, HUD – Megan Juring, The SCAN Foundation; Steve Kaye, UCSF; Amber Christ, Justice in Aging and Megan Rose, LeadingAge California
    • 7-21-17 An Asset-Based Approach to LTSS, Federal report – Michael Marcus, Consultants for Community Resources; Amber Christ, Justice in Aging
    • 8-4-17 California Dreaming or Struggling: AARP’s study of California adults in the workforce, A Care Agenda for California – Stacey Moore, AARP California; Kristina Bas Hamilton and Amanda Ream, UDW/AFSCME

    Other Presentations

    • California Assembly Health Committee – Primary Testimony in Support of AB 286 on behalf of the California Collaborative for Long Term Services and Supports (Presenter), Sacramento, CA 4-4-17
    • California Assembly Budget Committee – Brief Testimony in Support of MSSP, Ombudsman and Senior Nutrition Services on behalf of the California Collaborative for Long Term Services and Supports (Presenter), Sacramento, CA, 3-15-17
    • State Budget Impacts on California Seniors and People with Disabilities for Triple-A Council of California (Presenter), Sacramento, CA, 2-8-17


2016

    Meetings of the California Collaborative for Long Term Services and Supports

    • 1-15-16 State Budget & Medi-Cal Legislation – Linda Nguy, Western Center on Law and Poverty
    • 1-29-16 Governor’s Budget Proposal – Collaborative Members
    • 2-12-16 California’s 1115 Waiver and the Coordinated Care Initiative – Sarah Brooks, Deputy Director CA Dept of Health Care Services
    • 2-26-16 Medi-Cal Independent Access Analysis – Lishaun Francis, California Medical Association
    • 3-11-16 2703 Health Home Program – Jane Ogle, Consultant, CA Dept Health Care Services
    • 3-25-16 LTSS Priorities of Senate Aging & LTC Committee – Suzanne Reed, Chief of Staff Senator Carol Liu
    • 4-15-16 The California Coordinated Care Initiative – Amber Cutler, Justice in Aging; Sarah Brooks, CA Dept of Health Care Services; Kerry Branick, CMS
    • 4-29-16 Assembly Priorities 2016 – Myesha Jackson, Policy Director, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon
    • 5-13-16 Whole Person Care Pilot Program – Sarah Brooks, CA Dept of Health Care Services; Kelly Brooks,-Lindsey, Hurst Brooks Espinosa; Sharon Rapport, Corporation for Supportive Housing; Ben Jauregui, Inland Empire Health Plan
    • 5-27-16 Alzheimer’s Association Administration on Community Living Grant Outcomes and Inside Track on the State Budget – Susan DeMarois, Alzheimer’s Association; Robert Harris, SEIU; Tony Anderson, The Arc of California; Sarah Steenhausen, The SCAN Foundation
    • 6-10-16 Evaluation of CalMediConnect: The Beneficiary Perspective – Dr. Carrie Graham, UC Berkeley; Dr. Stephen Kaye, UCSF
    • 6-24-16 State Budget Debrief – Mike Herald, Western Center on Law and Poverty
    • 7-15-16 Nursing Facility/Acute Hospital Waiver – Rebecca Schupp, Chief of Long-Term Care Division, CA Dept of Health Care Services
    • 7-29-16 CCLTSS CalMediConnect Voluntary Enrollment Task Force Recommendations – Amber Cutler, Justice in Aging; Athena Chapman, CA Association of Health Plans
    • 8-12-16 System Change Opportunities in Housing, Long Term Care Financing and Integrated Health Care Delivery Systems – Jeannee Parker Martin, CEO LeadingAge California
    • 8-26-16 Dual Demo Evaluation Efforts Impacting State & Federal Integration – Megan Juring, Program Officer, The SCAN Foundation
    • 9-9-16 Community-Based Health Home and 2703 Health Home Program – Lydia Missaelides, CAADS; Dawn Myers-Purkey, Yolo ADHC; Celine Regalia, Collabria Care; Amy Turnipseed, Partnership Health Plan; Jane Ogle, Consultant, CA Dept of Health Care Services
    • 9-23-16 Consumer Policy Leadership in In-Home Supportive Services – Janie Whiteford, President, CICA; Charlie Bean, Executive Director, CICA; Greg Thompson, Executive Director, Los Angeles Public Authority; Michelle Rausey, Alameda Co Public Authority
    • 10-7-16 Trasportation: Autonomous Vehicles and Disability Access & Transportation Services in Medi-Cal Managed Care – Susan Henderson, Executive Director, Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund; Debra Kegel, CalOptima; Annie Tonkogolosuk, Health Net
    • 10-21-16 California Partnership for Long Term Care – Bonnie Burns, California Health Advocates; Casey Young, CCLTSS Staff Team
    • 11-4-16 Federal Managed Care Regulation Implementation – Kim Lewis, Managing Attorney, National Health Law Program
    • 11-18-16 Key Issues Facing the In-Home Supportive Services Program – Kristina Bas Hamilton, UDW; Karen Keeslar, California Association of Public Authorities; Deborah Doctor, Disability Rights California; Janie Whiteford, California In-Home Services Consumer Alliance; Jen Alley, California Association of Health Plans
    • 12-2-16 Mental Health Services for Californians with Alzheimer’s Disease – Dr. Cordula Dick-Muelke, Cordula Cares; Susan DeMarois, The Alzheimer’s Association; Kirsten Barlow, California Behavioral Health Directors Association; Dr. Anita Ramanathan, San Francisco Department of Mental Health
    • 12-16-16 Annual Membership Strategic Planning Meeting – Jack Hailey, GACI; Casey Young, GACI; Laurel Mildred (presenter)

    Other Presentations

    • 2016 Policy Impacts of the California Collaborative for Long Term Services and Supports for the California IHSS Consumer Alliance Executive Committee (Presenter), Statewide Teleconference, CA, 9/21/16
    • Compelling Messages that Prompt Policy Action for the California Community of Constituents Conference. Workshop with Susan DeMarois, California Alzheimer’s Association and Mari Nicholson, The SCAN Foundation, (Producer), Sacramento, CA, 9/14/16
    • Olmstead and Health Care Reform: Civil Rights, System Change, and You for the FREED Independent Living Center Aging and Disability Conference (Keynote Speaker), Grass Valley, CA, 8/3/16
    • 2016 Policy Impacts of the California Collaborative for Long Term Services and Supports for the California Association of Public Authorities for In-Home Supportive Services Board (Presenter), Sacramento, CA, 7/28/16
    • Policy Advocacy for Adult Day Programs in a Time of Change for the California Association for Adult Day Services Conference (Presenter), Burlingame, CA, 5/11/16
    • Community of Constituents Southern California Regional Meeting for The SCAN Foundation (Facilitator), Long Beach, CA, 2/24/16
    • Strategic Policy Goals for 2016: Quality and Access in Adult Day Services for California Association for Adult Day Services Annual Board Retreat (Presenter), Sacramento, CA, 2/12/16
    • One Step Ahead of the [Cost] Curve: Provider Innovation in Long-Term Services and Supports for LeadingAge California Policy and Leadership Summit (Presenter), Sacramento, CA, 2/9/16
    • Strategic Planning: 2016 Priorities and Policy Agenda for the California Advocacy Network for Aging Latinos (Facilitator along with Rachel Guerrero, Guerrero Consulting), Sacramento, CA, 1/24/16
    • Prospects for 2016: CAADS Initiatives and the State Budget for the California Association for Adult Day Services, All Membership (Presenter), Statewide Webinar, 1/21/16

    2015

    • Proposed Workplace Regulations Unsuitable for Home and Community-Based Long-Term Services and Supports Settings Testimony on behalf of the California Association for Adult Day Services for the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (Presenter), Sacramento, CA, 12/17/15
    • Serving Older Adult Behavioral Health Needs for the Sacramento Health Ministry Network (Presenter), Sacramento, CA, 9/30/15
    • Introducing NADSA Outcomes Project for the National Adult Day Services Association, National Webinar (Presenter), 8/19/15
    • Policy Update on Adult Day Services: What You Need To Know About the Legislature’s 2nd Extraordinary (Special) Session for the California Association for Adult Day Services All-Membership, Statewide Webinar (Presenter), 7/23/15
    • California Senate Appropriations Committee – Testimony in Support of AB 1261 on behalf of the California Association for Adult Day Services (Presenter), Sacramento, CA, 7/6/15
    • California Senate Special Session Committee on Public Health and Developmental Services – Brief Testimony in Support of the Community-Based Adult Services (CBAS) program on behalf of the California Association for Adult Day Services (Presenter), Sacramento, CA, 7/2/15
    • Impact of AB 97 Medi-Cal Rate Reduction on California Community-Based Adult Services Programs Brief Testimony on behalf of the California Association for Adult Day Services for multiple hearings of the California State Assembly and Senate Budget Subcommittees (Presenter), March, April, May 2015
    • Policy Update on Legislation and Budget for Adult Day Services in 2015 for the California Association of Adult Day Services Board of Directors, Statewide Webinar (Presenter), 5/14/15
    • Overview of 2703 Health Home Program Comments Submitted to Department of Health Care Services for the Community-Based Health Home Project Team of the Alliance for Leadership and Education, Statewide Webinar (Presenter), 5/5/15
    • Legislation Overview and Recommendations for Adult Day Services for the California Association for Adult Day Services Legislative Captains’ Committee, Statewide Webinar (Presenter), 4/15/15
    • Political and Policy Update on Adult Day Services in 2015: Adult Day Programs at the Center of Health Care Reform for the California Association for Adult Day Services All-Membership, Statewide Webinar (Presenter), 3/19/15
    • Status Update on the Community Based Adult Services Program Testimony on behalf of the California Association for Adult Day Services for the California State Assembly Budget Subcommittee 1 on Health and Human Services (Presenter), 3/9/15
    • Thinking Ahead Matters: Supporting and Improving Healthcare Decision-making and End-of-Life Planning for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities for the Arc and United Cerebral Palsy 8th Annual Developmental Disabilities Public Policy Conference, Sacramento, CA (Panel Presenter with Judy Thomas, Ari Ne’eman, Tom Coleman, Nora Baladarian and Melissa Crisp-Cooper), 3/8/15
    • Political and Policy Environment for Adult Day Services in 2015 for the California Association of Adult Day Services Annual Board Retreat, Sacramento, CA (Presenter), 2/5/15

    2014

    • Update on Adult Day Health Services Legislation for the Los Angeles Aging Advocacy Coalition Webinar (Presenter), 10/10/14
    • CAADS Members Webinar: Report on Legislation, Rate Advocacy and Federal Waiver for the California Association for Adult Day Services (Presenter), 9/18/14
    • The California Community-Based Health Home: Advisory Committee Webinar for the Alliance for Leadership and Education (Producer), 9/4/14
    • Policy Directions for the Community-Based Health Home for the Alliance for Leadership and Education, Statewide Project Off-Site Convening (Presenter), 7/1/14
    • The Importance of AB 1552 to Rebuilding California’s Adult Day Health Services Program – Individual Meetings with Members of the Assembly Health Committee, the Assembly Aging and Long-Term Care Committee and the Senate Health Committee for the California Association for Adult Day Services, Sacramento, CA, January – June 2014
    • Current Policy Issues in Adult Day Services for the California Association for Adult Day Services and Alliance for Leadership and Education Joint Board of Directors (Presenter), 1/23/14 and 3/13/14 and 6/12/14
    • Policy Update and Political Strategy for Adult Day Services for the California Association for Adult Day Services Legislative Captains’ Committee (Presenter), 1/30/14, 2/27/14, 3/26/14, 4/24/14, 5/29/14, 6/26/14 and 8/28/14
    • Stabilize: Strategic Policy Action for California’s Adult Day Services Programs for the California Association for Adult Day Services Conference (Presenter), Berkeley, CA, 4/14/14

    2013 

    • Building a High-Performing System of Long-Term Services and Supports in California – Podcast Series of 17 Topics (found here) for the California Collaborative on Long-Term Services and Supports (Producer and Host), Sacramento, CA, 12/13
    • Health Care Integration Under the Affordable Care Act – Understanding Trends for Children’s Mental Health Providers in Year Three of Implementation for the California Alliance of Child and Family Services (Presenter), Los Angeles, CA, 12/5/13
    • Health Care Integration Under the Affordable Care Act – Understanding Trends for Children’s Mental Health Providers in Year Three of Implementation for the California Alliance of Child and Family Services (Presenter), San Bernardino, CA, 11/21/13
    • Emergency Psychiatric Responses for Older Adults: Brief Overview of Key Issues – Webinar  for the Alliance on Leadership and Education (Co-presenter with Marie Nitz, RN, MFT), Statewide, CA, 11/19/13
    • The Community-Based Health Home: An Innovative Model of Care Serving Adults with Multiple Complex Chronic Conditions for the California Commission on Aging (Presenter), Sacramento, CA, 9/25/13
    • Health Care Integration Under the Affordable Care Act – Understanding Trends for Children’s Mental Health Providers in Year Three of Implementation for the California Alliance of Child and Family Services (Presenter), Oakland, CA, 8/19/13
    • California Senate Health Committee – Primary Testimony in Opposition to AB 518 on behalf of the California Association for Adult Day Services (Presenter), Sacramento, CA, 5/12/13
    • Grassroots Advocacy: Ten Rules for Success for the California Association of Adult Day Services Spring Meeting (Co-Presenter with Lydia Missaelides), Berkeley, CA, 4/8/13
    • Health Care Reform Impacts on Children and Youth with Mental Health Needs: Critical Priorities for the California Alliance of Child and Family Services (Presenter), Napa, CA, 2/22/13
    • Behavioral Health Integration: Expanding Access and Improving Services for the Community of Constituents Conference, with Dr. Peter Currie, Inland Empire Health Plan, Brenda Goldstein, Lifelong Medical and Rachel Guerrero, Guerrero Consulting (Producer/Presenter), Sacramento, CA, 2/21/13

    2012

    • Overview of California’s System of Long-Term Services and Supports for CalPACE Site Visit for Legislative Staff (Presenter), Bay Area Bus Tour, CA,12/11/12
    • Creating an Aging and Disability Collaborative for the Colorado Aging and Disability Summit (Co-Presenter with Jack Hailey of Government Action and Communications Institute), Colorado Springs, Colorado,11/14/12
    • Integrated System Transformation in California: The Changing Social Services Delivery System for Older Adults and Persons with Disabilities for the California Association of Area Agencies on Aging Board of Directors (Co-Presenter with Sarah Steenhausen of The SCAN Foundation), Sacramento, CA, 9/27/12
    • California’s Dual Eligible Integration Demonstration: Update, Issues and Pathways to Success for the California Long-Term Services and Support Summit (Co-Presenter with Sarah Steenhausen of The SCAN Foundation), Sacramento, CA, 9/18/12
    • Shifting Paradigms of Care: California’s Move to Managed Care for Dual Eligibles for the Triple-A Council of California (Presenter), Sacramento, CA, 8/9/12
    • Behavioral Health: The Gap in the Dual Eligible Demonstration for the California Association of Area Agencies on Aging (Presenter), Sacramento, CA, 7/25/12
    • Managed Care, Its Promises and Pitfalls for California Council of the Blind Conference (Presenter), Burlingame, CA, 4/13/12
    • The Changing Landscape of California’s Service Delivery System for Older Adults and Persons with Disabilities for the California Association of Area Agencies on Aging (Presenter), Sacramento, CA, 3/21/12
    • State Advocate Experiences and Engagement in Duals Integration  for the National Council on Aging (Presenter), National Webinar, 3/9/12
    • Systems Transformation in a Managed Care World for the California Collaborative / Regional Coalitions Conference (Presenter along with Sarah Steenhausen), Sacramento, CA, 3/2/12
    • Medical Model Meets Social Model for California Association of Health Plans (Presenter), Burbank, CA, 2/22/12
    • Building an Effective System of Long-Term Living for California Regional LTSS Coalition (Presenter), Statewide Teleconference, CA, 2/2/12

    2011

    • Olmstead Blueprint for Advocates for the CA State Independent Living Council (Presenter), San Diego, CA, 12/6/11
    • Olmstead Blueprint for Advocates for San Gabriel Valley Disability Collaborative (Presenter), Los Angeles, CA, 12/5/11
    • Olmstead Blueprint for Advocates for the CFILC Board of Directors (Presenter), Berkeley, CA, 10/18/11
    • Eliminating Stigma and Discrimination for CSUS Graduate-level Mental Health Counseling Course (Presenter), Sacramento, CA, 10/10/11
    • Getting the Message Out: Enhancing Advocacy Through Effective Communication about Olmstead for CFILC (Nikki Paschal, Presenter/Laurel Mildred, Producer) Webinar 8/25/11
    • Follow the Money: Using Cost-Effectiveness in Advocacy for Long-term Services and Supports for CFILC (Dr. Stephen Kaye, Presenter/Laurel Mildred, Producer) Webinar 7/21/11
    • Building an Effective System of Long-term Services and Supports Through Implementation of the Affordable Care Act for CFILC (Henry Claypool, Dr. Leslie Hendrickson, Sarah Steenhausen, Presenters/Laurel Mildred, Producer) Webinar  6/23/11
    • Critical Issues in Olmstead Implementation for the CFILC Board of Directors (Presenter) Anaheim, CA, 6/20/11
    • The HUD HOME Investment Partnership for CFILC (Steve Gold, Presenter/Laurel Mildred, Producer) Webinar 5/19/11
    • California’s Policy Approach to Implementing the Olmstead Decision for CIL-NET (Presenter) Atlanta, Georgia, 5/11/11
    • Critical Issues in Olmstead Implementation for CFILC (Presenter) Webinar 4/27/11
    • Implementing the Supreme Court’s Olmstead Decision for The Arc of California (Presenter) Sacramento, CA, 3/7/11

    2010

    • Promoting Community Living Programs in California for CICA (Presenter) San Jose, CA, 10/23/10
    • Strategies for Using the Evidence & Moving a Reform Agenda for CFILC/DRC (Presenter) Sacramento, CA, 9/29/10
    • California Olmstead Summit – 5 Panels, Multiple Presenters for CFILC/DRC (Producer) Sacramento, CA, 9/29 & 9/30/10
    • Implementing the Supreme Court Olmstead Decision for Lutheran Services of America (Presenter) Sacramento, CA, 4/26/10

    2009

    • Eliminating Stigma and Discrimination for DBSA (Presenter) Sacramento, CA, 10/16/09
    • Integrating Lived Experience into Social Work Profession for CalSWEC (Presenter) Oakland, CA, 6/19/09
    • Starting a Consumer-Operated Non-Profit for Orange County Behavioral Health (Presenter) Anaheim, CA, 6/12/09
    • Eliminating Stigma and Discrimination for Sac County Older Adult Committee (Presenter) Sacramento, CA, 3/10/09
    • Eliminating Stigma and Discrimination for Sacramento County (Presenter) Sacramento, CA, 2/25/09

    2008

    • Eliminating Stigma and Discrimination for CNMHC/CMHDA (Presenter) Anaheim, CA, 10/3/08
    • Consumer Employment Summit  for CNMHC/CMHDA – 8 Sessions, Multiple Presenters (Producer) Anaheim, CA, 10/2 & 10/3/08