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Learn from leading nonprofit organizations investing in health and human services innovations about their priorities and how they can be good partners for states in finding ways to fund creative new programs. (Open Society Foundations, Ford Foundation, Annie E. Casey Foundation).
View more videos from 2011 APHSA Spring Policy Forum
Emerging Stronger: A New Vision for Health & Human ServicesAn overview of APHSA’s refocused mission, vision and priorities for the coming year and beyond from APHSA Executive Director Tracy Wearing followed by remarks from Antonio Oftelie, executive director, Leadership for a Networked World, Harvard University. Oftelie will speak on “The Next Generation of Human Services: Realizing the Vision” and will introduce the “Human Services Value Curve” developed at the 2010 Human Services Summit at Harvard University. The Human Services Value Curve is a guide to help leaders envision an innovation path for their organization—a method that improves the organization’s ability to deliver broader and more valuable outcomes.
A View from the Foundation CommunityLearn from leading nonprofit organizations investing in health and human services innovations about their priorities and how they can be good partners for states in finding ways to fund creative new programs (Open Society Foundations, Ford Foundation, Annie E. Casey Foundation).
Charting a Course Through Political Sea Change: Panel 1A panel of national policymakers will give their outlook on the policy and budgetary landscape ahead. Panelists will provide perspectives from various branches of the federal government as well as from state government.An overview of the administration’s policy and implementation priorities for the coming year with concentration on human service programs, upcoming reauthorizations, and the rollout of the Affordable Care Act. The speakers will discuss the cross-program impacts of ACA changes and the opportunities to connect healthcare reform with existing human services programs through policy and information system planning.
Charting a Course Through Political Sea Change: Panel 2This panel will provide a high-level overview of the federal and state budget outlook in the near and longer terms, with emphasis on what states should realistically expect from the congressional budget debate for the balance of the current fiscal year and for FY 2012.
Innovations in Accountability: An Update on New Approaches from the States and the Office of Management and BudgetOMB officials will cover the recent progress of the Partnership Fund for Program Integrity Innovation and the innovative pilots that the fund is supporting. They will also discuss the president’s new directive that all agencies must streamline their programs and begin focusing on outcomes, and the administration’s Pay for Success proposal. APHSA Executive Director Tracy Wareing will speak on her role as interim co-chair of the partnership Fund’s Collaborative Forum, the group of state and local stakeholders that is advising the fund and guiding much of its work.
State of the Art in Health and Human Services Systems TechnologyWeb portals, call centers, cloud computing, online support chat: The new innovations in customer service and human service data management make for an impressive list. Systems innovations are allowing agencies to reach more people and manage more data faster than ever before. Panelists will explore options for states to upgrade their systems and what benefits some of these new developments bring to agencies that are looking to implement them in their new tech strategies.
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