Health Care Reform: Connecting the Dots in Uncertain Times
This presentation will provide an overview of health care reform and parity. Dr. Goodwin will discuss the business case for integration of services and share working models that show promise. She will discuss activities occurring presently in California and also attempt to gaze into her crystal ball to discern the future of health care reform in our state.
Sandra Naylor Goodwin is the founding President and CEO of CiMH, and has 30 years of professional experience in the behavioral health field. This experience includes administration, treatment, service methodologies, planning and policy development at the county and state levels. Dr. Goodwin is currently developing strategies for implementation of healthcare reform as it applies to behavioral health. This body of work includes focus on the bi-directional integration of mental health, substance use and primary healthcare. Over the last several years CiMH has been responsible for policy development, training and technical assistance to support the Mental Health Services Act (Proposition 63), which California voters passed in November 2004. The MHSA focuses on transformation of mental health services, by concentrating on recovery, resiliency, cultural competency, and reduction of disparities. As principal consultant to the Assembly Health Committee of the California Legislature, Dr. Goodwin was influential in development of several pieces of fiscal and program reform legislation, including mental health realignment, Medi-Cal consolidation, the California Mental Health Master Plan, and California compliance with the ADA. Dr. Goodwin previously was a practicing clinician and director of mental health and alcohol and drug abuse for Placer County. She holds a B.A. degree from California State University, Long Beach; an MSW degree from West Virginia University; and a Ph.D. degree in clinical psychology from the Professional School of Psychology.