Family Voices of California
February 15, 2019
Register for the FVCA Health Summit 3/10-3/12

Families, Advocates, Providers, Agencies:

Register today for the Family Voices of California's 2019 Heatlh Summit & Legislative Day
MARCH 10-12, 2019
Holiday Inn Downtown Sacramento (300 J Street)
Sunday, March 10 (families): Advocacy and Leadership Strategies for Families
Monday, March 11: Health Summit (breakfast and lunch provided)
This year's program will examine the impact of funding and rates on families' ability to access treatement, care, programs, and services for children with special health needs and disabilities.  View the agenda.
Tuesday, March 12: Legislative Day at the State Capitol
Register for the FVCA Health Summit 3/10-3/12

Health Policy

Autism CARES Act -- A bill introduced late last week in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives would reauthorize the nation’s primary autism legislation. Read more.
Sign on to the Transformation to Competitive Employment Act (HR 783/S 260), which would phase out subminimum wage under the Fair Labor Standards Act over 6 years AND provide capacity-building grants to help transform sheltered workshops and increase opportunities for competitive integrated employment for people with disabilities. 


Thursday, 2/21 (Los Angeles) -- Medi-Cal Dental Stakeholder meeting. Learn more.
DUE Monday, 2/25 (Sacramento)  -- UC Davis Health seeks applicants for the UC Davis Health Community Advisory Board. Learn more and apply.
DUE Monday,2/25 (Nationwide) -- The Better Vision Together Community of Practice: National Center for Children’s Vision Health seeks state and community-level teams who want to improve vision and eye health for vulnerable populations 0-5 years old. Learn more and apply.

Wednesday, 2/27 (Sacramento/Statewide) -- The California Department of Health Care Services seeks participants for its Transition to Adulthood Workgroup. Learn more.
Capital Region Organized Within Disability (CROWD) is a newly formed coalition of statewide, and Sacramento area organizations coming together to support one another's advocacy efforts to ensure disability rights, access, and inclusion. Watch for information on how to get involved in upcoming Digests.


Sunday-Tuesday, 3/10-3/12 (Sacramento) -- 2019 Family Voices of California Health Summit & Legislative Day. FREE for families. Learn more and register.

Monday-Wednesday, 3/18-3/20 (Sacramento) -- The Arc/United Cerebral Policy Developmental Disabilities Public Policy Conference. Learn more and register.
Thursday, 2/21 (Beverly Hills) -- Public Policy Exchange-Improving Adolescent Mental Health: Identifying Opportunities and Evaluating Priorities. Register here. 


Thursday, 2/21 (7:30am-9am)  -- The AAKOMA Project: Engaging African-American Youth and Youth of Color in Addressing Depression and Other Mental Health Needs. Register Here. 
Thursday, 2/21 (9am-10:15am) -- Building Partnerships and Educating Families and Professionals about Supported Decision Making. Register here.
Wednesday, 2/27 (12pm-1pm) -- Family Voices of California Webinar: Department of Managed Health Care Help Center 101: Learn how to navigate your health care plans and problem solve for real solutions. Register here.

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