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The Public Health & Health Care Landscape: What’s At Stake For Our Children

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
10:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
350 South Bixel Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017
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Please join the LA Partnership for Early Childhood Investment and SCG to discuss the latest research on health and economic outcomes related to investments in young children.

With the federal government still seeking to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the public health and health care landscape faces an unsettled and unpredictable future.

In this program, we'll explore opportunities to protect the health of our youngest and most vulnerable, and highlight successful examples we can lift up at the local and state levels.

We'll hear from  a panel of experts in this field:

  • Katie Bethell, Founder and CEO, PL+US (Paid Leave for the United States)
  • Richard Figueroa, Director of Health and Human Services, The California Endowment
  • Dr. Dana Goldman, Chair, USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics


Event held in partnership with the LA Partnership for Early Childhood Investment

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Who May Attend
Open to grantmakers

No cost to participate

Speaker Biographies

Katie Bethell, Founder and CEO, PL+US (Paid Leave for the United States), Twitter: @PaidLeaveUS, @KatieBethell

Katie Bethell is a senior leader and organizer with nearly 15 years of digital advocacy and mobilization experience. She was the Campaign Director at for four years, where, as a member of the founding team and active participant in national and state coalitions on work/family policy, she developed and won local, state, and national campaigns for family-friendly public policy. Her portfolio included work to win passage of statewide paid family leave in New Jersey and Washington State, paid sick days legislation in Connecticut, and the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Following MomsRising, Bethell was Managing Director of North America Campaigns at, where she oversaw the team that ran hundreds of  impactful public campaigns in the US, including the campaign that launched Trayvon Martin’s shooting to national attention in 2012 (2.2 million supporters) and the campaign that ended the Boy Scouts anti-gay policy. In 2014, she was named one Fast Company's ‘Most Creative People in Business’.


Richard Figueroa, Director of Health and Human Services, The California Endowment, Twitter: @CalEndow, @CalEndowFig

Richard Figueroa is the Director of Prevention and the Affordable Care Act for The California Endowment. Previously, he served in the California Governor’s Office, where he was a Deputy Cabinet Secretary and Health Care Advisor for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Deputy Legislative Secretary for Governor Davis where he was responsible for health care, human services and health insurance issues. Figueroa has also served as the Legislative Director for California Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi, Principal Consultant to the Senate Committee on Insurance, Senior Consultant to the California Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, and a Legislative Budget Analyst in the Office of the Legislative Analyst. Finally, he served a member of the State of CA Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board or as staff to that Board for 15 years. He has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California at Davis and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of California at Los Angeles


Dr. Dana Goldman, Chair, USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics, Twitter: @SchaefferCenter

Dana Goldman is the Leonard D. Schaeffer Chair and a Distinguished Professor of Pharmacy, Public Policy, and Economics at the University of Southern California. He also directs the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, one of the nation’s premier health policy and management programs (ranked #3 by US News & World Report). Dr. Goldman is the author of over 200 articles and book chapters, and is a health policy advisor to the Congressional Budget Office, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Institute, Covered California, and several health care companies. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and the recipient of several prominent awards, including the Eugene Garfield Economic Impact Prize; the MetLife Foundation’s Silver Scholar Award; the National Institute for Health Care Management Award; and the Alice Hersh New Investigator Award. He received his BA from Cornell University and a PhD in economics from Stanford University.


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