Pre-Institute Children’s Services Leadership Summit


The OPEN MINDS Children’s Services Leadership Summit

October 28, 2019 | 8:00am – 4:00pm

Loews Philadelphia Hotel | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The market landscape for organizations serving children is changing. The prevalence of autism and mental health problems are on the rise. There is increasing pressure on special education budgets. There is more managed care for children’s mental health services and for children in the child welfare system. There is a growing preference for pay-for-performance financing models and community-based solutions among health plans and other payers. At the same time, new organizations are entering the field, offering consumers and payers new solutions and approaches.

This shifting landscape has created strategic challenges for executives of traditional child-serving organizations and has led to many necessary questions. The sustainability challenge: Is my current business model sustainable for the long-term? The competitive challenge: Will new organizations with new solutions divert contracts and consumers from my organization? The new service line challenge: Can my organization successfully develop and launch new services that meet changing demands of payers and consumers?

For most organizations in the health and human service field, the status quo is not an option for sustainability and success. This is particularly true for organizations serving children – where a reorganization of financing, service delivery, and value proposition is underway. For executives of organizations focused on children – whether in health, mental health, autism, development disabilities, child welfare, juvenile justice, or special education – new approaches to both strategy and management are key.

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