March 23, 2021
The Opening Plenary keynote for the Spring Conference will be Allison Hamblin, MSPH, President and CEO of the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS). She will be discussing national trends and innovations in Medicaid behavioral health and healthcare, the progress of integrated care, the role of value based care and serving individuals with complex needs.
The CHCS is a nationally recognized nonprofit health policy resource center committed to improving health care delivery for low-income populations. Ms. Hamblin has worked directly with state Medicaid, federal, health plan, and provider stakeholders across the nation to develop and test new solutions for enhancing care delivery for populations with complex needs, including efforts focused on children and adults. In particular, she has substantial expertise in the areas of physical and behavioral health integration; alternative payment and delivery models for people with complex needs; innovative financing strategies to support social service investments; and return on investment. The CHCS works with multiple states and has completed projects related to advancing integrated models, accelerating child health transformation, advancing health equity and addressing systemic racism, and Social Determinants of Health and much more. They are known for their Medicaid Director Institute. In fact, NC DHHS Deputy Secretary of Medicaid Dave Richard is a 2016 graduate of the program.
CHCS has conducted work in North Carolina and Ms. Hamblin has a personal connection as a graduate of both UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University. To hear more from her, check out an interview with Ms. Hamblin regarding innovation in Medicaid.