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CRISS and CCS Executive Committee Present 
CCS Best Practices Conference 2021

"Shifting the Paradigm for a Post-COVID World"

Conference Recordings are now available! Check out Day 1 and Day 2 with available presentations and speaker information below: 

CCS Best Practices: Shifting the Paradigm for a Post-COVID World

Conference Agenda

Thursday, October 28 – Friday, October 29, 2021


Thursday, October 28:   Welcome, Keynotes and Panel


1:00                 Welcome

                        Laurie Soman, CRISS, Anna Long, CCS Executive Committee


1:15                 Racism, Adversity, and Child Health

                        Rhea Boyd, MD, Palo Alto Medical Foundation


2:00                 Break


2:10                 Panel

                        CCS: Lessons Learned from COVID and Planning for the Future

                        Helen Duplessis, MD, Health Management Associates



                        Daniel Vasquez, Family Perspective

                        Janet Peck, Butte County CCS

                        Louis Girling, MD, Alameda County CCS

                        Denise Moret, MD, Los Angeles County CCS

                        Mira Morton, California Children’s Hospital Association


3:40                 State Quality and Equity Initiatives for CCS Children

                        Palav Babaria, MD, Deputy Director and Chief Quality Officer, DHCS, and

                        Susan Philip, Deputy Director, DHCS 


4:25                 Close of Day 1/Reminders re: Day 2

                        Katie Schlageter, CCS Executive Committee, and Laurie Soman, CRISS


4:30                 Adjourn for Day



Friday, October 29:  Keynote and Panels


9:00                 Welcome

                        Anna Long, CCS Executive Committee, and Laurie Soman, CRISS


9:05                 CCS Whole Child Model Evaluation

                        Megumi Okumura, MD, and Leslie Wilson, PhD, UCSF


10:05               Panel

                        Whole Child Model:  Experiences from the Field


                        Francesa Peterson, San Luis Obispo County CCS

                        Mindy Winterswyk and Michelle Laba, Orange County CCS

                        Rebecca Hernandez, Orange County Care Coordination Collaboration for Kids

                        Meredith Wolfe, Humboldt County CCS


10:40               Break


10:50               Panel

                        CalAIM and CCS:  Questions and Opportunities

                        Mike Odeh, Children Now


                        Katie Schlageter, Alameda County CCS

                        Anna Long, Los Angeles County CCS

                        Lori Gardner, Madera County CCS

                        Inez Leonard, Sacramento County CCS


11:55               Conference Close/Evaluation/Info re: Breakout Sessions

                        Laurie Soman, CRISS, and Anna Long, CCS Executive Committee


12:00               Adjournment

 Additional Conference Materials: 

 CCS Case Management Definition 


 CRISS WCM Issue Papers

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