Learning Collaborative on Improving Quality and Access to Care in Maternal and Child Health

6/15/2016
Maternal and Child Health Meeting
June 15-17, 2016 | Westminster, Colo.
Participants: American Samoa, Colorado, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming

NCSL co-hosted an invitational meeting on maternal and child health, “Learning Collaborative on Improving Quality and Access to Care in Maternal and Child Health.” The meeting was held in Westminster, Colo., on June 15-17 and co-hosted with six other national partners: Altarum, the American Academy of Pediatrics, Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, the National Academy of State Health Policy, and the National Governors Association. Eight states and territories attended, including American Samoa, Colorado, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming.

Objectives:

  • To share best practices in improving quality and access to care in maternal and child health (MCH), especially in: continuity of coverage and care for pregnant women and children; improving systems of care for children and youth with special health care needs; and implementing Bright Futures guidelines as a standard of care for all children.
  • To convene state teams of key health policymakers to learn about state strategies for improving quality and access to care in MCH.
  • To give state teams the opportunity to discuss and identify priorities related to improving quality and access to care in MCH.
  • To facilitate development of collaborative action plans related to each state team’s identified priorities, which will include outlines of next steps and implementation timelines.  

Agenda and Resources

 
wednesDay, June 15
Time Sessions

2-2:30 p.m.

Welcome and Learning Collaborative Overview

Martha King, group director, and Tahra Johnson, policy specialist, Health Program, National Conference of State Legislatures | "Presentation Powerpoint" (PDF file-11 pages)

2:30-3:15 p.m.

Keynote Address: Progress and Opportunities for States to Improve Quality Access to Care in MCH  

 

Moderator

  • Sylvia Sosa, Office of Policy and Planning, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration

Speaker

  • Natasha Coulouris, MPH, senior adviser, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration
3:30-4:45 p.m. Round 1 of State Team Group Discussions
State teams will have an opportunity to meet one another, discuss their respective roles related to MCH and discuss their views about state's MCH challenges and opportunities. Facilitator previews breakout process and goals for days 2 and 3.
5:15-6 p.m. Networking Opportunity and Reception
6-8 p.m.

Dinner with Speaker
Return on Investment: Preventative Health Initiatives to Help States Achieve Their Goals

 

Moderator

  • Tahra Johnson, policy specialist, National Conference of State Legislatures

Speaker

thursDay, june 16
7:30-8:30 a.m. Networking Opportunity and Breakfast
8:30-9:45 a.m.

State Strategies for Increasing Continuity of Coverage and Care for Pregnant Women and Children

 

Moderator

  • Carolyn McCoy, senior policy manager, Health Reform Implementation, Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs

Panelists

  • Maureen Hensley-Quinn, project director, National Academy for State Health Policy | "Presentation Powerpoint" (PDF file-8 pages)
  • Elizabeth Wieand, program director, Payment and Delivery System Policy, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists | "Presentation Powerpoint" (PDF file-7 pages)
  • Lynne Nilson, director, Bureau of Maternal and Child Health, Utah Department of Health | "Presentation Powerpoint" (PDF file-5 pages)
9:45-11 a.m. Round 2 of State Team Group Discussions
State team members will meet to:
  • Discuss challenges and unmet needs related to continuity of coverage and care for pregnant women and children in their state;
  • Develop goal(s) for improving continuity of coverage and care;
  • Identify strategies to help the team move forward with the goal(s).
11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Improving Systems of Care for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN)

 

Moderator

  • Kelly Murphy, program director, National Governors Association

Panelists

  • Debra Waldron, director, Division of Services for Children with Special Health Care Needs, U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (Virtual) | "Presentation Powerpoint" (PDF file-12 pages)
  • Karen VanLandeghem, senior program director, National Academy for State Health Policy | "Presentation Powerpoint" (PDF file-12 pages)
  • Barb Dalbec, section manager, Children & Youth with Special Health Needs, Minnesota Department of Health | "Presentation Powerpoint" (PDF file-11 pages)
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch and Affinity Group Discussion
Join your affinity group (i.e., legislators meet at one table, MCH directors at another, etc.) to share challenges, lessons learned and promising practices related to MCH topics.
1:30-2:45 p.m.

Round 3 of State Team Group Discussions
State team members will meet to:

  • Discuss challenges and unmet needs related to improving systems of care for CYSHCN;
  • Develop goal(s) for improving systems of care for CYSHCN;
  • Identify strategies to help the team move forward with the goal(s).
2:45-4 p.m.

Implementing Bright Futures for All Children

 

Moderator

  • Sunnah Kim, director, Division of Pediatric Practice, American Academy of Pediatrics | "Presentation Powerpoint" (PDF file-7 pages)

Panelists

  • RJ Gillespie, M.D., FAAP, Oregon Pediatric Improvement Partnership | "Presentation Powerpoint" (PDF file-21 pages)
  • Francis Rushton, M.D., FAAP, medical director, South Carolina Quality through Technology and Innovation in Pediatrics | "Presentation Powerpoint" (PDF file-11 pages)
4:15-5:30 p.m. Round 4 of State Team Group Discussions: State Strategies
State team members will meet to:
  • Discuss challenges and unmet needs related to Bright Futures;
  • Develop goal(s) for implementing Bright Futures;
  • Identify strategies to help the team move forward with the goal(s).
friday, june 17
8-8:45 a.m. Networking Opportunity and Breakfast
8:45-9:45 a.m.

Opportunities for Family Engagement in Policy Decision-Making

 

Moderator

  • Stacy Collins, associate director, Health Reform Implementation, Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs

Panelists

  • Ed Long, chief communications officer, Oklahoma Health Care Authority | "Presentation Powerpoint" (PDF file-5 pages)
  • Jennifer Bolden Pitre, M.A., J.D., National Program Coordinator, Family Voices
  • Joni Bruce, executive director, Oklahoma Family Network | "Presentation Powerpoint" (PDF file-3 pages)
10-11:30 a.m.

State Team Discussions:  Finalizing Action Plan
State teams will finalize their action plan and make plans for follow-up activities, including a reconvening in their state.

11:30-1 p.m. Lunch and State Team Reports, Learning from Each Other and Resources Overview