Policy and Advocacy - Testimony

At the Department of Health (DOH) Performance and Oversight Hearing, our testimony supported health care innovation as evidenced by the Moving Upstream Symposium co-hosted by DOH and DCPCA in the Fall of 2014. We also urged rebidding for a primary care needs assessment released last year that was never awarded, and we recommended that it include specialty and behavioral health needs and capacity.

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DCPCA testified regarding the performance and oversight ofDepartment of Health Care Finance (DHCF) over the last year. In addition to thanking Director Wayne Turnage for his commitment to community health centers, our testimony focused on the pressing need to link electronic health records systems and data hubs across sites of care throughout the District and regionally. We also voiced support for further health center engagement in the transformation of the health care payment system from volume-based to performance-based contracts.

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DCPCA CEO Jacqueline Bowens enthusiastically supported the confirmation of Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt as the Director of Department of Health.  CEO Bowens reflected on Dr. Nesbitt’s track record as the Director of Public Health in Louisville as well as her prior experience with the DC Department of Health and her focus on the social determinants of health to improve the health of all DC residents.  Ms. Bowens also spoke to goals shared by DCPCA and Dr. Nesbitt includinga robust health information exchange that includes ambulatory, hospital, and public health data; an assessment of primary and specialty care needs and capacity; and a primary care patient-centered medical home for every District resident.

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