Community Health Workers (CHWs) have gained increased recognition and awareness since the passage of the 2010 Affordable Care Act. Many states that were funded through Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) Health Care Innovation Awards (HCIA) and State Innovation Model (SIM) awards are turning to CHWs to help transform the delivery of health care in their respective states.

Utilization of CHW’s has historically been supported through grant funding. However, as more states come to understand the value of CHW’s as a means of improving health outcomes through care coordination, preventive care, and community-based engagement activities, they are looking for sustainable financing strategies, including Medicaid.

This Web Forum will feature speakers from state agencies in Connecticut, Michigan, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania who will provide valuable insight into how they have approached sustainable financing levers for CHWs, such as the recent preventive service rule change (440.130), managed care contracting, and health homes.

Presenters

Rebecca Kishbaugh

Director, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control

Pennsylvania Department of Health

Harrisburg, PA

Rebecca Kishbaugh is the Director for the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control focusing on providing leadership and strategic direction to assess, plan, implement and evaluate cancer control in Pennsylvania. Over the past four years, Kishbaugh has been providing oversight on the re-building of the statewide cancer coalition engaged in…

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Kate McEvoy, JD

Director, Division of Health Services

State of Connecticut Department of Social Services

Hartford, CT

Kate McEvoy is the Director of the Division of Health Services at the Department of Social Services, and is responsible for administration of medical, behavioral health, pharmacy, dental and transportation benefits for over 700,000 Medicaid and CHIP beneficiaries.  Related, she oversees health policy aspects of Connecticut Medicaid’s implementation of the…

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Sue Moran, MPH

Senior Deputy Director, Population Health and Community Services Administration

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Lansing, MI

Susan Moran currently serves as the Senior Deputy Director of the Population Health and Community Services Administration for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.  Ms. Moran was appointed to this position in May, 2014.  In this role, Ms. Moran reports to the Director and is charged…

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CDR, Thomas Pryor

Nurse Officer, U.S. Public Health Service

Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI)

Baltimore, MD

CDR Thomas Pryor is a nurse officer with the U.S. Public Health Service currently working at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). Assigned to the Preventive and Population Health Care Models Group (PPHCMG), CDR Pryor serves as a Project Officer for Health Care Innovation Awards (HCIA) rounds 1…

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Monica Trevino, PhD (c)

Manager, Quality Improvement and Program Development

Michigan Medicaid

Lansing, MI

Monica Trevino is the Manager of the Quality Improvement and Program Development section for Michigan Medicaid.  Her experience in the Medicaid program began in graduate school, when she was enrolled in the Medicaid program as a beneficiary.  She completed her master’s degree in Sociocultural Anthropology, with an emphasis on anti-poverty…

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Will Wilson, MPP

Supervisor, Office of Rural Health and Primary Care

Minnesota Department of Health

St. Paul, MN

Will Wilson, MPP, is a supervisor in the Minnesota Department of Health, Office of Rural Health and Primary Care.  He is responsible for federal and state grant programs to assist hospitals, clinics, long-term care providers, emerging professions, education programs, and individual practitioners, as well as technical assistance programs for safety…

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Moderator

Lolita Ross, MPPA, PMP

Chief Program Officer

National Network of Public Health Institutes

New Orleans, LA

A trusted advisor and implementation strategist for community, business and nonprofit leaders, Lolita M. Ross, MPPA, PMP, has nearly 20 years of experience in social innovations, population health solutions, applied equity strategies and community development. Prior to joining NNPHI as Chief Program Officer, Lolita founded SHARED Strategy Group,…

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