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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

 

10:00 a.m. Eastern Time | Hearing | House Education and Workforce Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development | Improving Federal Student Aid to Better Meet the Needs of Students | 2175 Rayburn House Office Building

 

This briefing was originally scheduled from March 15. For more information, including a link to the webcast, please visit the U.S. House Education and Workforce website.

 

 

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time | Webinar | The Urban Institute | Realizing Community Colleges’ Potential and Ensuring a Path to the Middle Class

 

As technology advances, employers demand different skills, and the cost of a four-year degree rises, community colleges are a crucial gateway to postsecondary credentials. But can they meet demand? In this webinar, Cheryl Hyman, chancellor of City Colleges of Chicago, will discuss how community colleges can ensure more students find success, using lessons from City Colleges' Reinvention initiative.

 

To register, visit the Urban Institute website.

 

 

2:00 p.m. Eastern Time | Webinar | National Academy of Medicine | Vital Directions for Health & Health Care: Priorities from a National Academy of Medicine Initiative | 2101 Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20418

 

The National Academy of Medicine’s Vital Directions for Health and Health Care Initiative has called on more than 150 leading experts across the country to assemble evidence-based strategies for advancing health and health care under the new presidential administration. On March 21, 2017, the NAM will release the conclusive final paper in the Vital Directions series, authored by the initiative’s steering committee, which outlines key priorities for action and essential infrastructure needs. Please join us for an interactive discussion that transcends the policy debate and restores needed focus on fundamental principles for advancing health, health care, and scientific progress.

 

The event will feature remarks from the following members of the steering committee:

 

  • Victor J. Dzau, National Academy of Medicine (Co-Chair)
  • Mark McClellan, Duke-Margolis Health Policy Center (Co-Chair)
  • Sheila Burke, Harvard Kennedy School
  • The Honorable Thomas Daschle, Former U.S. Senator
  • The Honorable Michael O. Leavitt, Former Governor of Utah and Former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

 

In addition, the event will include a stakeholder discussion panel featuring:

 

  • Georges Benjamin, American Public Health Association
  • Toby Cosgrove, Cleveland Clinic
  • James Madara, American Medical Association
  • Sally Okun, PatientsLikeMe

 

For more information, including a link to the report and registration for the webcast, visit the NAS website.

 


 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

 

8:30 a.m. Eastern Time | Meeting | Health and Human Services Department (HHS); Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) | Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education | 200 Independence Avenue SW, Room 505A, Conference Room, Washington, D.C.

 

The Panel advises and makes recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) concerning optimal strategies for the following:
 

  • Developing and implementing education and outreach programs for individuals enrolled in, or eligible for, the Health Insurance Marketplace, Medicare, Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
  • Enhancing the federal government’s effectiveness in informing Health Insurance Marketplace, Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP consumers, providers and stakeholders pursuant to education and outreach programs of issues regarding these and other health coverage programs, including the appropriate use of public-private partnerships to leverage the resources of the private sector in educating beneficiaries, providers and stakeholders.
  • Expanding outreach to vulnerable and underserved communities, including racial and ethnic minorities, in the context of the Health Insurance Marketplace, Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP education programs.
  • Assembling and sharing an information base of "best practices" for helping consumers evaluate health plan options.
  • Building and leveraging existing community infrastructures for information, counseling and assistance.
  • Drawing the program link between outreach and education, promoting consumer understanding of health care coverage choices and facilitating consumer selection/enrollment, which in turn support the overarching goal of improved access to quality care, including prevention services, envisioned under health care reform.

For more information, and to register, visit the CMS website.

 


 

Friday, March 24, 2017

 

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time | Webinar | National Health Law Program | Protect Medicaid Series – Consumer Protections

 

Proposals to drastically cut federal Medicaid spending are gaining ground in the Republican-led Congress. In this third in a series of webinars on Medicaid financing and services, NHeLP/DC Senior Staff Attorney Wayne Turner describes how efforts to impose Medicaid per capita caps or block grants will endanger long standing consumer protections in Medicaid. Register here.

 


 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

 

8:00 a.m. Eastern Time | Hearing | House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health | 334 Cannon House Office Building

 

  • HR 1005 — A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the provision of adult day health care services for veterans. 
  • HR 918 — Veteran Urgent Access to Mental Healthcare Act 
  • HR 1058 — VA Provider Equity Act 
  • HR 95 — Veterans' Access to Child Care Act 
  • HR 91 — Building Supportive Networks for Women Veterans Act 
  • HR 467 — A bill to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to ensure that each medical facility of the Department of Veterans Affairs complies with requirements relating to scheduling veterans for health care appointments, to improve the uniform application of directives of the Department, and for other purposes. 
  • HR 1162 — No Hero Left Untreated Act 
  • HR 907 — Newborn Care Improvement Act 

For more information, including a link to the webcast, please visit the House Veterans' Affairs website.

 

 

10:00 a.m. Eastern Time | Hearing | House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies | Budget Hearing - Department of Health and Human Services | 2358-C Rayburn House Office Building

 

Witness:

  • HHS Secretary Tom Price

 

For more information, including a link to the webcast, please visit the House Committee on Appropriations website.

 


 

 

Friday, March 31, 2017

 

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time | Webinar | National Health Law Program | Medicaid and the Opioid Crisis

 

Proposals to drastically cut federal Medicaid spending and services are moving through Congress. In this fifth in a series of webinars on Medicaid financing and services, NHeLP’s Corey Davis and Hector Hernandez-Delgado describe the importance of Medicaid to people with and at risk of substance use disorders (SUD) and how Republican-led efforts to impose Medicaid per capita caps or block grants would lead to preventable deaths, injuries, and economic losses. Register here.

 


 

Thursday, April 6, 2017

 

Time TBD | Meeting | Food and Drug Administration | Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee

 

The FDA plans to hold a meeting of the Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee (TPSAC) on April 6. During this meeting, representatives from the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products will present information to the Committee, which includes several new members, on the processes CTP uses in the review of tobacco product applications, including substantial equivalence (SE), modified risk tobacco product (MRTP) and premarket tobacco applications (PMTA). Topics will include the statutory standards applicable to the different types of applications; the scientific basis for review decisions, with a focus on PMTA and MRTPA; and the role of the Committee in the review process. 

 


People interested in presenting data, information, or views, either in person or in writing, must send in their submissions by March 15 or March 23, respectively. For more information, including how to get involved, visit the TPSAC website

 

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