2021 Policy Action Institute Agenda

(Note: All times are Eastern)

THURSDAY, APRIL 8

1-1:10 p.m — WELCOME

  • Georges Benjamin 

1:10-1:40 p.m. — OPENING KEYNOTE: Rachel L. Levine

1:40-2:30 p.m. — PANEL #1  — COVID-19: An Update

  • Moderator: Georges Benjamin
  • Anne Schuchat
  • Janet Woodcock

2:30-3 p.m. — A HEALTH UPDATE FROM CONGRESS

  • Sen. Patty Murray — Senate 2021 Health Approach
  • Rep. Tom Cole — House 2021 Health Approach

3-3:05 p.m. — BREAK

3:05-3:35 — FIRESIDE CHAT: Climate Change — A Public Health Approach

  • Frank Sesno (Moderator)
  • Michael Regan

3:35-4:25 p.m. — PANEL #2 — Policy Priorities for Building a Robust Public Health System

  • John Auerbach (Moderator)
  • Mike Fraser
  • Lori Freeman
  • Scott Becker
  • José Ramón Fernández-Peña
  • Chrissie Juliano

4:25-4:55 p.m. — KEYNOTE: Frank Luntz — Communicating Across the Political Aisle

4:55-5 p.m. — CLOSING REMARKS: Georges Benjamin

FRIDAY, APRIL 9

12-12:50 — Free Networking Session: Discussion groups led by APHA staff (topics include racism and health, gun violence, and public health advocacy)

1-1:05 p.m. — WELCOME: Lisa Simpson

1:05 -1:35 p.m. — FIRESIDE CHAT

  • Georges Benjamin (Moderator)
  • Lauren Underwood

1:35-2:05 p.m. — FIRESIDE CHAT: Public Health Authorities — A View to the Future

  • Frank Sesno (Moderator)
  • Larry Gostin
  • Montrece Ransom

2:05-2:10 p.m. — BREAK 

2:10-2:50 p.m. — PANEL #3 — Expanding Coverage & Access to Care

  • Beverly Malone (Moderator)
  • Jen Taylor
  • Stuart Butler
  • Susan Rogers

2:50-3:20 p.m. — KEYNOTE: Daniel Dawes — Social and Political Determinants of Health

3:20-4:05 p.m. — PANEL #4: Achieving Health Equity

  • Avenel Joseph (Moderator)
  • Margo Edmunds
  • David Grossman
  • Robert Rooks

4:05-4:20 p.m. — CLOSING KEYNOTE: Building Momentum for Change

4:20-4:30 p.m. — CLOSING REMARKS: Georges Benjamin

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