Rep. DeLissio accepts invitation to participate in Council of State Governments

PHILADELPHIA, March 8 – State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., has accepted an invitation to participate with the Council of State Governments Healthy States: What Works National Task Force. The task force appointment is for a two-year period that begins immediately and will conclude Dec. 31, 2020.

In addition to other state leaders, DeLissio will work closely with health experts and private-sector partners to identify and promote new approaches to state health policy challenges that will culminate in the publishing of a policy framework to be distributed to all U.S. states and territories.

There will be a total of four task force subcommittees composed of a team of 12 state leaders.  

The subcommittees will address the topics: What’s Next? Leveraging Innovation; State Health Systems ROI; Capacity, Preparedness and Resiliency; and Interventions to Save Lives.

DeLissio will serve as a co-chair of the subcommittee State Health Systems ROI. This subcommittee will focus on how states can best create and/or reform state healthcare systems to improve return on investment.

The initiative features four scheduled meetings. The first meeting is slated for June 17-19 in Lexington, Kentucky.

DeLissio has been identified as a strong voice for advancing results in Pennsylvania. CSG believes DeLissio will be able to contribute valuable information and be integral in advancing and developing comprehensive public policy solutions to healthcare challenges currently facing states.

The CSG, founded in 1933, is the country’s only organization that serves all three branches of state government. It is a nonpartisan, region-based forum that helps state officials shape public policy.

DeLissio, who’s served the 194th Legislative District since 2010, earned a bachelor’s degree in Health Planning and Administration from Penn State University and possesses nearly 30 years of experience in long-term care and small business ownership.