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The 2018 Texas Tribune Festival is upon us! Join us Sept. 27-29 in downtown Austin for two days of unique perspectives, thoughtful conversation and networking — all in the shadow of the Texas Capitol. 

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Saturday, September 29 • 10:45am - 11:45am
Transforming Public Health

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How do we build and pay for a system that will care for this generation of Texans and the next?

Presented by Ascension – Seton and supported by Quest Diagnostics and Deloitte

Moderators
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Marissa Evans

Health and Human Services Reporter for The Texas Tribune
Evans reports on health and human services policy issues for the Tribune since October 2016. Before the Tribune she reported for CQ Roll Call in Washington, D.C., where she covered state legislatures and health care issues. Evans’ reporting has appeared in Civil Eats, CityLab, NBC... Read More →

Speakers
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Garnet Coleman

State Representative, D-Houston
Coleman, D-Houston, has represented House District 147 since 1992. He serves as chairman of the House County Affairs Committee and sits on the Public Health Committee. In the 85th Legislative Session, Coleman authored the House version of the Sandra Bland Act, requiring more training... Read More →
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Karen DeSalvo

Former Acting Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
DeSalvo is currently a professor of medicine and population health at the University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School. Previously, she served as assistant secretary for health and as national coordinator for health information technology at the U.S. Department of Health and... Read More →
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Stephanie Muth

Texas Medicaid Director
Muth has served as state Medicaid director for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission since 2017. She has spent 13 years at the commission, including as the deputy executive commissioner for transformation and deputy executive commissioner of the Office of Social Services... Read More →
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Four Price

State Representative, R-Amarillo
Price, R-Amarillo, has represented House District 87 since 2010. He serves as chairman of the House Public Health Committee, where he oversees matters pertaining to mental health programs, and chairman of the House Select Committee on Opioids & Substance Abuse. Price also sits on... Read More →
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Avik Roy

Opinion Editor at Forbes and Founder of The Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity
Roy is an opinion editor at Forbes and manager of The Apothecary, a Forbes health care policy blog. In 2016, he helped form The Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity, a think tank devoted to expanding economic opportunity to low-income individuals. Previously, he worked as... Read More →