Leveraging Health System Reform with Innovative Collaborations 
Thursday, May 5, 2016

This meeting focused on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the intersection of health care reform and violence prevention opportunities and partnerships. Expert presentations were followed by small group discussions centered around medical homes for youth, mental health and substance abuse treatment, justice-involved populations, community and population health, and school-based services. This meeting discussed how reform efforts in healthcare are part of the broader violence prevention and healthy communities conversation.


  • Peter Palanca, MA, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, TASC (Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities)
  • Sherie Arriazola, Health Policy Administrator, TASC
  • Deb McCarrel, Policy Associate, Illinois Collaborative on Youth (ICOY)
  • Emily Smith, LCPC, CADC, MBA, Director of Partner Relations & Marketing, Be Well Partners in Health