San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
When integrated into your work, advocacy efforts should be simple yet powerful. Having converstaions with colleagues, your board and/or your staff is a great way to determine where advocacy best fits in your organization. This dialogue might help you think through specific priorities and goals, how you might measure your impact. This 60-minute training session will provide insight on developing internal advocates and how to build or reactivate an advocacy structure.
Presenting this session is John Corlett, vice president, Government Relations and Community Affairs, The MetroHealth System.
Corlett has spent his career advocating on behalf of issues important to families and children, women, persons with disabilities and other vulnerable populations. He currently serves as Vice President, Government Relations and Community Affairs for the MetroHealth System one of the largest public hospitals in the United States. In this role he obtained the support of local, state, and federal officials to expand Medicaid early in Cuyahoga County which resulted in over 29,000 uninsured adults gaining health care coverage – many for the first time. This early expansion used local dollars to leverage federal aid that helped bring greater financial stability to MetroHealth’s network of urban ambulatory health centers.
Before joining MetroHealth he served as Medicaid Director for the State of Ohio. Ohio’s Medicaid expenditures exceed 12 billion dollars annually and provide comprehensive health care coverage for more than 2 million Ohioans. Among his accomplishments were the successful implementation of Medicaid eligibility expansions for pregnant women, children, children transitioning from foster care, and persons with disabilities. He led the agency’s efforts to improve services for children through expanded early childhood screenings, establishment of a Medicaid schools program, and improvements in the Medicaid managed care program. Another key initiative was to reduce red tape for Medicaid applicants through the elimination of unnecessary face to face visits, creation of an electronic application gateway via the Benefit Bank, and development of an automated method to reconnect formerly institutionalized persons to the Medicaid program.
Corlett is frequently asked to comment and speak on key policy issues. He has been interviewed by all the major Ohio newspapers as well as national publications. He has appeared regularly on radio and television, and has spoken at conferences and meetings at the local, state, and national level. His accomplishments have resulted in a number of awards, including being named Child Advocate of the Year, by the Public Children’s Services Association of Ohio.
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