Please join us for a timely discussion regarding the development and implementation of Community Transformation Grants and the National Prevention Strategy. Representatives from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Health Reform and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will share current information concerning efforts underway to advance the community prevention provisions of the Affordable Care Act.

There is consensus for community prevention. A recent poll reveals that 73% of the public supports investment in community prevention. As two hallmarks of the Affordable Care Act, Community Transformation Grants and the National Prevention Strategy present opportunities to leverage our collective knowledge and experience in order to achieve healthier and more equitable communities.

The Forum's primary objectives are:

  • Provide updates on Community Transformation Grants and the National Prevention Strategy; and
  • Offer an opportunity to comment on and provide input to the implementation of Community Transformation Grants and development of the National Prevention Strategy.

The format of this Web Forum is structured to generate meaningful dialogue. Please add your voice to this important exchange of ideas and insights.

Presenters

Mayra Alvarez, MHA

Director, Public Health Policy, Office of Health Reform

United States Department of Health and Human Services

Washington, DC

Ms. Mayra E. Alvarez is the Director of Public Health Policy in the Office of Health Reform at the Department of Health and Human Services, where she has primary oversight responsibility for coordinated and timely implementation of the public health, prevention, and healthcare workforce policy provisions in the Affordable Care…

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Andrew Rein, MS

Associate Director, Policy

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Atlanta, GA

Andrew Rein is the Associate Director for Policy for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Mr. Rein leads the newly established Office of the Associate Director for Policy, whose mission is to bring about policies that result in demonstrable improvements in public health—globally and at the federal,…

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Janet Collins, PhD

Associate Director, Program

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Atlanta, GA

Janet Collins, PhD, is CDC's Associate Director for Program. In this position, she provides leadership and guidance in promoting CDC priorities across the agency. She has held CDC leadership positions at the Branch, Division, and for the last four years, at the Center level as Director, National Center for Chronic…

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Ursula Bauer, PhD, MPH

Director, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Atlanta, GA

Ursula Bauer, PhD, MPH, is the director of CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), a position she assumed on January 4, 2010. In that role, she sets the strategic direction for the center’s “Winnable Battles” of tobacco use prevention, improved nutrition and physical activity, and…

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Corinne Graffunder, DrPH, MPH

Director, National Prevention and Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Atlanta, GA

Corinne Graffunder, DrPH, MPH, is with CDC’s Office of the Associate Director for Policy where she is leading the development of the National Prevention and Health Promotion Strategy. Part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, this Strategy will make recommendations and identify specific actions needed to…

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Judith Bell, MPA

President

PolicyLink

Oakland, CA

Judith Bell is the president at PolicyLink where she has been since its founding in 1999. Under her central leadership, PolicyLink has developed into a national voice for access and opportunity for all people — particularly low-income people and communities of color. Bell oversees efforts to develop and advocate for…

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Larry Cohen, MSW

Executive Director

Prevention Institute

Oakland, CA

Larry Cohen, MSW, is the Executive Director and founder of Prevention Institute. Prevention Institute is a national non-profit dedicated to creating systematic, comprehensive strategies that change the conditions that impact community health. An important focus of Mr. Cohen’s work has been to develop local policies that support health and wellness…

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Moderator

Matthew Marsom

Vice President, Public Policy and Programs

Public Health Institute

Oakland, CA

As Vice President for Public Policy and Programs for the Public Health Institute (PHI), Matthew works to advance and support the public policy goals of the organization’s domestic and global health programs. He is responsible for designing and implementing strategy for monitoring and influencing public policy, legislation and regulations affecting…

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