These schedules are being developed and subject to change as panelists are finalized. All times are in the Eastern Time Zone.

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Monday, June 17

9-10 a.m. Registration and breakfast
10-10:15 a.m.


  • Susan Polan, associate executive director for public affairs and advocacy, American Public Health Association
  • Ilan Shapiro, MD, senior vice-president and chief health correspondent and medical affairs officer, AltaMed Health Services
10:15-10:45 a.m.

Elections Matter: Public health on the ballot

  • Marc H. Morial, JD, president and CEO, National Urban League
10:45-11:15 a.m. The Farm Bill: From advocacy to authorization
11:15-11:35 a.m. Break and Coffee Talk
11:35 a.m. -12:05 p.m. View from the Hill
12:05-12:35 p.m. AI in Public Health: From theory to policy to practice
12:35-2 p.m. Lunch and Networking
1:15-2 p.m.

Optional Events

In-Person Coffee Talk: The Power of Policy
Join Katrina Forrest, co-author of Policy Engagement, as she discusses some of the concrete, practical and insightful strategies for informing and influencing policymakers outlined in the book and takes your questions. Following the coffee talk, Forrest will do a book signing. Purchase your book during registration or onsite.

Digital Networking Discussion
Join fellow attendees and experts on Zoom for a live, informal discussion on today's pressing topics. Topics and speakers will be shared closer to the meeting. 

2-2:30 p.m. Fireside Chat
2:30-3 p.m. Youth Who Are Changing the Public's Health
3-3:25 p.m. Break and Coffee Talk
3:25-3:55 p.m.

A New Kind of Advocacy

  • Lori Fresina, MPP, national vice president, executive director, Voices for Healthy Kids - American Heart Association
3:55-4:25 p.m.

Innovations from the States

  • Oluwatosin Olateju, DrPH, MSN-CPHN, BSN, RN, co-chair, Maryland Commission on Public Health
  • Dan Olson, executive director, Vermont Public Health Association
4:25-4:55 p.m.

Town Hall with Dr. Camara Jones

  • Camara Jones, MD, PhD, MPH, adjunct professor, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
5-6 p.m. Reception


Tuesday, June 18

*In-Person Only*

9-9:05 a.m.


  • Susan Polan, associate executive director for public affairs and advocacy, American Public Health Association
9:05-9:45 a.m.

All Hands on Deck: Advocacy is everyone's job

  • Lili Farhang, MPH, co-director, Human Impact Partners
9:45-10:05 a.m.

Communicating Differently

  • Joshua Harris, senior marketing & communications manager, Voices for Healthy Kids
10:05-10:25 a.m. Advocating Differently
10:25-10:55 a.m.

Organizing Differently

  • LaDon Love, executive director, SPACEs in Action
10:55-11:15 a.m.

APHA Priorities

  • Don Hoppert, director of government relations, American Public Health Association
11:15 a.m. -12 p.m. Small group work
12-12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30-2 p.m. Small group work
2-4:25 p.m. Group presentations with feedback
4:25-4:30 p.m. Closing