B2 The Safety Net System and Implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012: 3:15 PM-5:00 PM
Nicollet Grand Ballroom (C/D)

The sexual health safety net is a varied system which includes Title X family planning centers, public health STD clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), and Rural Health Centers (RHCs).

Objectives of Symposium:

This symposium is designed to explore commonalities and differences between Title X clinics, STD clinics, FQHCs, and RHCs.

Implications for Programs, Policy, and Research:

Many have assumed that new coverage mechanisms created through the ACA will mean greater access to providers, obviating the need for a federally funded safety net.  Understanding variations in the safety net will allow providers to more effectively participate in a new, integrated health care climate that must include a safety net.

3:15 PM
National Coalition of STD Directors
William (Bill) Smith, 00, Executive Director, National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD), Washington, DC
3:35 PM
Panel Discussion: Safety Net and ACA
Kevin Cranston, MDiv, Bureau of Infectious Disease, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Boston, MA
3:55 PM
The Safety Net System and Implementation of the Affordable Care Act
Clare Coleman, BA, National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association, Washington, DC
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