Secretaries' Innovation Group

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Washington, DC Meeting November 2015

**To view power point presentations and supporting materials, click on underlined title.
Marijuana


     Marijuana: What Does Science Tell Us?

     Dr. Jack Stein, Director, Office of Science Policy and Communications, National Institute on Drug Abuse 


​     The Coalition Approach to Reducing Marijuana’s Impact

     Sue Thau, Public Policy Director, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America


     John Walters, Chief Operating Officer, Hudson Institute; & former cabinet member and director of White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)

     second Bush Administration


Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs)


     
Improving Access to IUDs and Implants as a Pathway to Decreasing Costs, Increasing Educational Attainment, and     

    Expanding Opportunity in America
     Mark Edwards, CEO, Upstream



Mental Illness

   

     The Crisis of Jail Mental Illness: A Strategy for Reform   

​     Frankie Berger, Director of Advocacy, Treatment Advocacy Center


     Summit County Ohio and Assisted Outpatient Treatment

      Dr. Douglas Smith, Medical Director, Summit County Ohio



Food Stamps


     Food Stamps are Growing Too Fast and Without Accompanying Work Requirements

     Jason Turner, Executive Director, Secretaries' Innovation Group



      USDA Office of Inspector General: FNS Quality Control Process for SNAP Error Rate, September 2015


        Congressman K. Michael Conaway, Chairman, House Committee on Agriculture


Substance Abuse

​    Opiod Medication Assisted Treatment

​     John Wernert, Secretary, Indiana Family and Social Services Agency   

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     Indiana Initiatives Addressing Prescription Drug Abuse and Addiction

​     Chris Johnson, Chief of Staff, Indiana Family and Social Services Agency



Disability


​     Disability: Inherent Problems, Practical Solutions and Action for Reform

     Richard Burkhauser, Professor, Cornell University


     Listen: NPR Disability Program 30 minute segment


EITC


     The EITC - Negative Work Effects and Fraud

     Jason Turner, Executive Director, Secretaries' Innovation Group


Unemployment Insurance


     ​SIG Revitalizing Unemployment Insurance


Program Effectiveness

     How Rocket Science, Big Business, and Bisbee, Arizona Will Transform the Public Sector     ​

     Angela Hawkins, Professor, Pepperdine University


Communications


     Why Stories Matter: Persuasive Stories and How to Find Them

     Hilary Gowins,  Managing Editor, Illinois Policy Institute


       Hilary Gowins,  Managing Editor, Illinois Policy Institute


        Jason Turner, Executive Director, Secretaries' Innovation Group