12:00 – 1:00

Buffet Lunch

1:00 – 1:30

Welcome and Introductions

Arleen Leibowitz, Ph.D., Workshop Chair; Professor and Chair, Department of Policy Studies, University of California, Los Angeles

Andrew White, Ph.D., Director, Committee on National Statistics

Caroline Taplin, MSPH, and Julia Paradise, MSPH, Senior Policy Analysts, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

1:30 – 2:45

Session I: Background and Program Parameters

Chair: Robert Valdez, M.P.H., Ph.D., Dean, School of Public Health, MCP Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, and RAND Health Sciences Program, Santa Monica, CA


Linda Bilheimer, Ph.D., Senior Program Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Title: Data Needs for Tracking Children’s Health Insurance Coverage

Vicki Grant, M.S.W., Ph.D., Research Director, Southern Institute on Children and Families, Deputy Director “Covering Kids” and “Supporting Families after Welfare Reform” (both are national projects funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation [RWJF]) Title: Managing by Eligibility Outcomes Data


Pamela Paul-Shaheen, Dr.P.H, Director, Center for Advancing Community Health, Okemos, Michigan

Title: Covering Michigan’s Kids: Using Information to Inform Policy and Practice

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