A Policy Forum Hosted by The Collaborative for Children and Families: Children and Families at the Nexus of Health Care Reform

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The forum will take place on June 22 to educate and build relationships that can improve health care for high need children and families.

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This critically important policy forum on Health Care Reform is hosted by The Collaborative for Children and Families (CCF), along with the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service, and is supported by a grant from The New York Community Trust.

The forum will bring together over 200 professionals from medical and behavioral care providers, children and family service providers, public agencies, foundations and academia to educate and build relationships that will help improve the health care of children and families who most need support in the midst of health care reform.

Panel discussions feature subject matter for Integrating Primary and Behavioral Care to Serve the Child and Family, Caring for Children and Families with Adverse Experiences and Building a Health Home Workforce that can Help Families Negotiate the Shifting Health Care System.

Additionally, keynote speakers will feature Gary S. Belkin, MD, MPH, PhD, Executive Deputy Commissioner, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Lana Earle, Deputy Director, Office of Health Insurance Programs, New York State Department of Health and Rahil D. Briggs, PsyD, Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

About the CCF - The CCF is a New York State not-for- profit corporation established in 2014 – includes 34 member agencies that serve children and families throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Collectively, the CCF works with nearly all the youth in foster care in the greater New York City area and nearly 60 percent of the children and families receiving preventive care. The Collaborative evolved from common interest in strengthening internal capacity and improving service delivery for the children and families its members serve. CCF gained approval to create a children’s health home under New York State’s Medicaid reform program.


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