Demystifying Telehealth: What families of children and youth with special health care needs need to know
Simultaneous Interpretation in Spanish and Cantonese
and Closed Captioning Available
Monday November 9, 2020 11am-12pm (PST)
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This webinar will create better awareness and understanding about telehealth, how families can use it, its value for children and youth with special health care needs/disabilities and what policies are needed to ensure access and sustainability.
Erin Kelly: Erin brings 20 years of public health and health care experience to the Children’s Specialty Care Coalition. She has served as the Executive Director for the Children’s Specialty Care Coalition for last 6 years, laser focused on the mission to ensure children with complex health care needs has quality access to care and that pediatric subspecialty physicians are able to thrive in California’s healthcare environment. Erin formerly worked for Richard Heath and Associates to provide program oversight and grant management to professional medical associations that were funded to educate and support healthcare providers with Covered California implementation. Prior to her work with Covered California, Erin spent 6 years as the Director of Mission Programs, for the Susan G. Komen Orange County Affiliate.
Dr. James Marcin: Dr. Marcin is Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the UC Davis School of Medicine and Director of the Center for Health and Technology at UC Davis Health. He completed medical school at UC San Diego, pediatric residency at UCSF, and pediatric critical care fellowship at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington DC. In addition to his clinical work in the Pediatric ICU, he conducts research and advocacy in telehealth related to access and quality of care, particularly as it relates to children with special healthcare needs and acutely ill and injured children in rural communities.
Mei Wa Kwong, JD: Mei has over a decade of experience in state and federal policy work. She is currently the Executive Director for the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP), the federally designated National Telehealth Policy Resource Center. She has written numerous policy briefs, crafted state legislation and led several coalition efforts on a variety of issues. Ms. Kwong has published several articles on telehealth and telehealth policy in various peer reviewed journals and is the co-author of CCHP’s 50 State Medicaid Telehealth Reimbursement Survey. She is recognized as an expert on telehealth policy and has been consulted by state and federal lawmakers on telehealth legislation and policy.
Ginger Moyles: Ginger and her family live in very rural northern California. She is the parent to 3 wonderful children, 4 step-children and a combined 10 grandchildren. Her 2 older natural born children are 32 and 26. Ginger’s youngest child is 12 and was adopted with a very rare genetic syndrome. She is 1 of about 70 in the world. They live on a small farm and enjoy their animals, and the nature that surrounds them. Fishing is now their new favorite family past-time. Ginger does not work anymore as her daughter’s medical appointments and care time interrupt that too much.