Join us for an insightful deep dive into the outcomes of the previous legislative session, and examine how the decisions made have shaped the landscape of primary care. The primary care system plays a crucial role in the overall health and well-being of communities, and legislative changes contribute to the evolving health care environment. By the end of this webinar, attendees will have the insight to make informed decisions, implement necessary changes, and contribute to the advancement...
Join us for an insightful deep dive into the outcomes of the previous legislative session, and examine how the decisions made have shaped the landscape of primary care. The primary care system plays a crucial role in the overall health and well-being of communities, and legislative changes contribute to the evolving health care environment. By the end of this webinar, attendees will have the insight to make informed decisions, implement necessary changes, and contribute to the advancement of high-quality primary care services in their communities.
1. Describe TPCC's successful efforts during the 88th legislative session and share lessons learned.
2. Discuss strategies to build upon current success during the interim period.
3. Identify next steps to continue the advancement of high-quality primary care in Texas.
Ankit Sanghavi, MPH, BDS, Executive Director, Texas Health Institute
Ankit Sanghavi currently serves as the executive director of Texas Health Institute and co-lead of Texas Primary Care Consortium. Previously, he served as the director of community and oral health program at THI. Sanghavi provides leadership and direction on all Texas Health Institute initiatives and develops collaborative efforts with its local, state, and national partners. He earned a Master of Public Health from Texas A&M University in 2014 and Bachelor of Dental Surgery from Maharashtra University of Health Sciences India in 2011. His professional interests are research, innovation, and data in public health and health care.
Sue Bornstein, MD, MACP, Co-Lead, Texas Primary Care Consortium
Sue Bornstein is the executive director of the Texas Medical Home Initiative and co-lead of Texas Primary Care Consortium, a statewide collaborative whose mission is to advance accessible, continuous, and coordinated person-centered care for all Texans. Bornstein is the chair-elect of the American College of Physicians representing internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and medical students. She is currently chair of ACP’s diversity, equity, and inclusion committee and previously served as chair of ACP’s health and public policy committee and as governor of the Texas Northern Chapter of ACP. She has been a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP) since 2003 and a Master of the American College of Physicians (MACP) since 2022. These honorary designations recognize ongoing individual service and contributions to the practice of medicine. Bornstein also received the 2021 Primary Care Collaborative Primary Care Community Leadership/Research Award.
She received her medical degree from Texas Tech School of Medicine and completed her residency at the Baylor University Medical Center. Her areas of professional interest and expertise include health and public policy, health care access and reform, strengthening the safety net, and government relations.
Larry D. Gonzales, MPA, CPM, President, Desk 138, LLC
The Honorable Larry Gonzales serves as legislative consultant for the Texas Primary Care Consortium. He served in the Texas Legislature from 2011-2018 and has been instrumental in helping national leaders craft public policy. Rep. Gonzales served on the powerful House Appropriations Committee three times, twice serving as Subcommittee Chairman appropriating funds for forty-two state agencies. Chairman Gonzales was twice appointed to serve on the budget conference committee, one of only five House members to write the final version of the 2016- 2017 and 2018-2019 state budgets. In 2017, he founded Desk 138, LLC, a public affairs and business development company specializing in issue advocacy and business strategic planning. Desk 138 works to cultivate partnerships and other commercial relationships, as well as identify new markets for products or services.
Valerie Borum Smith, MD, MPH, FAAP, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Texas at Tyler School of Medicine
Dr. Smith is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Texas at Tyler School of Medicine and currently serves as the Pediatric Clerkship Director and co-director or the Health Equity and Advocacy thread. Previously, Dr. Smith served as the Chief Programs and Quality Officer at St. Paul Children’s Services in Tyler, Texas for over 16 years where she led their Community-Centered Health Home Initiative and Integrated Behavioral Health programs. She is active in advocacy and professional leadership through multiple roles with the Texas Pediatric Society, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Texas Medical Association.
This webinar is produced by the Texas Primary Care Consortium with support from Episcopal Health Foundation, St. David’s Foundation, Texas Academy of Family Physicians, and TMF Health Quality Institute.