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May 16, 2017 – Exclusive Executive Web Briefing For Members Of The OPEN MINDS Next Generation Forum On Children’s Services

Presented By: Howard Shiffman, Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS, & Lori Accardi, Executive Director, Encompass Health Home and Catholic Charities of Broome County

The Affordable Care Act. Medicaid reform efforts and other health care initiatives have impacted all segments of health and human services, including traditional children’s service organizations in the child welfare, mental health, and juvenile justice systems. These initiatives to improve overall health and reduce the cost of care for broad populations through the integration of physical and behavioral health and care coordination interventions, have begun to focus on children served by various publicly funded systems and  require a whole host of new collaborations and organizational competencies in order to meet the changing needs of clients and funders.

View this executive web briefing recording to watch OPEN MINDS senior associate, Howard Shiffman, and executive director of Encompass Health Home and Catholic Charities of Broome County, Lori Accardi, provide a brief overview of the changes that have been occurring in the health and human services field. Our faculty discussed the impact of the changes occurring on traditional children’s services, as well as strategies for change and opportunities to serve in the future.

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