9:00 a.m.Why the First 1,000 Days?
Blythe Thomas, 1,000 Days
9:45 a.m.Inequity in Health Care and Maternal & Infant Mortality
Dr. Sharla Smith, KS Birth Equity Network
10:30 a.m.Break
10:45 a.m.Role of Medicaid in First 1,000 Days
Maggie Clark, Georgetown Center for Children and Families;
Amy Chen, National Health Law Program, (remote);
Hakima Payne, Uzazi Village; and
Sapphire Garcia-Lies, KS Birth Justice Collective
11:45 a.m.Lunch & Networking
12:30 p.m.Kansas Senator Kristen O’Shea
12:45 p.m.Workplace Protections
Sarah Brafman, A Better Balance; Tina Sherman, MomsRising,
1:45 p.m.Break
2:00 p.m.Paid Family & Medical Leave
Vicki Shabo, New America (remote), and
Vasu Reddy, National Partnership for Women & Families
3:15 p.m.Break
3:30 p.m.Early Childhood in Kansas
Melissa Rooker, Kansas Children’s Cabinet, and
Logan Stenseng, Zero to Thrive
4:30 p.m.Wrap up