2024 Annual Health Summit

2024 Health Summit Videos

 Opening, Keynote, & Plenary Session: California Children’s Services (CCS) Overview +Q&A

Assembly Member Jim Patterson Keynote

Assembly Member Steve Bennett Keynote

Assembly Member Dr Joaquin Arambula Keynote

 Breakout: Medi-Cal Updates and Strategies for Families

 Breakout: Peer Support and Parent Networking

 Breakout: Whole Child Model

 Breakout: Cultural Competency in Healthcare Services

 Closing Keynote and Remarks Day 1

 Opening, Keynote, & Plenary Session: Enhanced Care Management (ECM) Overview

 Breakout: Dental Care for Children and Youth with Special Healthcare Needs

 Breakout: In-Home Supportive Services/WPCS Waiver

 Breakout: Legislative Advocacy for Children with Special Healthcare Needs

 Breakout: Transitioning to Adult Care: Preparing Youth with Special Healthcare Needs

 Closing Keynote and Remarks Day 2

Family Voices of California was proud to partner in the inaugural DisCo at the Capitol, a landmark event that united children, parents, advocates, and consumers in a collaborative effort to advocate for individuals with special healthcare needs and intellectual disabilities. This vibrant gathering provided an invaluable opportunity for attendees to engage directly with their legislators, ensuring that their voices and concerns were heard at the highest levels of government. Our Project Leadership graduates played a pivotal role, sharing their personal stories with lawmakers with commendable eloquence and impact.

We are immensely grateful to Assembly Members Nguyen and Patterson for their presence and support at the event. Their participation not only enriched the experience but also underscored the importance of community and legislative backing in promoting the welfare of children and youth facing unique challenges. The day was filled with meaningful conversations, photo opportunities, and a shared commitment to making a positive change, highlighting the power of advocacy and the difference it can make in the lives of those we serve.

2023 Health Summit Video Links to all Sessions

Health Summit 2023 Reports:

Health Summit 2023 Annual Report

Health Summit 2023 Overview

Health Summit 2023 Agenda

2023 Videos:

Keynote: Elena Hung, Little LobbyistsCal-AIM and Enhanced Care Management– what does this mean for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs/Disabilities

Telehealth and Access to Care for CYSHCN

Partnering with Your Regional Center to Meet Your Child’s Needs

CA Children’s Services (classic) and the Whole Child Model

A Rare Disease Advisory Council (RDAC) Opportunities and Challenges for the Community

Keynote: The Impact of Public Health Emergency Unwinding for CYSHCN/Disabilities

Keynote: Senator Anthony Portantino/ Behavioral Health and Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs: Challenges and Opportunities

Dental Care for CYSHCN

Climate Change effect for CYSHCN

Impact of Pandemic on Child Development – Moving Forward

Young adults panel – Lived Experience “Developing Positive Disability Identity

Keynote Address: Andy Imparato, Executive Director Disability Rights California

2019 Materials:

Interested in the Health Summit? Take a look at the 2019 Program here, and the 2019 presentation slides below!


Sunday, March 10, 2019

Moving from Individual to Systems Advocacy – Elaine Linn and Elizabeth Mercado
Enhancing Social Media through Advocacy

Monday, March 11, 2019

What Happens in Washington Doesn’t Stay in Washington – Anthony Wright
Family Empowerment for Health Systems Change – Elaine Linn, Elizabeth Mercado
How Does California’s Health System “Rate?” – Kimber Rice
Envisioning Better Brain Health – Alex Briscoe
Envisioning Better Brain Health – Kimberly Lewis
BREAKOUT: Overcoming Barriers to Treatment and Care – Liz Helms
BREAKOUT: Overcoming Barriers to Treatment and Care – Kimberly Lewis
BREAKOUT: CCS and the Whole Child Model – Ali Barclay and Wendy Longwell

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Legislation Briefing, Follow Up Tips – Carl London
Meeting with Legislators – Carl London’s Tip Sheet

Thanks to Our Generous Sponsors!

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

2018 Highlights Report

2017 Highlights Report

2016 Highlights Report

2015 Highlights Report

2014 Highlights Report

2013 Highlights Report

2012 Highlights Report

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