Schedule at a Glance

Public Health Under Siege: Improving Policy in Turbulent Times

Leana Wen, Colleen Bridger, Ron Nirenbrg, Anand Parkesh, Emily Holubowich, Garth Graham


AcademyHealth7:30 a.m. — Registration Opens

7:30 - 8:30 a.m. — Continental Breakfast

8:30-8:40 a.m. — WELCOME

  • Georges C. Benjamin, MD, Executive Director, APHA
  • Lisa Simpson, MB, BCh, MPH, FAAP, President and CEO, AcademyHealth
  • Morning Emcee: Susan Dentzer, President and CEO, Network for Excellence in Health Innovation

8:40-9 a.m. — OPENING KEYNOTE SPEAKER: The 116th Congress

  • Member of Congress — invited

9-10:30 a.m. — SESSION I  — THE STATE OF U.S. PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY: FEDERAL PRIORITIES AND LOCAL SOLUTIONS

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

  • Brett Giroir, MD, U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health

PANEL DISCUSSION: ALL HEALTH IS LOCAL — USING POLICY AS A TOOL FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH IMPROVEMENT

  • Ron Nirenberg, MA, Mayor of San Antonio
  • Colleen Bridger, MPH, PhD, Director, San Antonio Metropolitan Health District
  • Moderator: Catherine Patterson, MPP, de Beaumont Foundation

10:30-11 a.m. — Break

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. — SESSION II  — VIOLENCE AS A PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

  • Dannel Malloy, JD, former Connecticut governor

CONVERSATION

  • Kyleanne Hunter, PhD, Vice President for Programs, The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
  • Falls Church Police Chief Mary Gavin
  • Helga Luest, MA, Abt Associates

12:30-1 p.m. — Lunch (pick up box lunches and return to tables)

  • Afternoon emcee: Shelley Hearne, DrPH, MPH, CityHealth

1-1:15 p.m. — PLENARY SPEAKER

  • Garth Graham, MD, MPH, President, Aetna Foundation

1:15-2 p.m. — FIRESIDE CHAT

  • Steve Clemons, The Atlantic
  • Leana Wen, MD, President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America

2-3:30 p.m. — SESSION III — REGULATORY POLICY: A SOCIAL DETERMINANT TOOL

KEYNOTE CHAT

  • Henry Waxman, former U.S. congressman
  • Joshua Sharfstein, MD, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University

CONVERSATION

  • Stan Dorn, JD, Families USA
  • Anand Parekh, MD, MPH, FACP, Bipartisan Policy Coalition
  • Nsedu Obot Witherspoon, MPH, Children's Environmental Health Coalition

3:30-4:45 p.m. — Break

3:45-4:45 p.m. — SESSION IV — #SPEAKFORHEALTH: A CALL TO ACTION

  • Leslie Crutchfield, Executive Director, Georgetown University Global Social Enterprise Initiative, McDonough School of Business
  • Emily Holubowich, Executive Director, Coalition for Health Funding
  • Xavier Morales, PhD, MRP, Executive Director, Praxis Project

4:45-5:15 p.m. — CLOSING KEYNOTE

  • U.S. Senator invited

5:15-5:30 p.m. — CLOSING REMARKS

  • Georges C. Benjamin, MD, Executive Director, APHA
  • Lisa Simpson, MB, BCh, MPH, FAAP, President and CEO, AcademyHealth

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We thank the de Beaumont Foundation, Aetna Foundation, and Jewish Healthcare Foundation for their generous support of the APHA Policy Action Institute.

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