October MIC session to unpack ways to turn Medicaid research into action

Joan Alker to discuss ways we can reframe Medicaid research to better influence policy change.

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Millions of children and families may lose Medicaid coverage after the COVID-19 public health emergency measures expire. Where do things stand, and what lies ahead for the health and wellbeing of these groups when they do?

On October 20 we’ll follow Joan Alker along the yellow brick road to explore ways we can transform research into actionable tools to make positive change in Medicaid programs. No magic slippers needed, just a few great partnerships for the journey – and the brains, heart and courage you discovered were with you the whole time.

Joan Alker is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Center for Children and Families (CCF), and a Research Professor at the Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy. She is a nationally recognized expert on Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and is the lead author of CCF’s annual report on children’s health care coverage trends. Alker has testified before Congress, served on expert advisory panels to the federal government, and is routinely quoted in major media outlets such as the New York Times, NPR, Politico, Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal.

The Medicaid Insights Colloquium is an ongoing bimonthly webinar series hosted by the OHSU Center for Health Systems Effectiveness. Sessions are free, but registration is required.

About the Center for Health Systems Effectiveness

The Center for Health Systems Effectiveness researches health care service delivery with the aim of improving the value and sustainability of the U.S. healthcare system.

To learn more about the CHSE, visit us on the web or email us at CHSE-info@ohsu.edu.