An APHSA Hybrid Experience
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Don’t Miss These Inspiring and Informative Sessions!
Monday, September 27, 8:15 AM – 10:00 AM
Keynote Speaker: Heather McGhee
Author and Activist, The Sum of Us
Heather McGhee designs and promotes solutions to inequality in America—her new book, The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together, is now available. You can also check out her 2020 TED talk Racism Has a Cost for Everyone, which reached 1 million views in just two months.
Monday, September 27, 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM, Breakout Sessions
Covering Your SAAS (and other things)
As more and more applications are being moved to Software As A Service (SAAS) in the cloud, how can you ensure that your data and the application are secure? What steps can you take to make sure the vendor meets your security needs before entering into an agreement? Three states will be sharing the processes they follow to identify the security profile of potential vendors, identify gaps, and identify mitigation strategies. These same processes and strategies may also apply to COTS products or custom-built applications hosted locally.
CCWIS Reviews: New Approach – A Far Deviation from the SACWIS Reviews of the Past!
Learn how the Comprehensive Child Welfare Information System Technical Assistance (CCWIS TA) and Review Process is evolving to help states build better systems. CCWIS review processes and tools are being designed to work with states early in the planning and development process to support states in building systems that comply with CCWIS regulations and support them within their state structures. The Children's Bureau will share its vision on self-assessment, technical assistance, and tailored to the characteristics of individual states vs. the existing “compliance review at the end approach.”
Monday, September 27, 4:15 PM – 5:30 PM, Breakout Sessions
Pandemic Response – Solutions That Move Us Forward
This session will bring together three state agencies to talk about their challenges, journeys, and how they were able to create long-lasting benefits as a result of the pandemic. Louisiana's DCFS will share how it conducted a virtual DSNAP and implemented new processes and interfaces which will provide long-term benefits and savings. Hear how Indiana and Tennessee implemented technology solutions to support the evolving federal and state requirements, the short timelines for implementation, limited funding, and significant data challenges to provide food to children in qualifying households. Attendees will gain valuable insights about approaches and technologies that they can apply to their agency’s innovation and modernization initiatives.
Tuesday, September 28, 8:30 AM – 9:45 AM
Taking Care of Our Staff - Transformation, Technology and Training
The pandemic forced agencies to quickly adapt how they work. As agencies confronted this new reality, they transformed not just is where they worked, but how they collaborated with foster families and courts, how they supported clients, and how they supported each other. They found new ways, leveraging virtual platforms and approaches, to maintain well-being, and to effectively hire and train new staff. Technology was a critical tool to help re-imagine how to support the workforce.
Tuesday, September 28, 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Cross-Sector Panel: Ohio's Response: How One State Responded to COVID-19 and Created a Path Forward
This session showcases Ohio's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and will feature three unique views from critical players in government, healthcare, and public health. The panelists are Dr. Nazleen Bharmal, Associate Chief of Community and Health Partnerships at the Cleveland Clinic; Stephanie McCloud (Invited), Director, OH Department of Health; Melba Moore, Commissioner Cincinnati Health Department; Joel Potts, Executive Director, OH Job, and Family Services Directors Association; Moderator: Mark Smith, CIO, OH Department of Job and Family Services.
Tuesday, September 28, 3:45 PM – 5:00 PM
General Session – Cincinnati School for Creative and Performing Arts School Show Choir
Keynote Speaker: Derreck Kayongo
Social Entrepreneur, Global Soap Project Founder
Enjoy a keynote presentation with Derreck Kayongo as he shares how you can make a difference in your community! Kayongo is a renowned expert in environmental sustainability and global health, as the founder of the Global Soap Project which takes donated, melted, purified and reprocessed hotel soap and redistributes it to vulnerable populations around the world.
ISM Annual Technology for A Cause Charity Event
Monday, September 27, 5:45 PM – 8:00 PM
Networking Reception, Expo Hall BC and Foyer
Spend the evening with Deloitte and support the Technology for A Cause charity - CrayonsToComputers, which works to level the playing field in the classroom by ensuring that teachers can provide their students in need the tools to succeed in school. To date, they have distributed more than $176 million worth of free school supplies, enhancement and incentive items thanks to their partnerships with sponsoring companies and organizations.
MEETING SAFELY – OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU
UPDATE: As we continue to monitor the impact of COVID-19 and follow public health guidance regarding large in-person gatherings, we are making the following changes to the ISM guidelines for meeting safely.
All in-person attendees will be required to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test 72 hours prior to arriving at the event through a Secure Upload Portal. Access to a confidential, no-cost COVID-19 testing kit before and after the conference is available through this link. We look forward to seeing you safely soon!
The APHSA ISM 2021 conference is underwritten in part by these partners.
CSG Government Solutions
Elyon Enterprise Strategies
LexisNexis Risk Solutions
Next Chapter Technology
Software AG Government