In Focus: Health Care Reform
Join your grantmaking colleagues for the final session in SCG’s four-part series, In Focus: Health Care Reform. This program will feature Mary Odell, President of the UniHealth Foundation, discussing next steps for health care reform implementation in 2014.
Signed into law in 2010, the staged implementation of the Affordable Care Act is rapidly impacting communities that we serve. Recognizing the need to understand--and quickly adapt--SCG members have met quarterly over the past year to hear from experts about fast-moving changes and to exchange ideas about how funders can respond and prioritize emerging needs. Read more about past sessions in this series here.
Continental breakfast will be served.
About the In Focus Program Model
SCG’s In Focus program series convenes funders to learn about a specific topic, tackling an emerging trend or policy issue of concern to philanthropy. In this focused learning environment, participants exchange ideas about how philanthropy can address the evolving issue and share updates about their work.
By bringing funders together on a quarterly basis over the course of one year, In Focus provides a platform for funders to address key issues through collaboration and action.
President, UniHealth Foundation
Mary Odell is President of the UniHealth Foundation. A private health care foundation established in 1998 to support activities that significantly improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities in Southern California, UniHealth makes grants primarily to hospitals in Los Angeles and Orange Counties.
Prior to joining UniHealth, Odell served for eight years as President of The Riordan Foundation and its associated public foundation, Rx for Reading. Before becoming a foundation officer, Odell pursued a career in elementary school teaching and administration and worked as an education and instruction specialist for IBM. She currently serves on the Board of Southern California Grantmakers and LA’s BEST After School Enrichment Program.
Past Quarterly meeting topics:
March 12, 2013: A New Environment for Community Clinics with Louise McCarthy, president and chief executive officer, Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County, and facilitated by SCG member Rosemary Veniegas, program officer, Health Care, California Community Foundation
May 30, 2013: Emerging Opportunities for Dental Care with Jenny Kattlove, director, Strategic Health Initiatives, The Children's Partnership, and facilitated by Dorothy Fleisher, program director, W.M. Keck Foundation
September 16, 2013: A Crossroads for the Residually Uninsured with Lucien Wulsin Jr., executive director and founder, Insure the Uninsured Project, and facilitated by SCG member Bridget Cole, senior program director, Community Partners
Director, Strategic Health Initiatives, The Children's Partnership
At The Children’s Partnership (TCP), Jenny Kattlove directs efforts to increase access to dental care for California's children. She also directs TCP's tele-health program and leads efforts related to ensuring access to affordable, comprehensive health insurance for all children in California, including directing TCP's California Express Lane Eligibility program. Kattlove also works to ensure that digital opportunities are available to all young people and families, especially those that are low-income and underserved.
Before her position with TCP, Kattlove worked in Ohio, where she served as the health advocate for KidsOhio.org and the Children's Defense Fund. In these roles, she led efforts to increase access to health and dental care for low-income children and families through advocacy, coalition building, outreach and education.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County
Louise McCarthy leads the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County (CCALAC), where she represents the interests of LA area Community Clinics and Health Centers, and those they serve. Prior to taking this role, she served as CCALAC’s Vice President of Governmental Affairs for three years.
Before joining CCALAC, McCarthy was assistant director of policy for the California Primary Care Association, where she worked on statewide legislative, regulatory and administrative issues impacting California’s community clinics and health centers. She also worked for the California Bureau of State Audits, conducting performance evaluations of state agencies. McCarthy serves on the Boards of L.A. Care Health Plan, the California Primary Care Association, the California Family Health Council, California Health Interview Survey, the Workforce Investment Board of the City of Los Angeles, the Insure the Uninsured Project and the Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute.
Lucien Wulsin Jr.
Executive Director and Founder, Insure the Uninsured Project
Lucien Wulsin Jr. is an attorney with more than 30 years of experience in programs covering the uninsured and low-income populations. He is involved in efforts throughout the state to develop, discuss and disseminate practical solutions to cover the uninsured with counties and local initiatives, purchasing pools, commercial health plans, employers, policymakers, hospitals, doctors and clinics.
To highlight these efforts and opportunities, Lucien has developed and distributed extensive written materials, put on annual conferences on “Insuring the Uninsured,” and organized an ongoing series of state and regional workgroups on efforts to cover the uninsured through counties and local initiatives, employers, unions and health plans.
Quarterly meeting topics:
March 12, 2013: A New Environment for Community Clinics with Cynthia Carmona, director of government and external affairs, Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County, facilitated by SCG member Rosemary Veniegas, program officer, Health Care, California Community Foundation
May 30, 2013: Emerging Opportunities for Dental Care with Jenny Kattlove, director, Strategic Health Initiatives, The Children's Partnership, facilitated by Dorothy Fleisher, program director, W.M. Keck Foundation
September 16, 2013: A Crossroads for the Residually Uninsured with Lucien Wulsin Jr., executive director and founder, Insure the Uninsured Project, facilitated by SCG member Bridget Cole, senior program director, Community Partners
December 11, 2013 (9:00 to 11:00 am): Next Steps for Health Care Reform 2014 with Mary Odell, President, UniHealth Foundation facilitated by SCG member Rosemary Veniegas, Program Officer, Health Care, California Community Foundation
Participants are asked to commit to attending all four meetings. For participants unable to participate in future meetings, a representative from their organization may attend.
Meeting Four Details: Next Steps for Health Care Reform in 2014
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
California Community Foundation’s Palevsky Center
Figueroa Courtyard, 201
281 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Participants have pre-registered for this series and have committed to attending all four meetings.
If you have pre-registered for the series and plan to attend this meeting, please confirm your participation by registering online.
SCG members: free
Eligible non-members: $100
Who May Attend
Current SCG members and grantmakers eligible for SCG membership. For eligibility requirements, click here.