ARC 2015

WORKSHOP AGENDA

Tuesday, December 1
7:00 AM -1:00 PM Registration
 
7:00-8:00 AM Continental Breakfast
 
8:00-8:55 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks
The US Department of Veterans Affairs plays a vital role during national emergencies and disasters. By law, VA provides health care to enrolled veterans first, but it can provide support to communities when local emergency needs arise or the federal government declares a disaster. Mr. Hanretta will discuss VA’s innovative security and preparedness initiatives.
ARC Planning Committee Chair:
Aram Dobalian, Director, Veterans Emergency Management Evaluation Center
 
Keynote Speaker:
Kevin Hanretta, Assistant Secretary for Operations, Security, and Preparedness, US Department of Veterans Affairs
 
8:55-10:05 AM Building and Maintaining Resiliency
Resilience is critical to a community’s recovery after an emergency. Panelists will discuss efforts: (1) to build the resilience of community-based organizations that serve the homeless; (2) to use international medical graduates to improve preparedness in underserved communities; and (3) 2-1-1’s efforts to provide up-to-date information in an emergency.
Moderator:
Aram Dobalian, Director, Veterans Emergency Management Evaluation Center
 
Panelists:
June Gin, Research Health Scientist, Veterans Emergency Management Evaluation Center
 
Michelle Bholat, Executive Director of International Medical Graduate Program, University of California—Los Angeles
 
William York, Executive Vice President, 2-1-1 San Diego; Board Member, San Diego Veterans Coalition
 
10:15-10:30 AM Networking Break
 
10:30-11:40 AM Disaster Care Coordination for Hospitals
Gaps in care coordination can exacerbate efforts to respond to and recover from disasters. Panelists will discuss efforts to assess and build hospital readiness and community collaboration; CMS’ proposed emergency requirements; and the role of the VA in healthcare coalitions.
Moderator:
Tiffany Radcliff, Associate Professor/Associate Department Head of Health Policy and Management,Texas A&M University
 
Panelists:
Aram Dobalian, Director, Veterans Emergency Management Evaluation Center
 
Deborah Kim, Senior Health Scientist/Health and Analytics, Battelle Memorial Institute
 
Connie Boatright-Royster, Senior Crisis and Continuity Advisor, MESH Coalition
 
11:50 AM-1:00 PM Lunch: Building Resilient Communities with Veterans – Approaches to Community Engagement
Households, friends, family, neighbors, voluntary organizations, and businesses are all essential partners in community-based resilience during disasters. This working lunch will discuss ways to incorporate the unique skills and experiences of veterans in strengthening resiliency of local communities during major disasters.
Workshop Facilitators:
Claudia Der-Martirosian, Associate Director for Research, Veterans Emergency Management Evaluation Center
 
Mangwi Atia, Senior Program Manager of Strategy and Planning, Veterans Emergency Management Evaluation Center
 
William York, Executive Vice President, 2-1-1 San Diego; Board Member, San Diego Veterans Coalition
 
1:10-2:20 PM Disaster Care Coordination for At-Risk Populations: Children and Families
Children and families with children may confront greater risks for poorly coordinated care than adults even before disasters occur. Panelists will discuss these risks to physical and mental health, and suggest approaches to address them.
Moderator:
Jennie Tsao, Professor/Pediatric Pain and Palliative Care Research Director, University of California—Los Angeles
 
Panelists:
Derrick Kranke, Research Health Scientist, Veterans Emergency Management Evaluation Center
 
Rita Burke, Assistant Professor of Research Surgery and Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California
 
Lonnie Zeltzer, Distinguished Professor/Pediatric Pain and Palliative Care Program Director, University of California, Los Angeles
 
Cheryl Levine, At-Risk Individuals Team Lead, US Department of Health and Human Services
 
2:20-2:40 PM Networking Break
 
2:40-3:50 PM Disaster Care Coordination for At-Risk Populations: Elderly
The elderly are disproportionately at risk of greater morbidity and mortality following a disaster. Panelists will discuss ways to mitigate these risks in home health, nursing homes, and dialysis centers, and efforts to improve the education and training of healthcare provider to care for geriatric patients after a disaster.
Moderator:
Tamar Wyte-Lake, Clinical Investigator, Veterans Emergency Management Evaluation Center
 
Panelists:
Brian Altman, Education Director of HJF, National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health
 
Jocelyn Montgomery, Director of Clinical Affairs, California Association of Health Facilities
 
Joon Lee, Hospital Services Group Senior Director, DaVita
 
4:00-4:30 PM Discussion and Closing
 
4:30-5:30 PM Cocktail Reception (By Invitation Only)
Innovator of the Year Award Awardee:
Nick Macchione, FACHE
Director and Deputy Chief Administrator Officer
County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency