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In the last year, the District launched a new, unique rental subsidy program - DC Flex. Together, the DC Department of Human Services (DHS) and The Lab @ DC have been developing this program in the hopes of producing evidence on what works to support low-income families during short-term income fluctuations. Join DHS and The Lab to learn about development of this project, our plans for evaluating it, and the interesting experiments that have helped get it off the ground.

Dena Hasan is the Interim Director of the Health Care Reform and Innovation Administration within the District of Columbia’s (DC) Department of Health Care Finance (DHCF), which is DC’s Medicaid agency. Dena is passionate about engaging both Medicaid beneficiaries and key policy decision makers into the health care delivery and outcomes conversation—particularly around issues that impact health equity. She led the completion of DC’s State Health Innovation Plan that describes the collaborative approach DC will continue to accomplish its value-driven, person-centered health system.Dena oversees programs that integrate behavioral, physical and acute health care and social services for chronically-ill Medicaid recipients; better coordinate care for those dually-eligible for Medicaid and Medicare programs; and those that use alternative payment models to incentivize providers’ delivery of whole-person, high-quality care. She is also responsible for the operations of DC’s Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Program, and cooperative agreements with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), to launch new and link existing health information technology/exchanges.

Sam Quinney is the Interim Director of The Lab @ DC. Under his leadership, The Lab works to generate timely, relevant, and high-quality evidence to improve lives in the District. Sam joined the Lab in January 2016 as its first full-time employee. Prior to joining The Lab @ DC, Sam worked at the US Department of Education (ED) and White House Social and Behavioral Sciences Team. In behavioral science, Sam worked to embed behavioral insights and rigorous testing within the department’s outreach to struggling student borrowers. In K-12 education, Sam contributed to the development and evaluation of many ED initiatives related to school turnaround, high school graduation, teacher preparation, and college choice. Sam previously worked as a Fellow under Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, where he helped design a more cost-effective use of commercial loading zones and a 311 data tool used to predict and prevent outbreaks of rodent activity across the city. Prior to living in Chicago, Sam was a 7th Grade U.S. History teacher in Philadelphia and a Coordinator for a college readiness program serving low-income youth from neighborhood high schools. Sam was a 2013 Presidential Management Fellow and a 2007 Teach For America Corps Member. Sam holds a B.A. in political science and writing from Villanova University, a secondary teaching certification from University of Pennsylvania, and a Masters of Public Policy from the University of Chicago. Sam lives in Ward 6 in Capitol Hill East with his wife, Kelly, newborn son, Isaiah, and their dog, Nova.



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