September 15-16, 2017 | The art of persuasion
MAY 19-20, 2017 | CONNECTICUT STATE GOVERNMENT, STATE LEGISLATURE AND COURTS
Health Equity Advocacy in the Nutmeg State: Understanding the Roles and Influences of Connecticut State Government, Legislature, and Politics on Policymaking
Judith Blei, Judith Blei Government Relations
Alison Johnson, Johnson Public Policy Consulting
Understanding the Roles and Influences of Connecticut State Government, Legislature, and Politics on Policymaking – Case Study: The Budget Process
- The Governor Malloy’s Budget Address – 2/8/17 Listen to any two minutes from this address
- OPM Secretary Ben Barnes Briefing to Appropriations Committee – 2/10/17 Listen to any two minutes from the first hour
- Appropriations Committee Health Subcommittee Meeting with State Agencies on the Governor’s Proposed Budget – 2/23/2017 Listen to as much of segment from 02:30 to 32:00 as possible – 30 minute testimony by and exchange with Department of Public Health Commissioner
- Appropriations Committee Public Hearing on the Governor’s Budget for State Health Agencies – 2/23/2017
Listen to a few people, ideally segments from:
- Charisse Lewis-William – hour 4:05 to 4:08 (3 minutes)
- Amber Richkowski, client, School Based Health Center – hour 3:52-3:53 (2 minutes)
- Jessie White Fresse, School Based Health Centers – hour 4:15 – 4: 18 (3 minutes)
- Appropriations Committee Meeting – 4/25/17 Listen to meeting – entire meeting is 3 minutes
Browse Testimony from Feb. 23 Appropriations Committee Hearing
- Go to the legislative website – https://www.cga.ct.gov/
- Choose Committees (at the top)
- Choose Appropriations (on the left)
- Choose Public hearings (on the right-hand side)
- Choose Testimony
- Choose 2/23/17 – notice volume of testimony
- Browse testimony, especially relating to School Based Health Centers (scroll down to find)
Under the Dome: Update from Washington DC
Licy Do Canto, President, The Do Canto Group, LLC
President Donald Trump and Speaker Paul Ryan notch a huge win, though the measure faces an uncertain fate in the Senate.
Diagnosing the Connecticut State Budget: What’s at Stake for Health Equity and the Underserved in the Nutmeg State?
Keith Phaneuf, The Connecticut Mirror
CT’s tax revenue plunge bottoms out at $1.5B Connecticut’s latest budget nightmare became reality Monday
Malloy, CT lawmakers to begin closing $5B in red ink When Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and legislative leaders return Monday to the Capitol, they will begin a daunting task.
Malloy plan hands poorest municipalities a life preserver and an anchor Gov. Dannel P. Malloy wants to help Hartford and Connecticut’s poorest communities stabilize their local budgets.
Towns ask why CT officials won’t touch teachers’ pensions State officials are considering shifting hundreds of millions of dollars in skyrocketing teacher pension costs onto municipalities — but not providing options to reduce those costs.
The Legal Side of Health Equity: Using Litigation and Advocacy to Ensure Health Equity
Bonnie Roswig, Center for Children’s Advocacy
Kristen Noelle Hatcher, Connecticut Legal Services Giovanna Shay, Greater Hartford Legal Aid
MARCH 24-25, 2017 | ACA & MEDICAID: WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS FOR CT
The Uncertain Future of US Health Care: The Affordable Care Act & Medicaid
Partner, Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP, Washington DC / Former Deputy Administrator, CMS
Pre- Read Materials
- Republican Repeal and Replace Proposals: Overview, Comparisons, and Key Takeaways (Manatt)
- House Repeal and Replace Bill: American Health Care Act (Manatt)
Health Reform, Medicaid, and the Opportunities and Challenges for Addressing the Social Determinants of Health, and Advancing Health Equity
Joy Johnson Wilson
Former Senior Federal Affairs Counsel & Health and Human Services Policy Director, National Council of State Legislatures
Pre- Read Materials
- Beyond Health Care: The Role of Social Determinants in Promoting Health and Health Equity (Kaiser Health)
The Rise and Future of the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid in Connecticut: What’s at Stake for the Nutmeg State?
Chief Health Care Policy Adviser, Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman
Pre- Read Materials
- Inventory of Affordable Care Act (ACA, Public Law 111-148) Provisions Impacting Connecticut Medicaid (CT Office of Policy and Management)
- Impact of Trumpcare on State of Connecticut (CT Office of Policy and Management)
- What the GOP Obamacare replacement bill means for you and CT (CT Mirror)
Connecticut State Innovation Model Initiative: Current Successes, Emerging Issues and Future Direction
Director, Connecticut SIM Program Management Office
Pre- Read Materials
- Alternative Payment Model (APM) Framework (Health Care Payment & Action Network)
- Break the Addiction to Fee For Service: Let’s Move to a Comprehensive Primary Care Payment Model (Health Affairs)
AHEAL Integrated Strategic Group Exercise
Pre- Seminar Preparation
- Before an audience of your fellow leaders acting in the role of state policymakers and legislators soliciting policy ideas for systems change in Connecticut, each leader will present a crisp, cohesive and compelling description of and case for their Health Equity Policy Agenda Projects, followed by brief targeted questions by the leaders on the presentation and project.
- To encapsulate your project in an “elevator speech” that can be quickly and efficiently delivered. And that…
- Draws and sustains the attention of the audience
- Motivates the audience to act or support your work
- Leaves an indelible impression of your work
- To underscore the importance of beginning with your best case, not in the hope of making instant converts, but to persuade your audience that there is room for debate (and opportunity) about a subject.
- Leader remarks are to be no longer than 3 minutes in duration
- No power point or prepared talking points are allowed
- Presentation is to address three fundamental objectives:
- What do you want this group of policymakers and legislators to specifically know about your Policy Agenda?;
- Why is it important for them to hear about your agenda?; and most importantly,
- What is it that you want them to specifically and concretely do that they are able to do?
Think about the 1-2 major policy advocacy points you want to get across in your remarks
- What are the best arguments in support of your long-term goal? Are there statistics to support it?
- What are your best responses to what your opponents are likely to argue?
- Reminder: Avoid jargon. And do not forget to introduce yourself and your organization as if your audience is hearing about you/your organization for the first time
Practice. Practice. Make sure your remarks are only 3 minutes long. Doing so will force you to trim the fat from your remarks and only focus on what’s really at the core of your message.
JANUARY 5-6, 2017 / THEORY OF CHANGE POLICY INSTITUTE©
Downtown Hilton, Hartford, CT
- Bill and Wendy from the Clarion Group presented their Adaptive Leadership Development Program Overview
- Licy, in his strategy overview, mentioned the Toyota Corporations “5 Whys” technique
- AJ referenced the Robert Greene book, The 48 Laws of Power
- AJ ostensibly underscored the theme of tapping into, harnessing the power and leadership of minority leaders. Thus, I thought the attached HBR article Leadership in Your Midst: Tapping the Hidden Strengths of Minority Executives would be entirely appropriate and important to make available to the AHEAL leaders.
- Judy and Donna referenced this New York Times piece by Drew Altman which breaks down the results of focus groups on health care policy
- Judy and Donna spoke on the subject of a single payer health system. Thus, I thought it appropriate to provide the leaders with this article from our friend, Julie Rovner at Kaiser (who may a future AHEAL speaker), asking the intriguing question, Will the U.S. create a single-payer health system?
- Judy and Donna mentioned analyses of the impact of ACA repeal, especially via the budget reconciliation process:
- Judy and Donna mentioned Cincinnati Children’s Hospital’s legal program:
- We also discussed the case of Katie Beckett and the waiver in her name