Public Policy Dialogue

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.

Past Events

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

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

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

Date: Tuesday, October 13 - 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 - 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 - 1:30 - 2:30 PM 
Presenter: Diana Mason and Christopher Friese, leaders in nursing, health policy, public health, and media
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Policy Seminar Series

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 - 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 - 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


Health Policy Leadership Series

Presentations by national leaders in health policy

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


General Policy Center Events

Other events sponsored by the Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement

Health Policy Brief Series - 2019