This afternoon seminar and networking reception are geared towards the Chapel Hill-Raleigh-Durham community, including students and faculty members and local community, business, and philanthropic leaders. Journalists, policymakers, and other interested stakeholders are also encouraged to attend.
Experts will discuss the latest developments regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Medicare, and Medicaid, providing forum participants with an opportunity to take a fresh look at options for health care reform.
- William Arnone, Chief Executive Officer, National Academy of Social Insurance
- Chris Evans, Director of State Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC)
- Jonathan Oberlander, Professor and Chair, Social Medicine, at the School of Medicine; Professor, Health Policy and Management at the Gillings School of Global Public Health; Adjunct Professor, Department of Political Science, University of North Carolina
- Pam Silberman, Director, Executive Doctoral Program in Health Leadership, Health Policy and Management, and Professor of the Practice, Health Policy and Management, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health
- Rebecca Slifkin, Professor and Associate Chair, Health Policy and Management, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health
- Dana Thomas, Government Relations Director Senior, Amerigroup
- Benjamin Veghte, Vice President for Policy, National Academy of Social Insurance
- Christen Linke Young, Deputy Secretary for Policy and Operations, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm: Presentations from experts and panel discussion
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm: Networking reception
Directions: Please visit the UNC website
This event is part of the Academy’s national series to improve understanding of the nation’s social insurance programs and how they are addressing – and could better address – the challenges posed by growing inequality. Social insurance has been an integral part of American life for more than 80 years, and arguably, will play an even bigger role as the population ages and automation, global competition, rising inequality, and other developments continue to transform the economy and create new risks for workers and their families. This will be a unique gathering and exchange of ideas among leading policy experts, business executives, and local community leaders concerned about these issues.
With support from:
About the National Academy of Social Insurance
Since its inception 30 years ago, the Academy has hosted convenings designed to provide rigorous inquiry and insights into the functioning of our nation’s social insurance programs and how they can continue to meet the changing needs of American families, employees, and employers. Participants in Academy events gain valuable takeaways, including the latest research findings in various areas of social insurance, who’s who in the field, and which organizations are most engaged in these issues.
About the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Consistently recognized as one of the top public health schools in the nation, the Gillings School of Global Public Health has been home to the top public health leaders and students for over 75 years. Its mission is to improve public health, promote individual well-being and eliminate health inequities across North Carolina and around the world. Dedicated to this mission, the School is constantly moving forward to anticipate future health threats and accelerate public health solutions.
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
135 Dauer Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599