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Center-Hosted Webinars

The Center regularly conducts webinars on a range of health policy topics.

Learn about future webinars here​ or subscribe to the Center's free, monthly e-newsletter, Health Policy News​.

"Perspectives from the field: Innovations in the Low Income Health Program"
December 2013: Nadereh Pourat, Dylan H. Roby et al.
In this Dec. 3 webinar, experts from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research as well as leading California health care providers discussed the findings from a new report on the innovative strategies pioneered by the Low Income Health Program (LIHP) that changed health care delivery in California's safety net system. These innovations included developing robust provider networks and centralized support systems, promoting changes in provider and patient behavior, and integrating physical and behavioral health care.
This webinar will be of interest to LIHP enrollees who are eligible for coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), safety net providers who participated in LIHP, California counties that implemented LIHP, and managed care plans and commercial providers that will insure and provide care for LIHP enrollees through the ACA.  
Watch the webinar here.



"Understanding the Affordable Care Act: Seminar for Legislative Staff"
August 2013: Gerald Kominski, Shana Alex Lavarreda, Dylan Roby et al.
Nearly 100 legislative staff participated in an Aug. 28 seminar on health care reform, organized by the Center and UCLA Government and Community Relations. The event, "Understanding the Affordable Care Act: Seminar for Legislative Staff," was held at the California Community Foundation in downtown Los Angeles and was specifically tailored to the needs of constituent services and health policy staff of the California delegation. Center Director Gerald Kominski, as well as Shana Alex Lavarreda, who directs the Center's Health Insurance Studies Program, and Dylan Roby, who directs the Center's Health Economics and Evaluation Research Program, helped legislative staff prepare for the questions they will receive from their constituents -- individuals and businesses -- as the Affordable Care Act is implemented in coming months. Cynthia Carmona, the director of government and external affairs for the Community Clinic Association of LA County, joined the panel to discuss the safety-net role clinics will play for the remaining uninsured.
Watch the video here.



"Addressing the shortage of pediatric specialists in California​"
April 2013: Edward Schor and Daphna Gans

The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health hosted an essential webinar on innovative new strategies to address the shortage of pediatric subspecialty care practitioners in California. Panelists discuss the current state of pediatric subspecialty care access, outline specific recommendations for change, and take questions directly from webinar participants. Edward Schor, Senior Vice President for Programs and Partnerships for the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health, and Daphna Gans, Center research scientist, host the webinar. 

Watch the video here​.​​





"Confronting Communication Barriers for Limited English Proficient Populations on the Eve of Health Care Reform"
April 2013: Dylan Roby, Max Hadler, Ellen Wu and Chad Silva

What language barriers might impede California's diverse population from enrolling in health care reform -- and what can be done to help? This webinar​ features California's leading experts on the health of the state's often marginalized ethnic and racial groups and expand upon a recent Center study that found significant barriers for HMO enrollees with limited English skills. The findings are important given that, in 2009, nearly one in eight HMO enrollees in California was considered "limited English proficient" (LEP) and that LEP individuals will make up a sizable portion -- as much as 36 percent -- of California's newly insured population after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

Max Hadler, research associate, UCLA Center for Health Policy Research  
(Max Hadler presentation.pdf)
Ellen Wu, executive director, California Pan-Ethnic Health Network (CPEHN) (Ellen Wu presentation.pdf)
Chad Silva, policy director, Latino Coalition for a Healthy California (LCHC) 


Watch the video here​.​​





"Engaging Enrollees in the ​Redetermination Process: Innovative Strategies for Retention"​
May 2012: Dylan Roby, Mitchell Katz, Ron Boatman and Srija Srinivasan

The successes and lessons learned to date from the state's Low-Income Health Program are discussed by five leading experts: Dylan Roby, director of the Center's Health Economics and Evaluation Research Program, which is evaluating LIHP; Mitchell H. Katz, director of Los Angeles County Health Services; Ron Boatman, Assistant Hospital Administrator, Arrowhead Regional Medical Center; as well as Srija Srinivasan, director of strategic operations, and Marmi Bermudez, program manager, San Mateo County Health System. 

LIHP is California's county-based health care coverage expansion program, which seeks new and innovative ways to expand health care coverage to eligible low-income, uninsured individuals not otherwise covered by Medi-Cal.  A potential national model for health care coverage enrollment and retention, LIHP is being implemented as a "bridge" to full implementation of the Affordable Care Act in 2014.

Watch the video here​.​​​​

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