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Health Public Policy Committee

CSG’s Health Public Policy Committee provides a forum for state leaders to address emerging challenges and issues arising from dynamic health policy conditions and changes in the states. Members of the committee focus on emerging trends, innovative and effective solutions, and viable policy positions and response projects. During meetings, committee members may introduce and consider policy resolutions. The committee is designed to encourage multi-state problem solving and sharing of best practices, and to facilitate networking among state officials and between the public and private sectors. Committee priorities are established by CSG’s national leaders in concert with the committee’s membership. Committee priorities include: Medicaid, Health Care Cost Containment, Mental Health, Health Insurance Exchanges, Health Workforce, and Promoting Healthy Behaviors.

Representative Susan Concannon


Rep. Susan Concannon

Photo of  Denise C. Garlick

Rep. Denise Garlick



Michael Barbieri
Division of Substance Abuse & Mental Health
Vice Chair






Debra Miller
CSG director of health policy
(859) 244-8241

Miller, who joined The Council of State Governments in 2007, directs health policy activities, provides staff support to the CSG Health Policy Committee and spearheads the well-received CSG Medicaid Policy Academy series. Miller writes regularly on states’ implementation of health reform. Miller directed a multimillion-dollar, multiyear cooperative agreement with between CSG and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to educate state lawmakers on innovative policies to prevent and treat chronic diseases, including HIV/AIDS. Miller previously worked for 23 years for a state-level nonprofit organization, including as executive director and primary lobbyist, that advocated for policies that were good for disadvantaged children and their families. She also worked for state government to implement services for persons with developmental disabilities.




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