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Past Events

2013 - 2014:
The Affordable Care Act in Texas: How's It Going So Far?
Monday, March 31, 2014
12:15 - 1:30 pm
LBJ School of Public Affairs - SRH 3.122
How is implementation of the Affordable Care Act going in Texas? Come hear from a panel of experts on the front lines of the ACA rollout at this free lunchtime colloquium by the LBJ School's Center for Health and Social Policy. Our panelists are:
  • Dr. Dennis Andrulis, Senior Research Scientist at the Texas Health Institute and Associate Professor at the UT School of Public Health
  • Mr. Ken Flippin, Central Texas Regional Organizing Lead for Enroll America
  • Dr. Sam Richardson, LBJ School Assistant Professor and Co-Director of the 2013-14 Policy Research Project on the Implementation of the ACA in Texas
  • Dr. Carolyn Heinrich, Director of CHASP and Sid Richardson Chair of Public Affairs (moderator)
The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required for catering and communication purposes. Lunch will be provided to all those who registered.

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HOUSING+TRANSIT: Getting on Track in Austin
Friday, April 4, 2014
8 am - 12 pm
LBJ School of Public Affairs - Bass Lecture hall
Join the UT Opportunity Forum and HousingWorks Austin for a timely forum on linking transit and affordable housing policies in our region to build sustainable, inclusive communities. As Austin prepares for a November bond referendum on a new high-capacity transit investment, we will explore why Austin needs to link its plans for transit with affordable housing. Come learn from national and local experts about the tools available to get transit and affordable housing on track together. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required for communication purposes.

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The 2014 CHASP/SHEP Mixer
Thursday, February 27, 2014
6:00 - 9:00 pm
AT&T Conference Center - Tejas Dining Room
LBJers, please join us for the third-annual CHASP/SHEP Mixer at the AT&T Center's lovely Tejas Dining Room! This annual tradition is a special opportunity for LBJ School students, alumni, faculty, and staff interested in social and health policy to connect. The Mixers feature distinguished alumni speakers, great food and drink, and outstanding company. This year we're changing up the format to feature a single exceptional LBJ alum, and we're excited to announce that DeAnn Friedholm, MPAff 1979 and director of the Consumers Union national healthcare reform campaign, will be our distinguished alumni speaker for the 2014 Mixer. CHASP co-hosts this event with Social, Health, and Economic Policymakers (SHEP).
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Reel Policy Screening of HERMAN'S HOUSE
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
7:00 - 9:00 pm
LBJ School of Public Affairs - Bass Lecture Hall
On October 1, 2013, Herman Wallace's 1974 murder conviction was overturned, and he was released from prison after four decades in solitary confinement. Just three days later, Herman Wallace died of cancer, a free man. Join the LBJ School's Center for Health and Social Policy for a public screening of HERMAN'S HOUSE, the award-winning PBS documentary that shines a spotlight on the injustice of solitary confinement and helped free Herman Wallace. After the film, LBJ School Professor Michele Deitch, a national expert on criminal justice policy, juvenile justice policy, and the school-to-prison pipeline, will moderate a discussion on policy implications and questions raised by the film. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required for communication purposes. Light snacks will be provided.
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SESIQ2: Public Webinar
Monday, February 10, 2014
1:00 - 2:15 pm CST
http://rossier-mis.adobeconnect.com/sesiq2/
Dr. Carolyn Heinrich, along with Dr. Patricia Burch of the University of Southern California, will present a public webinar on the findings from their longitudinal Multisite Study of Supplemental Educational Services, funded by the U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences. Similar to previous years, the webinar will review study findings, highlight lessons learned, and field questions from interested stakeholders in publicly funded tutoring - including districts, states, providers, and parents. The webinar will take place on Monday, February 10th at 2:00pm EST/ 1:00pm CST/ 11:00am PST and last 1 to 1.5 hours.
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CHASP/SHEP Student-Faculty Breakfast
Thursday, January 16, 2014
8:00 - 9:00 am
LBJ School of Public Affairs - First Floor Lobby
CHASP faculty and staff met up with Social, Health, and Economic Policymakers students for a fun conversation over breakfast. This mid-year breakfast is one of our favorite annual social events, along with our back-to-school happy hour and spring alumni mixer! CHASP is lucky to have such a great student org to partner with on these events. Thanks to everyone who joined us!
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Maximizing Benefits of Health Reform to Support Your Mental Health Mission
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
12:30 - 5:30 pm
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
LBJ School of Public Affairs, Bass Lecture Hall
The Center for Health and Social Policy was pleased to host the "Maximizing Benefits of Health Reform to Support Your Mission" with the Texas Council of Community Centers, the St. David's Foundation, and the Meadows Foundation. The conference tackled the following issues: the role of behavioral health in healthcare; how to navigate/understand what is needed for success in new healthcare environment; and the consumer/peer support role. The target audience was community organizations and non-profits providing healthcare and related services.
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Meet the New Education Research Center (ERC) at UT Austin
Monday, November 18, 2013
12:15 - 1:30 pm
LBJ School of Public Affairs, SRH 3.122
Come learn about the new Education Research Center (ERC) at UT Austin, its data offerings, and potential research opportunities at this lunchtime CHASP Colloquium. Researchers can use the UT Austin ERC's rich warehouse of data (for projects approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's Advisory Board) to follow individual Texas students from their first day in school to their first day on the job. We will hear from Dr. Christopher King, Director of the Ray Marshall Center, Dr. Pedro Reyes (tentative), Executive Director of the UT Austin ERC, and Dr. Celeste Alexander, Associate Director of the UT Austin ERC. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required for catering and communication purposes. Lunch will be provided to all those who registered.
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Opportunity Forum: Fostering Healthy Communities
Friday, November 1, 2013
12:10 - 1:30 pm
LBJ School of Public Affairs, SRH 3.122
Part of the UT Opportunity Forum's 2013-14 Healthy and Safe Communities series. Faculty and staff from the UT School of Public Health will present their research in Austin on the connection between healthy outcomes for kids and neighborhood amenities. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Lunch will be served.
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Bridging the Policy Research-Policymaking Gap: An Introduction to the Scholars Strategy Network
Monday, October 14, 2013
12:15 - 1:30 pm
LBJ School of Public Affairs, SRH 3.122
Please join the Center for Health and Social Policy for an introduction to the innovative Scholars Strategy Network (SSN). Dr. Morgen Johansen of the University of Hawaii will be at the LBJ School of Public Affairs to share how the SSN is working to bridge the gap between academic policy research and policymaking at national, state, and local levels. The communications skills and techniques the SSN fosters are invaluable for anyone in the field of public policy wishing to have an impact on real-world policymaking, and we are excited to introduce UT Austin students, faculty, staff, and alumni and the broader Austin community to the SSN. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required for catering and communication purposes. Lunch will be provided to all those who registered.
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Welcome Back Happy Hour with SHEP
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
5:30 - 7:00 pm
Scholz Garten, 1607 San Jacinto Blvd
This annual tradition is a great opportunity for LBJ School students, alumni, faculty, and staff to get to know other LBJers interested in social and health policy. CHASP co-hosts this event with Social, Health, and Economic Policymakers (SHEP) to kick-off each new school year.
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2012 - 2013:
April 19, 2013
12:00 - 1:30 pm
LBJ School of Public Affairs, Bass Lecture Hall
Texas Tribune & Opportunity Forum: The Courts and Texas Schools
April 2, 2013
2:00 - 5:00 pm
UT School of Nursing, NUR 4.180
Lecture & Reception: Dr. Toni Miles on Health Care Reform & Disparities
March 21, 2013
12:30 - 1:30 pm
LBJ School of Public Affairs, SRH 3.212/221
CHASP Under the Dome: Bryan Hadley (MPAff 2007), Performance Review Analyst at the Legislative Budget Board
March 1, 2013
6:00 - 9:00 pm
AT&T Conference Center, Tejas Dining Room
CHASP/SHEP Student-Alumni Mixer
February 28, 2013
12:30 - 1:30 pm
LBJ School of Public Affairs, SRH 3.212/221
CHASP Under the Dome: Anne Dunkelberg (MPAff 1988), Associate Director of the Center for Public Policy Priorities
February 23, 2013
3:00 - 5:00 pm
LBJ School of Public Affairs, Bass Lecture Hall
The Texas Observer: School Reform Across Texas - Public Panel on Texas Education Systems
February 15, 2013
12:15 - 1:30 pm
LBJ School of Public Affairs, SRH 3.122
Opportunity Forum: Gentrification Series #3 - Gentrification by Design: Rhetoric, Communication & the City
February 14, 2013
12:30 - 1:30 pm
LBJ School of Public Affairs, SRH 3.212/221
CHASP Under the Dome: Stephanie Chiarello (MPAff 2008), Director of the Texas Senate Democratic Caucus
February 7, 2013
12:30 - 1:30 pm
LBJ School of Public Affairs, SRH 3.212/221
CHASP Under the Dome: Ted Melina Raab (1986-91), Senior Legislative Agent of Texas AFT
January 31, 2013
12:15 - 1:15 pm
LBJ School of Public Affairs, SRH 3.212/221
CHASP Under the Dome: Jennifer Deegan (MPAff 2007), Senior Health & Human Services Advisor to Speaker of the House Joe Straus
Thursday, November 15, 2012
8:00 - 9:00 am
LBJ School of Public Affairs, Front Lobby
CHASP/SHEP Faculty-Student Breakfast
Co-hosted with Social, Health, and Economic Policymakers
Register & learn more here: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=517785634900295&id=157282077617321
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
12:15 - 1:45 pm
LBJ School of Public Affairs, SRH 3.122
CHASP Colloquium: The International Side of CHASP
Register & learn more here: http://chaspinternational.eventbrite.com
Friday, October 26, 2012
12:15 - 1:45 pm
LBJ School of Public Affairs, SRH 3.122
Opportunity Forum: Gentrification in Austin Colloquia Series - #2 Tenant Displacement
Cosponsored with the School of Architecture's City Forum
Register & learn more here: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4329092432
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
12:15 - 1:45 pm
LBJ School of Public Affairs, SRH 3.122
CHASP Colloquium: College Scholarship Program Evaluation by Dr. Doug Harris
Register & learn more here: http://chaspharris.eventbrite.com/
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
6:00 - 7:30 pm
LBJ School of Public Affairs, Bass Lecture Hall
Sarah Wartell, President of the Urban Institute
Cosponsored with the Center for Politics and Governance, the School of Architecture's Community and Regional Planning Program, and Citizens...
Register & learn more here: http://www.utexas.edu/lbj/cpg/event_detail.php?id=97
Monday, October 8, 2012
6:30 - 7:30 pm
LBJ School of Public Affairs, Bass Lecture Hall
UT Elementary School's Education Dialogue on Legislative Funding for PK-12 Public Education in Texas
Monday, September 24, 2012
7:00 - 9:30 pm
Lady Bird Johnson Auditorium & LBJ School Front Lobby
Measuring Up: A Statewide Conversation on High-Stakes Testing & Accountability
Hosted by the LBJ School of Public Affairs Cosponsored with the Texas Center for Education Policy, the Center for Mexican American Studies, and the Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis Register & learn more here: http://measuringupforum.eventbrite.com/
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thompson Conference Center
Human Rights First's Public Dialogue on Detention
Cosponsored with the LBJ School of Public Affairs
Register & learn more here: http://www.humanrightsfirst.org/2012/07/26/public-dialogues-on-detention-series/
Thursday, August 30, 2012
5:30 - 7:00 pm
Scholz Garten (1607 San Jacinto Blvd., 78701)
CHASP/SHEP Fall Happy Hour
Co-hosted with Social, Health, and Economic Policymakers
2011 - 2012:
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
12:15 - 1:45 pm
SRH 3.122
CHASP Colloquium: Dr. Ken Shine, Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs for the UT System
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center, Ballroom C
PEEQ Symposium on Educator Accountability
Thursday, April 19, 2012
6:00 - 8:30 pm
SRH 3.124
CHASP Reel Policy Screening and Discussion of INSIDE JOB, moderated by Dr. James K. Galbraith
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
12:15 - 1:30 pm
SRH 3.122
CFRP Speaker Series: Asset Building with Dr. Reid Cramer
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
12:15 - 1:45 pm
SRH 3.122
CHASP Colloquium: Research on the Origins of Health Disparities in Older Adults
Friday, March 2, 2012
4:00 - 7:00 pm
Location TBD
CHASP/SHEP Alumni Career Panel and Student-Alumni Mixer
Monday, February 20, 2012
1:00 - 5:00 pm
Bass Lecture Hall
Barbara Jordan Freedom Foundation Symposium: "School Discipline: A Pathway to the Juvenile Justice System or an Opportunity for Effective Intervention?"
Monday, February 13, 2012
12:15 - 1:45 pm
SRH 3.122
CHASP Colloquium: Dr. Cynthia Osborne Discusses the Project for Educator Effectiveness and Quality (PEEQ)
November 29, 2011
CHASP Colloquia Series: Restorative Justice: A Path to Healing, Accountability and Safety

Marilyn Armour of the Institute for Balanced and Restorative Justice will discuss the policy implications of moving toward a restorative justice model for juvenile and criminal justice systems.
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November 1, 9, 16, 2011
The Future of State Benefits: A Series of Education Forums

The Employees Retirement System of Texas is holding a series of forums addressing the future of state benefits. Dr. David Warner and Sherri Greenberg of the LBJ School will each be moderating Q&A sessions. In addition, Dr. Warner's students are contributing the ERS's interim study of state benefits.
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October 13, 2011
CHASP Colloquia Series: Perspectives and Best Practices in Worksite Lactation Support

Panelists will illustrate the benefits of encouraging worksite lactation from policy and business perspectives and discuss best practices for mother-friendly worksites in Texas
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October 13, 2011
CHASP Reel Policy Series: Latching On: The Politics of Breastfeeding in America

This wide-ranging, frequently funny documentary highlights the intersecting economic, social, and cultural forces that have helped replace mother's milk with formula produced by a billion dollar industry, and reveals the challenges and rewards for women who buck the trend.
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October 22, 2011
Texas Book Festival 2011 The State of Our Children: Texas as a Parent

Two recently published books examine the Texas Juvenile Justice System and the state's role – past and present - as the caretaker of youth in state-operated children's homes and juvenile prisons. Sherry Matthews and William Bush write about the thorny problems and life within those institutions from the human and policy perspectives, and they bring to life an aspect of Texas society that isn't often discussed.
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September 27, 2011
CHASP colloquia Series: Diffusion of Health Policy Innovations

CHASP Director Carolyn Heinrich discusses her research examining the adoption and diffusion of evidence-based pharmaceutical technologies developed to address addiction problems and how her findings are leading to further investigation about what actually works in implementing health care reform.
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September 15, 2011
CHASP Reel Policy Series: Let Them Eat Cake

CHASP presents the first film in its CHASP Reel Policy series.
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2010 - 2011:
April 15, 2011
CHASP Collaborates with City of Austin to Host Health Screenings

Join CHASP at the LBJ School on Friday, April 15, for a free health screening, including cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure checks.
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March 25, 2011
From Research to Practice: Informing the Policy Debate

Professor Angela Evans discusses how to successfully engage in policy deliberations.

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February 25, 2011
"From Time Out to Hard Time: Young Children in the Adult Criminal Justice System" featuring Professor Michele Deitch

Sponsored by the Center for Health and Social Policy (CHASP) and Social, Health, Economic, and Education Policymakers (SHEP)

The Center for Health and Social Policy and Social, Health, Economic, and Education Policymakers present LBJ School Senior Lecturer Michele Deitch, an expert on juvenile justice and criminal justice policy. She will discuss her national research on the prevalence and implications of trying juveniles as adults and incarcerating them in adult prisons and jails.

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January 24, 2011
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA): What it means for Texans

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is the new health care law of the land. Please join us for presentations and discussion featuring expert panelists to provide state and federal perspectives about its impact on Texans.

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December 3, 2010
The 82nd Texas Legislature: Preview of Hot Topics

CHASP and the Center for Politics and Governance co-hosted "The 82nd Legislature: Preview of Hot Topics," featuring a panel discussion that focused on health and social issues, including immigration, human services, the state budget, and the impact of redistricting in Texas. The panelists were Eva DeLuna Castro, Senior Budget Analyst, Center for Public Policy Priorities; former state representative and current LBJ faculty member Sherri Greenberg, Interim Director, Center for Politics and Governance; Rep. Lois Kolkhorst, Chair, House Committee on Public Health; and Julia Rathgeber, Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the Lt. Governor.

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November 3, 2010
Health Reform and Maternity Care Inequity: Old Barriers and New Benefits

Drawing partly on insights gained as a Health and Aging Policy Fellow with the Senate Finance Committee, Dr. Miles will discuss the potential effects of national reforms on health care inequities, generally, and maternity care specifically.

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October 25, 2010
Texas'Parenting and Paternity Awareness Program: Is It Effective?

Dr. Cynthia Osborne discusses the effectiveness Office of the Attorney General's Parenting and Paternity Awareness (p.a.p.a.) Curriculum.

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September 24, 2010
Schools and Inequality, Revisited

Dr. Paul von Hippel discusses research suggesting that schools play an important role in reducing inequality among children.

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2009 - 2010:
April 23, 2010
Preventing Obesity: System, Environmental and Policy Changes at the Community and State Levels

Clinical Education Center at Brackenridge, room C1.111, 12:15-2:15
Did you know that four of the 10 most obese cities in the U.S. are in Texas? Join Dr. Adolfo Valadez, Assistant Commissioner for Prevention and Preparedness Services at the Department of State Health Services, as he discusses systemic changes that will impact the obesity epidemic in Texas.

RSVP: robin.pearson@austin.utexas.edu or 232-3423

View the Department of State Health Services' "Texas! Bringing Healthy Back:Growing Community" video series.

Read the Strategic Plan for the Prevention of Obesity in Texas, 2005-2010

March 12, 2010
Juvenile Justice in Texas: Successes and Challenges
Clinical Education Center at Brackenridge, room C1.111, 12:15-2:15
Please join us as Vicki Spriggs, Executive Director of the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission (TJPC), provides an overview of the state agency that establishes standards and provides funds, training, and technical assistance for the 168 juvenile probation office in Texas, and insight into how the Texas Juvenile Justice System works.
February 18, 2010
Millennium Development Goal 5: Nepal?s Efforts to Improve Maternal Health
Clinical Education Center at Brackenridge, room C1.111, 12:15-2:15, February 18, 2010
Every minute a woman dies of complications related to pregnancy and childbirth (2005 estimates). Each year, more than 1 million children are left motherless and vulnerable because of maternal death. Please join us as Wilda Campbell discusses maternal health progress in Nepal as part of the efforts worldwide to meet the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.
January 29, 2010
At the Crossroads: Pre-Hospital Emergency Health Services & Transportation
Clinical Education Center at Brackenridge, room C1.111, 12:15-2:15
In 2006, the Institute of Medicine released Emergency Medical Services at The Crossroads, reporting the state of EMS (ambulance) systems over the 40 years of their formal existence. CHASP will host EMS system expert Dave Williams to walk you through the development and evolution of modern ambulance systems and present his ideas about how EMS services are uniquely positioned at the crossroads of public health, public safety, and health care. He will also present often preventable issues that are placing lives and health at risk every day; especially in the case of a disaster or epidemic like H1N1.
December 11, 2009
Managing the H1N1 Virus: Immunizations Development and Distribution
Clinical Education Center at Brackenridge, room C1.110, 12:15-2:15
What is the process for responding to an emergent public health threat? How are immunizations developed and distributed? What is the public impact of this process? Join us for a panel discussion about managing the H1N1 Virus. Moderated by CHASP Professor Dr. Benedicte Callan, formerly of the OECD; our panel will feature Adolfo Valadez, Assistant Commissioner for Prevention and Preparedness Services at the Texas Department of State Health Services; Dr. Thomas Erlinger, Director of Research Administration, Infection Prevention and Epidemiology, Seton Hospital Network; Dr. Maria Croyle, UT Pharmacy professor and expert on vaccine development strategies; and Dr. Lauren Meyers, UT professor in Integrative Biology, and expert on the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases.
November 20, 2009
NCP Choices
Clinical Education Centrer at Brackenridge, room C1.111, 12:15-2:15
Child support can be one of the most important sources of income in assisting single parent households to escape from poverty. Many non-Custodial Parents are unable to meet their financial obligations, however, due to unemployment or underemployment. CHASP will host Dr. Daniel Schroeder of the Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources to present findings from his evaluation of the NCP Choices Program that provides employment services linked to enhanced child support monitoring to low-income non-custodial parents (NCPs) who have fallen behind on their child support payments.
November 6, 2009
Genetics and Politics: International Debate about the Research, Use and Commercialization of Genetic Data and Health-Care Products
Clinical Education Center at Brackenridge, room C1.111, 12:15-2:15
Who owns the genes that are in bio-banks? How should they be used? Please join us as Dr. Benedicte Callan discusses how the advent of the sequencing of the human genome and the identification of the function of thousands of genes has sparked international debate about how this information should be accessed and exploited. Download Presentation (powerpoint).
October 30, 2009
Older Return Migrants in Mexico: A burden to the Mexico health system?
Clinical Education Centrer at Brackenridge, room C1.111, 12:15-2:15
Dr. Rebeca Wong, Director of the World Health Organization/Pan American Health Organization Collaborating Center on Aging and Health at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, will discuss her latest research that examines the health of migrants returning to Mexico from the U.S. and their abiity to access and afford health care as they live out their old age. Download Presentation.
October 1, 2009
Advancing the Quality of Healthcare in Texas
J.J. Pickle Research Center, Commons Conference Center
CHASP and the LBJ School are collaborating with the University of Texas, Brookings Institution and several other organizations to host this half-day symposium that focuses on various perspectives for improving health care in Texas. For additional information, visit the event page.
September 25, 2009
Policy Panel: Major Health and Human Services Legislation from the 81st Texas Legislature
Clinical Education Center at Brackenridge, room C1.111, 12:15-2:15
Did you know that spending for health and human services in Texas accounts for about a third of the entire state budget? Join CHASP as we host a panel of policy experts to discuss critical health and human services legislation from the 81st Texas Legislature. Featured speakers Eva De Luna Castro, Senior Budget Analyst, Center for Public Policy Priorities; Stephen Palmer, Texas Health Care Policy Council, Office of Gov. Rick Perry; and Heather Vasek, Long-Term Care expert with Delisi Communications, will provide different perspectives of the impact of a few critical laws affecting health and human services.
September 16-17, 2009
Aging in the Americas:

Hosted by CHASP and the LBJ School of Public Affairs, and organized in part by LBJ professor Jacqueline Angel, the Conference Series on Aging in the Americas (CAA) is aimed at increasing knowledge through research about people of Mexican descent and identifying and fostering emerging scholars in the field during a time when the topic is quickly arising as a crucial policy and national budget issue.

Based on past conference attendance by scholars and students from all over the United States and Mexico, the CAA series is certain to draw a dynamic and multidisciplinary group in the conferences planned for 2007 and 2008.  Specifically, the conferences will focus two main areas that will contribute to the development of innovative research and social policies with respect to healthful aging in the population of people of Mexican descent:  Psychosocial and Behavioral Health and Epidemiology of Disability and Healthy Life Expectancy.  The conferences will consist of six plenary speakers and two keynotes. The speakers for the conference are leaders in their respective fields with extensive experience studying people of Mexican origin.  Each conference will conclude with a consensus building session on next steps and reviewing key issues raised during the conference.
For additional information about the CAA series and to read conference materials, visit the conference website:  http://www.prc.utexas.edu/caa/.

2008 - 2009:
February 25, 2009
Practice What We Teach: A Conference of Graduate Student Work in Education
CHASP is hosting "Practice What We Teach: A Conference of Graduate Student Work in Education" at the Thompson Conference Center Auditorium. This event will be co-hosted by the Texas Center for Education Policy, the Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources, the UT School of Education, the Charles A. Dana Center, and the University Council for Educational Administration. Students will present their research in education and hold question and answer sessions. Read More >
January 23, 2009
Juvenile Justice in Texas: Focus on Mental Health
Did you know that adolescents in detention and correctional facilities are about 10 times more likely to suffer from psychosis than the general adolescent population? Join us as Steve Spencer, Director of Behavioral Health at the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission, talks about policies for addressing mental health problems among young offenders.
December 17, 2008
Medicaid: The Financial Outlook
A discussion with Kerry Weems, Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Read More >
November 21, 2008
Caring for Texas Children: Policy Perspectives
Join us as panelists Jodie Smith of Texans Care for Children; Kalese Hammonds of the Texas Public Policy Foundation; and Texas Representative Patrick Rose, Chair of the House Committee on Human Services, share their perspectives about how to address some of the issues facing Texas children, such as poverty and limited access to health care. Panelists will outline their legislative priorities for the 81st Texas Legislative Session. Read More >
October 31, 2008
Karl Urban
Karl Urban and Nora Douglas of Texas Adult Protective Services Program, which helps provide a safety net for the elderly and adults with disabilities, will provide a brief history of the program reformation that began in 2004, a progress report about how well the program is working now, and some recommendations for the future.
October 30, 2008
The Elspeth Rostow Distinguished Lecture Series for Public Policy Leadership Presents: Secretary of Health and Human Services Michael O. Leavitt, ?From the American People: Health Diplomacy and US Foreign Policy?
The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs' Center for Health and Social Policy and the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law will welcome Health and Human Services Secretary Michael O. Leavitt to the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum on Oct. 30 for a conversation titled "From the American People: Health and U.S. Foreign Policy" as part of the Elspeth Rostow Distinguished Lecture Series for Public Policy Leadership. Read more >
September 19, 2008
Natasha Bilimoria
Director of Friends of the Global Fight (against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria), Natasha Bilimoria will discuss worldwide efforts to address public health issues. Learn More >
2007 - 2008:
May 30, 2008
Post-Partum Depression Summit
CHASP and FamilyConnections are co-hosting a Post-Partum Depression Summit. The event will be from 8:00-4:00 at the Thompson Conference Center Auditorium. Break-out sessions for discussion will follow.
May 8, 2008
Prekindergarteners Left Behind: Expulsion Rates in State Prekindergarten Programs
The Center for Health and Social Policy, in collaboration with Raising Texas, is featuring a presentation by Dr. Walter Gilliam, Director of the Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy at Yale University, on his national research on preschool expulsion rates in state-funded programs. Read More >
April 28, 2008
Medicare: Past, Present and Future
CHASP will host “Medicare: Past, Present and Future,” a conference featuring nationally renowned Medicare experts, including Mark McClellan, former Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services Director, and Congressional Budget Office Director Peter Orszag.  Sponsored by the Commonwealth Fund, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the LBJ School of Public Affairs, the conference is one event in a series to commemorate the centennial birthday of Lyndon Johnson. Read More >
March 28, 2008
From Benefits to Bootstraps: Asset-Building as a Poverty Reduction Strategy
Anne Baddour of Texas Appleseed (http://www.texasappleseed.net/), Woody Widrow of RAISE Texas (http://www.covenantcapital.org/html/publicpolicy/idanetwork.html) and Don Baylor of the Center for Public Policy Priorities (http://www.cppp.org/) gave a presentation, "From Benefits to Bootstraps: Asset-Building as a Poverty Reduction Strategy," on March 28.

February 29, 2008
Focus on Public Health: What's New in Austin?
Cheryl Perry, Professor and Regional Dean, University of Texas School of Public Health, Austin Regional Campus, and Eduardo Sanchez, Director, Institute for Health Policy, University of Texas School of Public Health, Austin Regional Campus, talked about the new regional campus, founded in 2007, as well as the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Advancement of Healthy Living and the Institute for Health Policy. Dr. Perry also discussed CATCH (a Coordinated Approach To Child Health), a project funded in all Travis County elementary schools to address childhood fitness and nutrition.
January 25, 2008
To Wed or Not to Wed: Should the US Promote Marriage?
Dr. Cynthia Osborne of the LBJ School questioned the efficacy of state and federal policies intended to promote marriage as a means to protect children in her presentation, "To Wed or Not to Wed: Should the US Promote Marriage?" on January 25.
November 30, 2007
From Ideas to Action: How Research Influences Education Policy and Practice
On November 30, 2007, a panel of education research experts discussed how their research has impacted education policy and practice. Panelists featured were:
  • Dr. Celeste Alexander, Department of Educational Administration
    "Houston Schools for a New Society: A Study of High School Restructuring"

  • Dr. Ed Fuller, University Council for Educational Administration
    "Principal Turnover and the Effect on Teacher Turnover and Student Achievement"
  • Dr. Chris King, Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources
    "Education and Work After High School: First Look at the Central Texas Class of 2006"
  • Dr. Pam Paek, Research Associate, Charles A. Dana Center
    "Perspectives of mathematics achievement: implications for educational policy and practices at the local, state, and national level"
  • Dr. Michelle Young, Executive Director, University Council for Educational Leadership
    Topic: Leadership Development
October 26, 2007
Eva De Luna Castro
On October 26, Eva De Luna Castro, Senior Budget Analyst with the Center for Public Policy Priorities (http://www.cppp.org/) presented “On the Razor’s Edge: Texas Families and Economic Insecurity.”
August 20 - 21, 2007
The First Nine Months of Fatherhood
In August 2007, CHASP co-hosted an important conference, "The First Nine Months of Fatherhood," a national conference on emerging research and practice on the prenatal contributions of fathers.
2006 - 2007:
April 12 - 13, 2007
Inaugural conference on Gender, Globalization and Governance
The center proudly co-hosted the university's inaugural conference on Gender, Globalization and Governance, held at the Law School on April 12-13, 2007. The conference considered the role of state and other governance models in crafting gender policy, contributing to debates about how international and national policymakers negotiate the changing global order.
March 30, 2007
The Future of Health Care for U.S. Retirees in Mexico
On March 30, 2007, LBJ Professor David Warner and the students in his policy research project on options for providing Medicare coverage for US Retirees in Mexico hosted a conference to present their findings from site visits to several retirement communities in Mexico and a survey of approximately 1000 retirees.
March 23, 2007
Texas Mental Health Services: Evaluating Success
On March 23 CHASP featured a panel presentation and discussion about measurements of success of delivery and coordination of mental health care services.  The panel included LBJ professor Pat Wong, director of a policy research project to evaluate the transformation of Texas’ mental health system (http://www.utexas.edu/lbj/students/view_course.php?cid=395); Judy Willgren, director of the Raising Texas (http://www.hhsc.state.tx.us/si/oecc/oecc_home.html) initiative to coordinate services for children statewide; and David Marcotte, (http://www.umbc.edu/pubpol/Bios/DaveMarcotte.html) Associate Professor of Public Policy, University of Maryland – Baltimore County, and expert in the evaluation of social services systems.
February 8, 2007
Medicaid Makeover
On February 8, Tommy Thompson, former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, presented “Medicaid Makeover,” (http://www.utexas.edu/lbj/webcasts/movie/51/) outlining his ideas for innovative strategies that would make Medicaid more cost effective and efficient when delivering critical health care to millions of low-income Americans.
December 8, 2006
Legislative Session Preview
CHASP hosted a panel on December 8 to discuss legislation likely to be considered during Texas’ 80th Legislative Session, which convened in January 2007.  Guests on the panel included Amy Herzog, Senate Health and Human Services Committee Director; Troy Alexander, Senior Policy Analyst for Health and Human Services for House Speaker Tom Craddick; Eva DeLuna Castro, Senior Budget Analyst, Center for Public Policy Priorities; Dan Finch, Director of Legislative Affairs, Texas Medical Association; and Jennifer Banda, director of advocacy and public policy, Texas Hospital Association.
November 3, 2006
Code Red: Improving the Health of Texans
On November 3, Dr. Ken Shine, Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs for the University of Texas System, and senior advisor of the Task Force for Access to Health Care in Texas that produced Code Red: The Critical Condition of Health in Texas, presented “Code Red: Improving the Health of Texans,” focusing on options for addressing Texas’ high uninsured rate and the use of Electronic Health Records to improve access to care and patient safety. 
Septmeber 29, 2006
The New South Africa: Transforming Social and Health Services for Today’s Needs
Kicking off the series was DeAnn Friedholm, with her September 29 presentation, “The New South Africa: Transforming Social and Health Services for Today’s Needs.” Ms. Friedholm gave a broad overview of critical health and human services issues in South Africa and then focused on her work with the government to restructure the social grants/services system to meet new challenges.