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Kentucky’s Children: Important Health Policy Updates
Join us on this free 1-hour webinar to hear the most recent changes at the federal- and state-level that will impact children and youth in Kentucky.

Children with health care coverage grow up to be healthier adults with higher educational attainment and better paying jobs. Recently, federal policy changes gave states and stakeholders an opportunity to improve access to Medicaid coverage and care for children and their families. Kelly Whitener, JD, MPH of Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy’s Center for Children and Families will update us on these important changes.

Significant changes to policy in 2021 will impact the health of Kentucky's children and youth – for better and for worse. Dustin Pugel, Senior Policy Analyst at the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy, will outline these policy changes and what it means for the wellbeing of children and families in Kentucky.

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky launched the Health for a Change series in 2011 as part of an effort to support nonprofit and health leaders across the Commonwealth in their work of improving health in Kentucky.

Apr 28, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Dustin Pugel
Senior Policy Analyst @Kentucky Center for Economic Policy
Dustin Pugel is a Senior Policy Analyst at the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy where he focuses on health policy and safety net programs. He joined the staff in 2015. Dustin previously worked for BUILD in Lexington, Kentucky where he trained congregations to identify, research and advocate for policy solutions on a local level. He also spent two years providing policy research assistance for the Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities.
Kelly Whitener
Associate Professor of the Practice @Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy’s Center for Children and Families
Kelly Whitener is an Associate Professor of the Practice at the Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy’s Center for Children and Families (CCF). Prior to joining CCF, Kelly served as the Director of State Coverage Programs at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, overseeing the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Kelly also worked for the Senate Committee on Finance, managing the Medicaid, CHIP, and prevention and wellness portfolio from 2008 to 2014. During her time with the committee, Kelly worked on the CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2009 and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. Kelly studied psychology and Spanish at the University of Michigan and earned a Masters of Public Health from UCLA and a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University.