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A Crossroads for the Residually Uninsured

Monday, September 16, 2013
10:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Center for Healthy Communities
1000 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Join your grantmaking colleagues for the third session in our four-part series, In Focus: Health Care Reform. Featuring Lucien Wulsin, Jr., Executive Director and Founder of the Insure the Uninsured Project, and Bridget Cole, Senior Program Director with Community Partners, the program will focus on the residually uninsured and how health care reform will impact this sizable population.
Signed into law in 2010, the staged implementation of the Affordable Care Act is rapidly impacting communities that we serve. Recognizing the need to understand--and quickly adapt--SCG members will meet to hear from experts about pressing changes and to exchange ideas about how funders can respond and prioritize emerging needs.
SCG’s In Focus program series convenes funders around emerging trends and policy issues. Participants can learn about a specific topic, exchange ideas about how philanthropy can address it, and share updates about their work. By bringing together funders on a quarterly basis over the course of one year,In Focus provides a platform for funders to address key issues through collaboration and action.
Light refreshments will be served.


Lucien Wulsin, Jr.
Executive Director and Founder, Insure the Uninsured Project
Lucien Wulsin Jr. is an attorney with more than 30 years of experience in programs covering the uninsured and low-income populations. He is involved in efforts throughout the state to develop, discuss and disseminate practical solutions to cover the uninsured with counties and local initiatives, purchasing pools, commercial health plans, employers, policymakers, hospitals, doctors and clinics. To highlight these efforts and opportunities, Lucien has developed and distributed extensive written materials, put on annual conferences on “Insuring the Uninsured,” and organized an ongoing series of state and regional workgroups on efforts to cover the uninsured through counties and local initiatives, employers, unions and health plans.

Bridget Hogan Cole
Senior Program Director, Clinic Capacity for Quality and Specialty Care Initiative, Community Partners
Bridget Cole comes to the Building Clinic Capacity for Quality (BCCQ) and Specialty Care Initiative (SCI) programs with more than 18 years of program leadership, project development and technology planning and implementation experience. She has worked with community health centers, Blue Cross of California, healthcare engineering firms, Kaiser Permanente Foundation Hospitals, national independent service agencies and divisions of the Hospital Council of Southern California. Recently, Cole led a Los Angeles area community health center's strategic planning and health information technology effort, implementing several technology-enabled quality improvement projects. She received a Master’s of Public Health with a concentration in health services administration from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Quarterly meeting topics:
March 12, 2013: A New Environment for Community Clinics with Cynthia Carmona, director of government and external affairs, Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County, facilitated by SCG member Rosemary Veniegas, program officer, Health Care, California Community Foundation
May 30, 2013: Emerging Opportunities for Dental Care with Jenny Kattlove, director, Strategic Health Initiatives, The Children's Partnership, facilitated by Dorothy Fleisher, program director, W.M. Keck Foundation
September 16, 2013: A Crossroads for the Residually Uninsured with Lucien Wulsin Jr., executive director and founder, Insure the Uninsured Project, facilitated by SCG member Bridget Cole, senior program director, Community Partners

December 11, 2013 (9:00 to 11:00 am): Next Steps for Health Care Reform 2014 with Mary Odell, President, UniHealth Foundation facilitated by SCG member Rosemary Veniegas, Program Officer, Health Care, California Community Foundation

Participants are asked to commit to attending all four meetings. For participants unable to participate in future meetings, a representative from their organization may attend.
Meeting Three Details: A Crossroads for the Residually Uninsured