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Symposia and Meetings

In June of each year, The Hilltop Institute sponsors a symposium on a timely health policy issue, bringing together scholars, researchers, practitioners, and policy makers. In addition, Hilltop also hosts policy forums and other meetings throughout the year that address issues related to publicly funded health care.

Special Event Celebrating Hilltop's 20 Years of Service

A Look Ahead: The Next Two Decades in Federal and State Health Policy, October 23, 2014

On October 23, 2014, Hilltop held a special event to celebrate its 20th anniversary. Over the years, Hilltop has grown to become one of the most highly regarded university-based health policy research organizations in the country. The event featured Bruce Vladeck, PhD, as the keynote speaker.

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Special Event to honor Chuck Milligan

Striking a Balance in Rebalancing, April 29, 2014

On April 29, 2014, Hilltop held this private event to honor Chuck Milligan, JD, MPH, who recently stepped down from his post as Deputy Secretary for Health Care Financing at the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Milligan was Hilltop’s Executive Director from 2004 to 2011 and served the state of Maryland for ten years. Milligan is relocating to New Mexico, where he will be Senior Vice President for Enterprise Government Programs at Presbyterian Healthcare Services.

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UMBC Fall Colloquium

Health Reform: Implementing Insurance Coverage Expansion, October 26, 2012

On October 26, 2012, Hilltop held a colloquium, Health Reform: Implementing Insurance Coverage Expansion, for UMBC faculty, staff, and students, where attendees learned about the policy and financial structure of health insurance reform, as well as the status of its implementation nationally and in Maryland. Click here for more information.

June 2012 Symposium

Information Follows the Person: Advancing LTSS Integrated Electronic Records, June 14, 2012

On June 14, 2012, Hilltop sponsored its sixth invitational symposium to examine the status of long-term services and supports (LTSS) integrated record systems, prospects for future development, and ways to ensure that this new source of information is available to those who need it most. Click here for the program, presentations, and more.

June 2011 Symposium

Responding to Community Health Needs within the Framework of the Affordable Care Act, June 28, 2011

On June 28, 2011, Hilltop sponsored its fifth invitational symposium to identify and explore opportunities and approaches that are expected to support the new imperative to focus on community health needs under the aegis of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Click here for the program, presentations, and more.

Public Policy Forum

Health Care Reform: What Will It Mean to Maryland?

On October 22, 2010, Hilltop, together with the UMBC Department of Public Policy, the Maryland Institute for Policy Analysis and Research, and the Annie E. Casey Foundation, sponsored a public policy forum describing Maryland’s plans for implementing health care reform, with a focus on the impact of expanded coverage for working families. Click here for the program and presentations.

June 2009 Symposium

Home and Community-Based Services: Examining the Evidence Base for State Policymakers, June 11, 2009

On June 11, 2009, Hilltop sponsored a symposium to explore the measures and evidence to examine whether the expansion of home and community-based services (HCBS) has produced desired outcomes (quality, choice, cost, satisfaction, and safety) in the long term for older adults and persons with physical disabilities. Click here for the program, presentations, and summary of the proceedings.

June 2008 Symposium

Developing Comprehensive Oral Health Policy: Challenges and Opportunities for State Health Policy Makers, June 17, 2008

On June 17, 2008, Hilltop sponsored a symposium exploring three major areas of oral health policy innovation to improve access to and utilization of oral health care: integration of dental and medical service delivery; dental workforce issues; and health education and outreach strategies. Click here for the program, presentations, and summary of the proceedings.

June 2007 Symposium

Moving Forward: Designing and Financing Effective Mental Health Services in an Era of Transformation, June 12, 2007

On June 12, 2007, Hilltop (as the Center) sponsored a symposium examining the evolving mental health system, how efforts to diffuse evidence-based practices and better coordinate services across agencies and branches of medicine are paying off, and the extent to which Medicaid managed care and other newer programming and financing strategies are helping transform the system. Click here for the program, presentations, and summary of the proceedings.

Public Policy Forum

The Impact of Emergency Department Use on the Health Care System in Maryland, June 7, 2007

On June 7, 2007, Hilltop (as the Center), together with the UMBC Department of Public Policy, sponsored a public policy forum examining emergency room services in Maryland. Click here for the program and presentations.

June 2006 Symposium

The Changing Health Insurance Market: Implications for Public Policy and for State Government Purchasers, June 13, 2006

Escalating health insurance premiums, a decline in employer-sponsored insurance, and a growing emphasis on consumer direction have dramatically altered the health insurance landscape. Hilltop (as the Center) hosted a symposium on June 13, 2006, to examine the implications of these developments for public policy. Click here for the program, presentations, and webcast.

Axford Forum

What Did We Learn Over There? Public Policy in New Zealand through American Eyes, January 18, 2006

The Ian Axford Fellowships in Public Policy give outstanding American professionals opportunities to study, travel, and gain practical experience in public policy in New Zealand . Hilltop (as the Center) convened Ian Axford fellows and invited guests at UMBC for a one-day forum on January 18, 2006. Click here for the forum's agenda and presentations.