Jay Rockefeller

Children's Health Policy Summit: Understanding the People, Place and Policy Behind Health Care

In a time of uncertainty for children’s health care accessibility and coverage, West Virginia University’s John D. Rockefeller IV School of Policy and Politics partnered with the WVU Health Sciences Center and WVU Libraries to host a Children’s Health Policy Summit: Understanding the People, Place and Policy Behind Health Care. Held on September 7, 2017, at the Erickson Alumni Center, speakers and panelists discussed progress and challenges related to children’s access to quality, affordable health care and considered the future of health policy and delivery of care. Key note speakers included West Virginia native Sylvia Burwell, president of American University and former secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and former U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller, a leader in state and federal health care policy for 40 years. In addition, the summit used Senator Rockefeller’s archives to reflect on lessons learned from the Children’s Health Insurance Program on the 20th anniversary year of the bipartisan, federal and state collaboration that provides health coverage to children in working families. The summit received financial support from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation and Ware Family Foundation.

Summit Agenda

Children's Health Policy Summit Agenda

“Caring for America’s Children” The Children’s Health Insurance Program Video

CHIP Exhibit Panels

WVU CHIP Panel 1
WVU CHIP Panel 2
WVU CHIP Panel 3
WVU CHIP Panel 4
WVU CHIP Panel 5

Photos

Photo credit: Brian Persinger, WVU University Relations

Lindsay Allen, Ph.D., WVU School of Public Health
Lindsay Allen, Ph.D., WVU School of Public Health
Mary Ella Payne, Former Staffer of U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller
Mary Ella Payne, Former Staffer of U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller
Former U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller
Former U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller
Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Former U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary and American University President and Former U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller
Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Former U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary and American University President and Former U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller
Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Former U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary and American University President and Former U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller
Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Former U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary and American University President and Former U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller
Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Former U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary and American University President and Former U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller
Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Former U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary and American University President and Former U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller
Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Former U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary and American University President and Former U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller
Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Former U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary and American University President and Former U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller
Sharon Carte, Former WV State CHIP Director, receiving an award
Sharon Carte, Former WV State CHIP Director, receiving an award
Sarah Dash, MPH, Alliance for Health Policy
Sarah Dash, MPH, Alliance for Health Policy
Joan Alker, Georgetown University Center for Children and Families
Joan Alker, Georgetown University Center for Children and Families
Christopher Plein, Ph.D., WVU Department of Public Administration
Christopher Plein, Ph.D., WVU Department of Public Administration