Texas CHIP Coalition Legislative Briefing

You are invited to join the Texas CHIP Coalition for a presentation and Q&A session on its 2015 Legislative Principles!

Please come enjoy Tiff’s cookies, Starbucks coffee and a few healthy treats, too……

When: Friday, January 23, 2015

Refreshments at 12:45 p.m.; Program 1:00-3:15 p.m.

Where: Legislative Conference Center (E 2.002)

Who: All Legislative Staff!

RSVP:  metzgar@cppp.org; please include names of staff attending, and the office they work in.

1:00-1:10 Welcome & CHIP Coalition History
Anne Dunkelberg, Center for Public Policy Priorities
1:10-1:30 Introduction to Medicaid and CHIP, with Q&A
Patrick Bresette, Children’s Defense Fund-Texas
1:30-2:15 User-Friendly Eligibility; Children Can Access Care, with Q&A
Dr. Ray Tsai, Children’s Medical Center
Clayton Travis, Texas Pediatric Society
2:15-2:35 Bolster the Texas Health Care Workforce, with Q&A
Dr. Ken Shine, UT System Special Advisor to the Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs
Anne Dunkelberg, Center for Public Policy Priorities
2:35-2:55 Improve Quality & Outcomes for Children, Mothers, & Newborns, with Q&A
Dr. Lisa Hollier, Obstetrics/Gynecology
Helen Kent Davis, Texas Medical Association
2:55-3:15 Connecting Entire Families with Affordable Health Care, with Q&A
John Hawkins, Texas Hospital Association
Laura Guerra-Cardus, Children’s Defense Fund

Texas CHIP Coalition Supporting Organizations, 84th Session

Alamo Area Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurses of Texas

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Any Baby Can of Austin, Inc.

Center for Public Policy Priorities

Children’s Defense Fund

Children’s Hospital Association of Texas


Coalition for Nurses in Advanced Practice

Consortium of Certified Nurse Midwives

Driscoll Health Plan

League of Women Voters of Texas

March of Dimes

Methodist Healthcare Ministries

National Association of Social Workers – Texas Chapter

One Voice Central Texas

Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurses of Austin

Teaching Hospitals of Texas


Texas Association of Community Action Agencies (TACAA)

Texas Association of Community Health Centers

Texans Care for Children

Texas Academy of Family Physicians

Texas Dental Association

Texas Hospital Association

Texas Impact

Texas Medical Association

Texas Pediatric Society

United Ways of Texas