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2019 Annual Local Council Retreat

Building Well-Being from the Ground Up

CHARLOTTE, N.C. | JUNE 19 – 21

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AGENDA

 

Through APHSA’s National Council of Local Services Administrators (Local Council), health, housing, and human service leaders are working on the ground to advance sound policy and practice – together generating solutions that are building thriving communities across the United States.

 

RETREAT Objectives:

 

  • Provide a forum for Local executives to exchange knowledge and experiences, cultivate leadership skills, and accelerate learning (Connect)

  • Working across a social determinants of health, well-being and equity frame, explore enablers, accelerators and risk mitigators that build the capacity in local communities to advance social and economic well-being for all people (Build)

  • Capture “proof points” in support of APHSA efforts to influence modern H/HS policy and practice (Influence)

  • Further 2019 Local Action plan and priorities in alignment with the APHSA Strategic Playbook

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19

 

6:00 – 8:00 PM                WELCOME RECEPTION

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 20

 

7:00 – 8:00 AM                BREAKFAST

 

8:00 – 8:15 AM                WELCOME /FRAMING THE DAY  

  • Frank Alexander, Boulder County, CO (Chair, Local Council)

  • Rodney Adams, Mecklenburg County, NC (Vice Chair, Local Council)

  • Dena Diorio, Mecklenburg County (NC) Manager

 

8:15 – 8:45 AM                Mapping Local Work to APHSA Strategic Playbook

In year two of APHSA’s Strategic Playbook – the association’s guide for our collective work – localism continues to take center stage. The Playbook is intended to help the association focus on its core mission, assure its work is aligned with the desired future state of the health and human services field, connect us through common tools and language, and provide clear direction as to how each of us –  in our respective and collective roles – can best contribute. This session will highlight Playbook progress and illustrate how local work is contributing to the success of the Playbook.

  • Tracy Wareing Evans, President and CEO, APHSA

 

8:45 – 9:45 AM                Creating a Culture of Well-Being & Equity I

This session will outline how local agencies are fostering well-being for all people within their communities. It will specifically include an introduction to the well-being orientation created by the Full Frame Initiative, which recognizes that equity is necessary for well-being, and a discussion about the enabling conditions necessary to create a culture of equity and well-being within local agencies that supports this well-being orientation in practice models and service delivery.

  • Bryan Grove, APHSA Organizational Effectiveness Consultant [Moderator]

  • Tanya Tucker, Chief of National Partnerships and Outreach, Full Frame Initiative

  • Cheryl Boley, Director, Perry County (OH) Department of Job & Family Services, and Transit

  • Betty Lam, Chief, Office of Community Affairs, Montgomery County (MD) Department of Health and Human Services

 

9:45 – 10:00 AM             MORNING BREAK          

 

10:00 – 11:15 AM           Creating a Culture of Well-Being & Equity II

Race Matters for Juvenile Justice (RMJJ) is a collaborative leadership group working in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina to reduce disproportionality and disparate outcomes for children and families of color through institutional organizing, education, and workforce development. This interactive session will discuss how systems play a role in disproportionality and the role of structural inequities in impacting policies, practices, and programs already in place.

  • Derrik Anderson, Executive Director, Race Matters for Juvenile Justice

 

11:15 – 12:00 PM           Table Talk: Creating a Culture of Well-Being & Equity

In response to the two previous sessions—Creating a Culture of Well-Being & Equity—each attendee will participate in guided conversations at their table with two reflective questions:

                                           1. What are your takeaways from the Well-Being & Equity sessions?

2. What is transportable and replicable in your community?

  • Bryan Grove, APHSA Organizational Effectiveness Consultant [Facilitator]

 

12:00 – 1:00 PM              NETWORKING LUNCH

 

1:00 – 1:30 PM                Advancing Local Priorities at the National Level

This session will discuss how local members can influence modern H/HS policy by emphasizing the importance of “proof points” and “pain points” on the ground. In addition, the session will showcase how together we can influence modern H/HS policy, create relationships that transcend partisan divides, and provide practical solutions.

  • Bryan Grove, APHSA Organizational Effectiveness Consultant [Moderator]

  • Tracy Wareing Evans, President and CEO, APHSA

  • Frank Alexander, Director, Boulder County (CO) Department of Housing & Human Services

  • Raquel Hatter, Managing Director, Human Services, Kresge Foundation

 

1:30 – 2:30 PM                Eliminating Barriers to Responsible Fatherhood

The Mecklenburg County Child Support Fatherhood Initiative was created to address the concerns of non-custodial fathers with new or existing cases. The overall goal is twofold: tearing down barriers that prevent fathers from the timely payment of child support and helping fathers to have positive social interactions with their children. This session will discuss ways to remove potential barriers in the child support process for fathers and the impact on their upward mobility.

  • Donald Mann, Business Manager, Mecklenburg County (NC) Child Support Enforcement [Moderator]

  • Thomas Long, Child Support Program Manager, Mecklenburg County (NC)

  • Arvis Williams, Child Support Program Supervisor, Mecklenburg County (NC)

  • Honorable Gary Henderson, Mecklenburg County (NC) District Court Judge

 

2:30 – 3:30 PM                Building the Foundations for Workforce Health and Well-being in Health and Human Services I

In a 2017 APHSA member survey, concerns about the agency workforce topped the list of what keeps H/HS leaders up at night: the ability to recruit and retain staff with the right talents and capabilities; how best to develop and train the workforce in a fast-paced, ever-changing world; how to equip them with the right tools; and how to ensure the on-going well-being of front-line staff and managers. This session will discuss the foundations for supporting the health and well-being of the H/HS workforce.

  • Beth Cohen, Administrator, Organizational Mind Group

             

3:30 – 3:45 PM                AFTERNOON BREAK

 

3:45 – 4:15 PM                Building the Foundations for Workforce Health and Well-being in Health and Human Services II

As a follow-up to the previous session, this session will highlight county H/HS agency initiatives to support and improve the health and well-being of the H/HS workforce.

  • Natalie Williams, APHSA Organizational Effectiveness Consultant [Facilitator]

  • Nannette Bowler, Director, Fairfax County (VA) Department of Family Services

  • Mary Berg, Executive Director, Jefferson County (CO) Department of Human Services             

 

4:15 – 4:45 PM                Building partnerships with sister associations

This session will highlight the work of our sister associations and strategic partners—the National Association of Counties (NACo) and the National Governor’s Association (NGA)—and the various ways they are partnering with APHSA to advance social and economic well-being at the local, state, and national levels.

  • Christy Hines, Director of Policy & Local Strategy, APHSA [Moderator]

  • Eryn Hurley, Associate Director of Human Services, NACo

  • Rosalynd Mosser, Senior Analyst, NGA

                            

4:45 – 4:50 PM                ADJOURN

  • Donna Jarvis-Miller will provide directions regarding tour & reception

 

4:50 – 5:30 PM                Bus travel to Community Resource Center

 

5:30 – 6:45 PM                CRC Tour & EVENING Reception

 

6:45 PM                            BUS Travel back to hotel

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 21

 

7:00 – 8:00 AM                BREAKFAST

 

8:00 – 9:15 AM                The Vision Behind Mecklenburg’s Community Resource Center

In October, Mecklenburg County cut the ribbon for the Community Resource Center (CRC) located in west Charlotte. This is the first of six locations to be strategically placed throughout Charlotte-Mecklenburg providing integrated health and human services to county residents. This session will discuss the vision behind the CRC, what it took to execute it, and how the county is evaluating its effectiveness for residents and staff. 

  • Rodney Adams, Director, Department of Community Resources, Mecklenburg County (NC) Consolidated Health and Human Services [Moderator]

  • Trevor Thomason, Program Manager, Business Process Management

  • Brian Sturgill, IT Director, Service Strategy, Planning and Architecture

  • Millie Joensen, Project Manager, Enterprise Project Management Office

  • Yulonda Griffin, Assistant Community Resource Center Director

  • Steve Sweat, Senior Project Manager, Asset & Facilities Management

  • Danielle Frazier, President and CEO, Charlotte Works

 

9:15 – 10:00 AM             Design Lab I: leveraging data across sectors & systems to move upstream

This session will be used to design a multi-county, multi-sector collaboration pilot between APHSA and UnitedHealthcare Medicaid managed care plans using data sharing and analytics to develop place-based health and human services interventions to move county residents toward social and economic mobility. This design lab will include an interactive discussion around what a potential partnership would look like and the challenges and opportunities that may arise.

  • Natalie Williams, APHSA Organizational Effectiveness Consultant [Facilitator]

  • Andy McMahon, Vice President of Health and Human Services Policy, UnitedHealthcare Community and State                  

 

10:00 – 10:30 AM           SPECIAL REMARKS BY Dr. Mandy Cohen, SECRETARY, NC Department of HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

 

10:30 – 10:45 AM           MORNING BREAK

 

10:45 – 11:45 AM           Design lab ii: Housing as Healthcare

Research shows that the intersection between housing and healthcare matters when it comes to social and economic mobility. This session will bring together practitioners and private industry to share insights from their work, illustrating the intersection between housing and healthcare.

  • Frank Alexander, Director, Boulder County (CO) Department of Housing & Human Services [Moderator]

  • Andy McMahon, Vice President of Health and Human Services Policy, UnitedHealthcare Community and State   

  • Jennifer DeCubellis, Deputy County Administrator, Hennepin County (MN) Health & Human Services

  • Paul Fleissner, Deputy County Administrator, Olmstead County (MN) Health & Human Services Division

 

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM    Insight Talk: Human Services & Health

This session is an intimate, one-on-one conversation with APHSA President & CEO, Tracy Wareing Evans, and de Beaumont Foundation CEO, Dr. Brian Castrucci to discuss the desired collaboration between human services and health. Specifically, the conversation will focus on how public health approaches can help create upstream supports that lead to better health outcomes.

  • Bryan Grove, APHSA Organizational Effectiveness Consultant [Moderator]

  • Tracy Wareing Evans, President and CEO, APHSA

  • Brian Castrucci, CEO, de Beaumont Foundation

 

12:45 – 1:45 PM              NETWORKING LUNCH

 

1:45 – 3:00 PM                Using data & community to transform systems

Leading on Opportunity takes a systemic approach to addressing the key determinants of early care and education, college and career readiness, and child and family stability, while simultaneously focusing on the cross-cutting factors of segregation and social capital. Using evidence-based research, data, and community involvement, this session will provide a more detailed discussion of the organization’s work to increase pathways of opportunity for children, youth, and families in Charlotte-Mecklenburg.

  • Stephanie Cooper-Lewter, Executive Director, Leading on Opportunity

  • Carol Morris, Foundation For The Carolinas, Assistant Director of the Robinson Center for Civic Engagement

  • Jackie Larson, UNC – Charlotte Urban Institute, Opportunity Research Specialist

  • Alanna Williams, Opportunity Insights, Policy Associate

 

3:00 – 3:30 PM                Debrief & Reflections

This session will involve several reflections from attendees answering the following two questions:

  1. What worked well?

  2. What would you like to see more of?

  • Christy Hines, Director of Policy & Local Strategy, APHSA [Facilitator]

 

3:30 – 3:45 PM                Closing Remarks  

  • Frank Alexander, APHSA Local Council Chair

 

Location: Hilton Charlotte Center City, 222 East Third Street, Charlotte, N.C.

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