Medicaid Education 101 for Trainees: Learn About Medicaid and Home and Community Based Services

Medicaid Education 101 for Trainees: Learn About Medicaid and Home and Community Based Services


pdf File 09-21-2023 Medicaid 101 Slide Deck (1,082KB) [download]

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Thursday, September 21, 2023
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Webinar

AUCD hosted an educational webinar for trainees to learn about the structure and financing of the Medicaid program and Home and Community-Based Services. The speakers provided an overview of the Medicaid program and its structure and financing. The webinar also provided an overview of what is happening in Congress and the Administration regarding the Medicaid program.


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This event was sponsored by
 Brandeis University Community Policy Living Center.



Headshot of Nicole Jorwic, woman with long brown hear wearing brown shirt with white sweaterNicole Jorwic is the Chief of Advocacy and Campaigns at Caring Across Generations. Before joining Caring Across, Nicole was Senior Director of Public Policy and Senior Executive Officer of State Advocacy at The Arc of the United States. Before coming to DC to work on Federal Advocacy and Organizing, Nicole served as Senior Policy Advisor and Manager of the Employment First Initiative in Illinois. Prior to that appointment, Nicole was the CEO/President of the Institute on Public Policy for People with Disabilities. Nicole is also an accomplished special education attorney.

Nicole leads and supports many coalitions to advance the priorities of care across generations, including the Care Can’t Wait Coalition, the Disability and Aging Collaborative, and the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities Long-Term Services and Supports Taskforce. Nicole also chairs the Board for the Quality Trust for People with Disabilities and is a proud board member of the National Association of Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) and a member of the President’s Committee on People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Nicole is, most importantly, a sibling to her brother Chris who is 33 and has autism, and on the care team for her 90-year-old grandma, who has Parkinson’s.


Image of David Machledt, a man wearing a dark suit, short curly hair and a beard.David Machledt is a Senior Policy Analyst in the National Health Law Program’s Washington, D.C. offices. His work at the National Health Law Program centers primarily on issues surrounding coverage and care for older adults and people with disabilities, including home and community-based services. He also works on Medicaid demonstrations and waivers, managed care quality and accountability, and healthcare affordability.

David has a Ph.D. in Medical Anthropology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, with a focus on immigration and public health policy. David’s dissertation work, an ethnography of cross-border tuberculosis control programs, investigated the design of a bi-national public health policy and access to care issues for low-income migrant populations at the U.S./Mexico border. As a medical anthropologist, David has researched and volunteered in a number of communities in which a high percentage of the population was medically underserved and did not speak English as a first language, further hampering their access to health care.

After receiving his doctorate, David spent a year living in eastern Ethiopia. In 2010-11, he taught courses on health and immigration at the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine, and in 2009-10, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Brown University’s Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women. David received his A.B. in Anthropology from Princeton University.