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Fall Federal/State Policy Roundtable Schedule (PDF)

Tuesday, March 7

12:00 – 12:10 p.m.        Welcome & Introductions

                                             Remarks By:     
                                          • Randall Rutta,
Chief Executive Officer, National Health Council

12:10 – 12:40 p.m.          State Health Politics & Policy and the Intersection with Federal Health Policy

                                          This session will provide an overview of high-level trends in state health policy. Kelly Hughes from NCSL will share her
                                          perspective on what health policy priorities are most pressing to state legislatures this year, and the intersection of state
                                          and federal health policy.   

                                              Guest Speaker: 
                                              • Kelly Hughes, Associate Director, Health Program, NCSL

12:40 – 12:55 p.m.          Reactor Panel of NHC Members
                                           State and Federal Policy Professionals from NHC member organizations will react to the state policy trends shared in the
                                           previous session and give an overview of their state teams’ top 2023 priorities.

Eric Gascho, Senior Vice President, Policy and Government Affairs, National Health Council

                                            • Anna Hyde, Vice President of Advocacy and Access, Arthritis Foundation
                                            • Jennifer Rosen, Senior Director, State Affairs, Alzheimer’s Association

12:55 – 1:00 p.m.            Break (Includes 1-Minute Gratitude Meditation)

1:00 – 1:30 p.m.              Facilitated Breakout Rooms on State Policy Trends
                                           Participants will divide into small, facilitated breakout groups with equal representation of state and federal policy
                                           professionals to share their perspectives on health policy trends, discuss their priorities, and share intel when appropriate.

1:30 – 1:35 p.m.               Break (Includes 1-Minute Stretch Exercise)

1:35 – 1:50 p.m.               Reporting from Breakouts

1:50 – 1:55 p.m.               Break

1:55 – 2:25 p.m.               NHC Member Panel on Operations
                                            A panel of state and federal policy professionals from NHC member organizations will share their experiences and best
                                            practices in creating a seamless state-federal partnership on topics ranging from managing grassroots, prioritizing
                                            resources, sharing research and information, and communicating issues between the state and federal decision makers.

                                             • Jennifer Dexter, Vice President, Policy, National Health Council

                                       • Lucy Culp, Executive Director, State Government Affairs, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
                                             Lynn Albizo, Vice President of Public Policy, Immune Deficiency Foundation
                                       • Jamie Sullivan, Senior Director of Public Policy, EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases

2:25 – 2:30 p.m.              Break (Includes 1-Minute Focus Meditation)

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.             Facilitated Breakout Rooms on Operational Practices
                                           Participants will divide into small groups with equal representation of state and federal policy professionals to share their
                                           perspectives on experiences and best practices on integrating state and federal policy operations.                       

3:00 – 3:05 p.m.              Break (Includes 1-Minute Focus Meditation)

3:05 – 3:15 p.m.              Reporting from Breakouts

3:15 p.m.                           Adjourn