Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Region 8 Federal Collaboration Webinar - Affordable Care Act - 7/12

As the next in the series of webinars being hosted by Region 8 on "Improving Children's Health Through Federal Collaboration," the Thursday, July 12, session (2-3:30 pm) will forcus on the Affordable Care Act.  

The webinar will include an overview of the new health reform law, the Affordable Care Act, and highlight those sections of the law that are especially helpful for children and families. The Affordable Care Act increases access to necessary preventative services to help keep children and families healthy. This session will describe the new protections for health insurance consumers, and provisions to lower costs and improve care.

To Register Visit:

Agenda: (All Times MST)
2:00 PM to 2:10 PM – Welcome and Introductions
Cherri Pruitt, Maternal and Child Health Regional Consultant, US Health Resources and Services Administration, Region VIII

2:10 PM to 2:30 PM – Overview of the Affordable Care Act, the new health reform law
Ezra Watland, Special Assistant in the Office of the Regional Director, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for Region VIII

2:30 PM to 2:50PM – The Promise of Prevention
CAPT Zachary Taylor, M.D., M.S., Regional Health Administrator, Region VIII, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

2:50 PM to 3:10 PM – What You Need to Know About Behavioral Health and the ACA
Charles Smith, PhD, Regional Administrator, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Region VIII, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

3:10 PM to 3:20 PM – Tour of
Ezra Watland

3:20 PM to 3:30 PM – Q & A, Events, and Resources
Facilitator:Cherri Pruitt

If you have any questions about the webinar or the federal collaboration series, contact Alicia Aalto, Children's Environmental Health Coordinator, US EPA Region 8 (8P-SA) at

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