Magazine article Policy & Practice

Inspire. Innovate. Impact. 2017 APHSA National Health and Human Services Summit

Magazine article Policy & Practice

Inspire. Innovate. Impact. 2017 APHSA National Health and Human Services Summit

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Creating a Modern and Responsive Health and Human Services System

A first-ever, joint summit between the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) and the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities (Alliance) will bring the two organizations' networks together in an educational setting to advance solutions for improving outcomes for individuals, families, and communities across the country.

Slated for April 30-May 3 at the Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor, Baltimore (MD), the 2017 APHSA National Health and Human Services Summit reflects the shared belief of the two organizations that the time is ripe for significant leaps forward in creating a modern, responsive health and human services system.

This year's Summit will showcase inspiring, innovative, and impactful efforts to improve human services delivery from public and private partners from the health and human services and nonprofit sectors, industry experts, and thought leaders.

"Partnering with the Alliance is a natural fit for APHSA and our members," said Tracy Wareing Evans, President and CEO of APHSA. "Both of our organizations share the belief that the nation's health and human services system is a cornerstone to building a strong, dynamic, and healthy nation. By working together, we can positively impact state, local, and federal policy and ensure that all Americans are provided with the opportunities to live well and reach their fullest potential," she added.

The Summit provides attendees with the opportunity to participate in a series of workshops and sessions that will encompass a diverse set of topics ranging from policy to research to state and local initiatives; engage in valuable discussions around innovation and transformation; network with thought leaders and peers; and enhance skills and knowledge. Participants should be prepared to drive the conversation about shaping a modern human-serving system, promote these new approaches at all levels of government, and champion technological innovations that lead to improved outcomes. …

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