Secretaries' Innovation Group

Food Stamps

     Fixing SNAP: How States Can and Should Stand Up to the Feds

     Mary Mayhew, Commissioner, Maine Department of Health and Human Services

Family Income and the Welfare Effect

​     The Income Effect of Welfare

     Robert Rector, Senior Research Fellow, DeVos Center for Religion and Domestic Policy Studies, The Heritage Foundation

     Modeling Potential Income and Welfare Assistance Benefits in Illinois: Findings and Recommendations

     Erik Randolph, Senior Fellow, Illinois Policy Institute

Lifting Consent Decrees


     Federalism - A National Strategy to Address Class Action Lawsuits

     John Bursch, Partner and Co-Chair Appellate and Supreme Court Practice, Warner, Norcross & Judd

Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs)

     LARC Presentation

     Ron Haskins, Co-Director, Center on Children and Families, Brookings Institution

     Improving Family Planning as a Pathway to Decreasing Costs, Increasing Educational Attainment, and Expanding Opportunity in                              America

     Mark Edwards, CEO, Upstream


     Marijuana Health Effects on the Brain and Body

     Dr. Nora Volkow, Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse

     Marijuana Issues

​     Kevin Sabet, Director, Drug Policy Institute and former Senior Advisor, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy


​     The Coalition Approach to Reducing Marijuana's Impact

     General Arthur Dean, Chairman and CEO, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, U.S. Army, Retired

Theory of Constraints

     Operational Excellence in Utah Government

     Steve Cuthbert, Deputy Director, Utah Governor's Office of Excellence

Project Hope

     Research in Practice

     Angela Hawken, Professor, Pepperdine University

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

     Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

     Bryan Samuels, Executive Director, Chapin Hall, University of Chicago

     Optimizing Service Responsibilities for Youth with Multiple Adverse Experiences

     Katherine Tyson McCrea, Professor, Loyola University

Workforce Panel

     Identity Theft and Public Benefits Fraud

     Jesse Panuccio, Executive Director, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity



Chicago Meeting June 2015

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