Health Policy Events

Creating a dialogue is critical to developing effective policy options to address public welfare concerns in health care. We engage in a variety of initiatives to increase civil dialogue related to different policy perspectives.

Upcoming Events



Past Events: Recordings and Catalogue

Presentations by national leaders in health policy

Transforming Behavioral Health In The US: The Biden-Harris Administration’s Response

Date: April 27, 2022 - 3PM-4PM

Presenter: Rebecca Haffajee, Department of Health and Human Services, Acting Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE)

Advancing Science on Social Determinants of Health and Health Inequities as a Nurse Researcher

Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 12:00-1:00 PM ET
Presenter: Shannon Zenk - Director of the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)

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Maternal Health and Disparities: Legislative Policy and Issues

Date: Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 8:00-9:30 AM
Presenter: Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-IL 14th District
Location: Milken Institute School of Public Health - 950 New Hampshire Ave. NW

Age-Friendly Health Systems

Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Presenter: Dr. Terry Fulmer, President of the John A. Hartford Foundation
Location: Continental Ballroom - Marvin Center, 800 21st NW, Washington, DC 20052

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Medical and Technological Breakthroughs Shaping Health, Policy and Society

Date: Monday, December 10, 2018
Presenter: Dr. Victor J. Dzau, President of the National Academy of Medicine
Location: Betts Theatre at Marvin Center

U.S. Surgeon General's Talk On Opioid Epidemic

Date: Monday, October 1, 2018
Presenter: U.S. Surgeon General Vice Admiral Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH
Location: Betts Theatre at Marvin Center

Fellowship in Health Policy and Media - final presentations

Date: June 6th, 12PM-1:30PM ET

Presenters: 2022-2023 Fellows

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School Nurses and School-based Health Centers: Partners in Addressing Health Inequities

Date: March 23rd, 10 AM - 11 AM ET

Presenters: Dr. Erin MaughanDr. Adrianna GlennElizabeth McDermott, Julie Gibbons

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Opportunities for Dissemination and Implementation Research to Influence Policy in Cancer Prevention and Control Equity  

Date: April 5th, 12PM-1PM ET

Presenter: Karen Emmons, Professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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Chronic Disease Prevention: The Influence of Implementation Research in Advancing Health Policy

Date: February 7th, 12PM-1PM ET

Presenter: Ross Brownson, Distinguished Professor at Washington University in Saint Louis

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Influencing Public Policy through Dissemination and Implementation Research

Date: November 3rd, 1PM-2PM ET

Presenter: Jonathan Purtle, NYU’s Global Center for Implementation Science

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Fellowship 2022 Final Presentations

Date: June 24th, 11AM - 2PM ET

Presenter: 2022 Health Policy and Media Fellows

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Perspectives on Policy: Writing Op Eds, Blogs, and Commentaries

Date: March 24, 2022 - 11AM-1PM

Presenter: Diana Mason, GW Nursing

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Policy Opportunities to Improve Perinatal Mental Health

Date: February 11, 2022 - 11AM-12PM

Presenter: Jennifer Moore, Institute for Medicaid Innovation, Founding Executive Director

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Disseminating The Future of Nursing 2020-2030 Report: Strategies and Challenges

Date: January 26, 2022 - 1PM-2PM

Presenter: Ashley Darcy-Mahoney, GW Nursing

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Assessing State and Local Alcohol Control Policies and Enforcement

Date: Mon, November 15, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Presenter: Toben Nelson, RWJF Inter-disciplinary Research Leader co-director

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Using Social Media to Influence Policy

Date: Wed, October 20, 2021 - 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Presenter: Melissa Batchelor, GW Nursing

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State Executive Actions that Changed Healthcare Workforce Flexibility in Response to COVID-19

Date: Wed, September 22, 2021 - 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Presenter: Polly Pittman & Mullan Inst. associates, Julia Strasser and Meg Ziemann

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Health Reform from a Libertarian Perspective

Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - 3:00-4:00 PM ET
Presenters: Michael Cannon, JM, MA

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Crisis Standards of Care

Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 4:00-5:00 PM ET
Presenters: Dan Hanfling, MD

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Ethical Challenges for Nurses During COVID-19

Date: Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 3:00-4:00 PM ET
Presenters: Georgina Morley, Ph.D., MSc, RN and Connie Ulrich, Ph.D., MSN, RN

#SocialMedia101: Your @InfluenceRx_

Date: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 3:00-4:00 PM ET
Presenters: Melissa Batchelor, Ph.D., RN, FNP, FAAN, Becca Darmoc, MS, and Mona Shattell, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

The Policy-Academia-Nursing Nexus: Lessons from a Year on Capitol Hill

Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 1:00-2:00 PM ET
Presenter: Ellen Kurtzman - GW Nursing Professor and RWFJ Policy Fellow

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Global Advanced Practice Nursing Leadership in the Era of COVID-19

Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 4:00-5:00 PM ET
Presenters: Susan Hassmiller (RWJF), Joyce Pulcini (GW Nursing), Silvia Cassiani, (PAHO/WHO), David Stewart (ICN), and Joyce Knestrick (GW Nursing and AANP)

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Masks and PPE: COVID-19 and the Next Pandemic

Date: Friday, April 10, 2020 - 1:30 - 2:30 PM 
Presenter: Diana Mason and Christopher Friese, leaders in nursing, health policy, public health, and media

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Discussion with policy heads from nursing organizations

Advocacy in the Age of Adversity: The Need for Nurses to be Engaged in Public Policy

Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 12:00 - 1:00 PM 
Presenter: Alec Stone, Public Affairs Director with Oncology Nursing Society 
Location: Foggy Bottom Large Conference Room and Webex

Healthcare Advocacy through the Nursing Lens: Lesson Learned and Future Directions

Date: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 12:00 - 1:00 PM 
Presenter: Dave Mason, president of Mason Consulting and a government affairs consultant for nursing organizations
Location: Foggy Bottom Large Conference Room and Webex

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Policies and Research to Optimize Student Health

Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 12:00 - 1:00 PM 
Presenter: National Association of School Nurses: Donna Mazyck - Executive Director, and Erin Maughan - Director of Research
Location: Foggy Bottom Large Conference Room and Webex

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Leading NP Education – NONPF's 2019 Strategic Direction

Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 12:00 - 1:00 PM 
Presenter: Mary Beth Bigley, CEO of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties
Location: Foggy Bottom Large Conference Room

Creating Policy with a Purpose

Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 
Presenter: Suzanne Miyamoto, CEO of the American Academy of Nursing
Location: Foggy Bottom Large Conference Room

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New Year, New Congress: How Your Voice Helps Shape Policy

Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Presenter: Rachel L. Stevenson, MA, Director of Government Affairs at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Location: Foggy Bottom Large Conference Room

Nurses Leading Change Through Policy Advocacy

Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Presenter: Andrea Brassard, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor at the Center to Champion Nursing in America
Location: Foggy Bottom Large Conference Room