Hospitals, Research and Health Reform
Panel Discussion on Successfully Implementing the ACA

In this panel discussion, moderator Joy Melnikow and panelists Ron Chapman, Neal Kohatsu, Robin Affrime and Kris Srinivasan consider how academic research might contribute to successful implementation of the Affordable Care Act. 

Melnikow is the Director of the Center for Healthcare Policy and Research. Robin Affrime is CEO of CommuniCare Health Centers. Ron Chapman is the Director of the California Department of Public Health. Neal Kohatsu is the Medical Director of the California Department of Health Care Services, and Kris Srinivasan is a practicing medical doctor for the UC Davis Health System and for CommuniCare Health Centers.

Implementing the ACA for Health Professionals
Joy Melnikow, Center for Healthcare Policy

In this short introduction to our panel discussion on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, Joy Melnikow talks about how health professionals in the field can contribute to health care research. Melnikow is the Director of the Center for Healthcare Policy and Research, and a professor of family and community medicine at UC Davis.

Implementing the ACA for Low-income Populations
Robin Affrime, CEO CommuniCare Health Centers

In this presentation, Robin Affrime discusses the impact the Affordable Care Act can have on community clinics that currently serve uninsured and poor populations. Affrime is CEO of CommuniCare Health Centers.

Implementing the ACA from a California Perspective
Ron Chapman, California Department of Public Health

In this presentation, Ron Chapman describes the Affordable Care Act’s impact on public health, health equity and public health services. Chapman is the Director of the California Department of Public Health.

Implementing the ACA from a Services Perspective
Neal Kohatsu, California Department of Health Care Services

In this presentation, Neal Kohatsu talks about the innovation needed to transform our current health system into one that bridges health care and public health. Kohatsu is the Medical Director of the California Department of Health Care Services.

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