Gold Coast Health Plan's Government Affairs Department serves as a liaison between the Plan, legislators, local elected officials and interfaces with a variety of state and local agencies. Coupled with its primary role of analyzing state and federal issues related to health care and Medicaid/Medi-Cal policies, the department also provides information on the Affordable Care Act and health care reform.
Opioid Policy Summit
GCHP, in collaboration with the Ventura County Behavioral Health (VCBH) department, will be holding an Opioid Policy Summit on May 5.
The abuse of prescription opioid medications has been of serious concern at the national, state, and local levels. Policy makers are attempting to combat the opioid epidemic in their communities by proposing and passing legislation to address the issue.
With the Opioid Policy Summit, the goal of GCHP and VCBH is to engage community stakeholders in a discussion about strategies that can be used to address the opioid epidemic in Ventura County.
Dr. Kelly Pfeifer
R. Corey Waller MD, MS, FACEP, DFASAM
Panel Discussion - Jacqui Irwin, Moderator
R. Corey Waller MD, MS, FACEP, FASAM: Addressing the National Epidemic through Policy and Practice.
Kelly Pfeifer, MD: What Would it take to get to Zero Overdose Deaths in California?
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Marlen Torres, manager of government and external relations firstname.lastname@example.org