K. Conwell Smith

Chief External Affairs Officer, Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers

K. Conwell Smith, Chief External Affairs Officer for the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers (RCI), has over twenty-five years of experience in Washington, DC. During that time, she worked on sweeping health care legislation from the Balanced Budget Act to the Patients’ Bill of Rights to the Affordable Care Act. Prior to joining RCI, she was founder of Inside Pitch Government Affairs LLC, a consulting firm committed to the policy development and project management. Ms. Smith also served as Vice President of Legislation and Political Affairs for the Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) and Senior Health Policy Advisor for the Senate Budget Committee, where she was an advisor to the Chairman on private health insurance, market-based reforms, medical liability reform, medical cost and quality initiatives, and access to health care and the uninsured. Early in her career, she worked in various policy and advocacy positions for several Congressional offices, the American Medical Association, the National Retail Federation, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

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Monday Jun. 21
3:00 - 3:45 PM
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Briefing - Investing in Brain Health Equity with Paid Family & Medical Leave

Experts and policymakers will explore the interconnected nature of brain health and work, highlighting the importance of economic policies such as paid family leave in ensuring that all families can balance work, brain health, and caregiving in an aging society. From guaranteeing job security for working caregivers to making sure economic policies recognize all kinds of caregivers, it is time to invest in the infrastructure needed to achieve brain health equity.

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