October 9-11, 2013
Chicago, Illinois


Policy Spotlight

What does Obamacare mean for emerging adults?
Jane Park, MPH

Friday, October 11th
Room TBA

Jane Park, MPHThe Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (The ACA) brings sweeping changes to the financing and delivery of health care services in the United States. Emerging adults, especially those in their late teens and early 20s, stand to benefit from many ACA provisions. This plenary will spotlight the ACA’s potential for improving health care services for emerging adults. The plenary will begin by reviewing major health care issues for emerging adults—including health care needs, access, utilization and content. Second, it will describe ACA provisions most relevant to emerging adults.  There will be  ample time for Q&A and, more importantly, a lively discussion on how the SSEA’s collective experience could help strengthen the ACA’s impact for emerging adults.

Jane Park, MPH coordinates both NAHIC and its sister center The Public Policy Analysis & Education Center for Middle Childhood, Adolescent and Young Adult Health at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Ms. Park came to UCSF from Sociometrics Corporation in Los Altos, CA, where she directed a national field test to replicate promising teen pregnancy prevention programs as well as several local evaluations of teen pregnancy prevention programs. Prior to that, Ms. Park worked at the Center for Health Policy Research, George Washington University, where she wrote and edited a quarterly newsletter on maternal and child health programs and policies at the national and state level. Ms. Park also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guinea, West Africa. Ms. Park received her Masters Degree in Public Health from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and an B.A. degree from Tufts University in International Relations.