Annual Health Summit

Click here to register for the 2018 Health Summit & Legislative Day!

Date: Monday, February 26 (Summit) – Tuesday, February 27 (Legislative Day)

The Family Voices of California Health Summit & Legislative Day brings together families, youth, providers, policymakers, state agencies, and advocates who are eager to improve services and systems of care for children and youth with special health care needs.

We encourage you to join us for this powerful event. Hear from experts, build relationships with professionals, and learn how to address legislators to effectively implement change.

Panel topics will cover Medi-Cal updates, mental health, family engagement, California Children’s Services, and more.

Cost: Free for families, $50 suggested donation for professionals.

Our 2017 Summit was a great success! Special thanks to all of our sponsors as well as Youth Organizing! Disabled & Proud who partnered with us to host our first-ever youth track — a dedicated session organized and led by youth and young adults with disabilities.

To view photos from our 2017 Summit, click here, and to read the Highlights Report, click here.

To download presenter PowerPoints and watch videos from the 2017 Summit (indicated in bold red), see below:

The Future Of California Children’s Services And The Whole Child Model

Jennifer Kent & Jacey Cooper, California Department Of Health Care Services: The Whole-Child Model

Laurie Soman, CRISS, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital: The Future Of CCS: SB 586 And Protections For Children And Families

Mira Morton, California Children’s Hospital: The Importance Of Family Advocacy

Brianna Lierman, Local Health Plans Of California: Implementation Of The Whole-Child Model In County-Organized Health Systems

Donnell Kenworthy, Parent Advocate: Caring For DJ

Mental Health For Children And Youth With Special Health Care Need

Katie Hornberger, Disability Rights California: Accessing Insurance For Mental Health Services 

Clayton Chau, MD, PhD, Institute For Mental Health And Wellness, St. Joseph Hoag Health System: Medi-Cal Behavioral Health Benefits For Children & Adolescents

Kristen Slater, Beacon Health Options: Medi-Cal Managed Care Benefits

Heather Huszti, PhD, Children’s Hospital Orange County: Mental Health For Children With Special Needs

Proposed Changes To Medicaid, ACA, And Title V Funding

Edwin Park, Center On Budget And Policy Priorities: Threats To Medicaid And Children And Youth With Special Health Care Needs

Video of panel presentation

Medi-Cal For Children With Special Health Care Needs

Elizabeth Zirker, Disability Rights California: Medi-Cal Programs For Children

Gayle Mathe, California Dental Association: Medi-Cal And Oral Health

Larene Pare, Parent Advocate: The Case For In-Home Nursing

Video: Erin Aaberg Givans Memorial Tribute

Video: Lucile Packard Foundation For Children’s Health Award

Video: Senator Ed Hernandez Award

Video: Senator Holly Mitchell Keynote Address

To access Highlight Reports from past Health Summits, see below:

2016 Highlights Report

2015 Highlights Report

2014 Highlights Report

2013 Highlights Report

2012 Highlights Report

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