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A New Environment for Community Clinics

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
1:00pm PDT
Joan Palevsky Convening Center
281 S. Figueroa St., Ste. 100, Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Tackling an emerging trend or policy issue of recent concern to philanthropy, Southern California Grantmakers’ new In Focus program series will convene funders to learn about a specific topic, exchange ideas about how philanthropy can address an evolving issue 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.
Join your grantmaking colleagues for SCG’s first series, which will focus on health care reform. Signed in to 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 quarterly over one year to hear from experts about pressing changes and exchange ideas about ways funders can respond and prioritize emerging needs.


Jenny Kattlove
Director, Strategic Health Initiatives, The Children's Partnership
At The Children’s Partnership (TCP), Jenny Kattlove directs efforts to increase access to dental care for California's children. She also directs TCP's tele-health program and leads efforts related to ensuring access to affordable, comprehensive health insurance for all children in California, including directing TCP's California Express Lane Eligibility program. Kattlove also works to ensure that digital opportunities are available to all young people and families, especially those that are low-income and underserved. Before her position with TCP, Kattlove worked in Ohio, where she served as the health advocate for and the Children's Defense Fund. In these roles, she led efforts to increase access to health and dental care for low-income children and families through advocacy, coalition building, outreach and education.

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

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 


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