Adapting to Change: Health Care Safety Net Services and Health Care Reform

May 28, 2015

Health Care Symposium

1:30–4:30 PM
Danto Auditorium
(in the Cardiovascular Center on the University of Michigan campus)

Related blog post by Marianne Udow-Phillips:
The Safety Net and Health Care Reform

The health care safety net will continue to be a vital component of the overall health care system as the environment changes under health reform. This symposium, Adapting to Change – Health Care Safety Net Services and Health Care Reform, shares research on the viability of the safety net and highlights opportunities and challenges for safety net providers under health care reform.

Safety net providers and support organizations learn about successful delivery models and tools that can help them optimize resources and adapt to a changing environment. Researchers, policy makers, and others attending the symposium in person or online can identify more opportunities — through policy options, research, or funding, for example — to ensure access to care for vulnerable populations who may be newly insured or remain uninsured under health care reform.


  • Marianne Udow-Phillips, MHSA
  • Peter Jacobson, J.D., MPH (from the University of Michigan School of Public Health)
  • Sara Rosenbaum, J.D. (from George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services)
  • Brent C. Williams, MD, MPH, University of Michigan, Department of Internal Medicine
  • Reactor Panel: David Share, MD, MPH, BCBSM; Vernice Davis Anthony, MPH, Greater Detroit Area Health Council; Kim Sibilsky, Michigan Primary Care Association; and Deborah Riddick, JD, RN, School-Community Health Alliance of Michigan