Feb
21
9:00 AM09:00

The Fundamentals of Public Health Funding

The Gold Room
2168 Rayburn House Office Building
Refreshments will be provided.

Sponsored by: Coalition for Health Funding

This “just-in-time” educational event is designed to provide congressional health staff new to the Hill and new to budget and appropriations with an introduction to the federal funding landscape, the principal health agencies, and the budget and appropriations process, as well as the experts working in these areas. The event will consist of three, 45-minute panels that will allow congressional staff to come and go throughout the morning based on personal interests and availability—though we hope you’ll join us for all three!

Panel 1: 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Public Health 101: The Federal Agencies of the Public Health Continuum

Panel 2: 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Process 101: How an Appropriations Bill Becomes a Law

Panel 3: 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Fiscal Policy 101: How the Macro Affects the Micro

Download the official invitation with the list of faculty here.

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Feb
27
10:00 AM10:00

Data: Elemental to Public Health

Sponsored by the Association of Public Health Laboratories, and the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists, HIMSS, and NAPHSIS 

Location
American Public Health Association 
First Floor Conference Room
800 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Learn more about efforts to help federal, state, local and territorial public health agencies modernize the nation's public health surveillance enterprise. More, better, faster data yielded by secure, interoperable, integrated systems will help public health professionals and policymakers make smarter, faster decisions to rapidly respond to threats and save lives.
 Opening remarks will be offered by:

Dr. Anne Schuchat, MD (RADM, USPHS, RET)Principal Deputy Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  A business meeting for nongovernment staff will follow.  Please RSVP using this link. Both government relations staff and program staff are welcome. Please feel free to forward this invitation to your colleagues.


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Feb
6
11:00 AM11:00

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in Cosmetics

The Endocrine Society invites you to attend...


Sponsored by The Endocrine Society
485 Russell Senate Office Building

Click here for the official flyer.

The Endocrine Society invite you to a briefing on the health risks posed by endocrine disrupting chemicals in personal care products. The briefing will feature Dr. Leonardo Trasande, a professor at the Department of Pediatrics and Director of the NYU Center for Investigation of Environmental Hazards.

Please RSVP to Jared Hayes at jared@ewg.org or (202) 939-0131. 

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Jan
30
5:00 PM17:00

Celebrating Champions of Maternal Health

2043 Rayburn House Office Building

Sponsored by: Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine

 View the official flyer for the event here

 RSVP to Katie Schubert at kschubert@smfm.org.

The 115th Congress advanced women's health in several important ways, including the passage of landmark legislation to prevent maternal deaths. Join congressional champions and maternal health advocates to celebrate these successes and look to future activities that optimize the health of pregnant women.

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Jan
24
10:00 AM10:00

MEMBERS ONLY! Budget Bootcamp

Featuring CHF's own Emily Holubowich

American Society of Hematology
2021 L Street, NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20036

RSVP HERE

In this "just in time," 101 level session, Emily will review the history of budget and appropriations, key terms, how the process is supposed to work (i.e., the elusive "regular order"), and how it actually works (or doesn't work). Both appropriations veterans and newbies are welcome in this interactive session where there are no dumb questions

This is a come one, come all event for CHF members.

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Dec
12
10:30 AM10:30

MEMBERS ONLY! Annual Business Meeting of Members

Location: American Society of Hematology 
2021 L Street, NW, 10th floor
Washington DC 20036

Morning snacks will be provided.

Please RSVP using this link to ensure access to the building.

Please plan to attend the Coalition for Health Funding's annual business meeting, where members will have the opportunity to elect a new Board, vote on proposed dues changes, and provide feedback on the Coalition's activities and priorities for 2019. 

 

 

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Nov
29
10:00 AM10:00

MEMBERS ONLY! Professional Wellness in Crazy Times

American Public Health Association
800 I Street, NW
First Floor Conference Room

In the public health and health care world, the conversation about professional wellness and burnout often focuses on the (very real) issues affecting clinical providers. But policy, advocacy, and government relations work carries its own unique stresses, especially in such a fast-moving and unpredictable political climate. 

John Sawyer, formerly Director of Federal Affairs at the National Association of Community health Centers now runs Open Way Coaching, a life and leadership coaching practice where he works with mission-driven professionals around wellness, balance, and mindful career development. 

In an interactive presentation and discussion, John will cover: 

  • The unique obstacles facing policy and advocacy professionals as they try to work smarter and healthier in today's environment;

  • Practical strategies for approaching our work in a more fulfilling and joyful way; and

  • The basics of professional coaching--what it means, how it works, and the value it can deliver.

This will be an informative and thought-provoking session, useful for the novice and the veteran alike.

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Nov
28
9:00 AM09:00

MEMBERS ONLY! NIH Tour

National Institutes of Health
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland 20892

This one-day tour will give Coalition for Health Funding members a deeper appreciation of the breadth of NIH's activities, and an opportunity to spend time with NIH leadership and scientists on campus.

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Nov
15
12:00 PM12:00

The Next Frontier: Research in Pregnant Women and Breastfeeding Women

SR-188, Russell Senate Office Building

Lunch will be served.

Sponsored by: The Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM), the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), March of Dimes, and the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN).

RSVP: Katie Schubert kschubert@smfm.org.

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Oct
29
to Oct 30

MEMBERS ONLY! CDC HQ Tour, Atlanta

This one-and-a-half day tour will give you a deeper appreciation of the breadth of CDC's activities, and an opportunity to spend time with CDC leadership and public health experts on both campuses. Participants in previous tours have raved about the experience to deepen their understanding of CDC's mission and network with agency and CHF colleagues.

NOTE: travel expenses must be borne by participating individuals/organizations.

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Oct
25
12:00 PM12:00

Vial Statistics: Vital to Maternal and Child Health 

The National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems (NAPHSIS) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine invite you to a briefing that will provide important information about vital records and the birth and death data they yield, including how they are being used to promote maternal and child health, what the federal government and vital records jurisdictions have done to improve the timeliness and accuracy of data, and what more may be done to further improve data and ultimately, maternal and child health.

View the flyer here.

Location: The Gold Room
Rayburn House Office Building Room 2168
Lunch will be served

Kindly RSVP to Brittany Branard at CRDFellow1@dc-crd.com.

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Sep
26
9:30 AM09:30

MEMBERS ONLY! Coffee Talk with CHF Board of Directors

Featuring Pat Kobor, Anna Hyde, Ben Corb, and Executive Director Emily Holubowich

CRD Associates
600 Maryland Avenue SW, Suite 835W

Join CHF leaders for coffee, treats, and conversation. Come ready with your suggestions and questions about CHF operations, leadership opportunities, and activities. The Board's seasoned professionals are also pleased to share their thoughts about advocacy best practices, strategies for effectively managing a government relations team, and communicating with leaders in your own organization about the value of your work.

This will be the last Coffee Talk of 2018.

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Sep
12
12:00 PM12:00

3rd Annual Public Health Fair

Rayburn House Office Building Atrium

Sponsored by the Congressional Public Health Caucus, the Public Health Fair gives Members of Congress, congressional staff, and the community an opportunity to learn more about the broad range of government programs, nonprofits, and corporations working to improve health. The event features 40 exhibitors—including most agencies of the Department of Health and Human Services—and attracts more than 250 visitors.

Click here for a copy of the invitation.

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Sep
6
1:00 PM13:00

Members Only! CHF Meeting of Members with the OMB Health Care Team

New Executive Office Building
725 17th Street NW, Room 10258

Click here to RSVP by August 24.

This is a first come, first serve event. OMB can only accommodate 35 CHFers, so one person per organization please. WAVES security link for entrance to OMB will be sent only to those who RSVP.

The Health Care Team focuses on the HHS agencies, offices, and programs NOT covered by the Public Health Team (e.g., AHRQ, ACL), as well as mandatory programs and the Affordable Care Act. 

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Aug
29
10:00 AM10:00

Members Only! Proposals for Budget Process Reform

American Public Health Association
800 I Street, NW
First Floor Conference Room
Washington, DC

Anyone who's worked as a public health advocate for more than a year recognizes the current budget process is broken. Can it possibly be fixed?

The Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform (JSC) is working in earnest to develop solutions before the November 30 deadline, and a group of stakeholders--representing myriad sectors and ideologies--has come together to offer consensus proposals of their own. Join this session moderated by Emily to learn more about the JSC's activities to date, what your CHF colleagues and others have developed to inform the discussion, and what your organization can do to get involved.

Mike Veselik, Manager, Building a Better Budget Process (B3P) Project 
Convergence

Rachel Merker, Participant, B3P Project
First Focus

Sara Chang, Participant, B3P Project
Research!America

Matt Owens, Participant, B3P Project
Association of American Universities
 

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Aug
1
10:00 AM10:00

National Health Service Corps Briefing

Room 215 Senate Visitors Center (SVC)

Sponsored by: Association of Clinicians for the Underserved, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of Physicians, the National Association of Community Health Centers, and the Physician Assistant Education Association.

For more information, and to register, click here.

Questions? Please contact Craig Kennedy at ckennedy@clinicians.org

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Jul
30
12:00 PM12:00

Transgender Health: Meeting Patient Needs Through Research and Improved Access to Care

188 Russell Senate Office Building

Sponsored by: The Endocrine Society

Information from the medical, patient, and research community will be shared on the health care services needed by transgender individuals, the challenges faced in accessing these services, and how NIH is working to increase transgender-related health research. 

For more information, click here.

RSVP to Grace Kranstover at gkranstover@endocrine.org.

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Jul
19
1:00 PM13:00

MEMBERS ONLY! Research for Dummies: Translating Scientific Findings for Policy Audiences

American Public Health Association
800 I Street NW, Main Conference Room

Featuring: Adrianna McIntyre, MPP, MPH (@onceuponA)
Managing Editor, The Incidental Economist and PhD Student, Harvard University (Formerly David A. Winston Health Policy Fellow, Office of Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi)

Advocates are often called upon to translate scientific findings to policymakers, staff, and reporters. But what if you don't know what a "p value" is? Or what the strengths and limitations of a double blind trail are? How do you know if the findings are generalizable? Or what the difference between correlation and causation is? What you if "dumb it down" TOO much, to the point of not being accurate? 

Master translator Adrianna McIntyre will facilitate this workshop to help you understand what you need to know about research, and how to talk about it.

This is a members-only event. It's ideal for novice and seasoned GR and communications professionals, alike. More than one person per organization welcome.

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Jul
16
2:00 PM14:00

Momentum Shift: How the Millennial Generation is Reshaping America

The Gold Room, 2168 Rayburn House Office Building
Ice cream will be served beginning at 1:45 p.m.

Sponsored by: The Population Association of America

The United States is in the midst of a major demographic shift. In a dozen years the last of the Baby Boomers—which have dominated American society for decades—will reach retirement age; meanwhile the oldest of the so-called Millennials, today’s young adults, will have arrived at middle age. What does the rise of the Millennial generation mean for America?  How will growing ethnic and racial diversity shape American society? What trends are implicated in this momentum shift—namely, how do Millennials’ job prospects, educational achievements, and marital trends compare to previous generations? Join us for a fascinating discussion of the Millennial generation, featuring presentations by two leading researchers in population trends:

  • William Frey, Ph.D., Brookings Institution, author, Diversity Explosion
  • Julia Dowling, Ph.D., University of Illinois
  • Moderator:  Angela Manso, NALEO:  National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials

RSVP to Gaylen Morgan at CRDFellow@dc-crd.com

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Jul
13
12:00 PM12:00

Fighting Pain without Drugs: Industry Efforts to Fight the Opioid Epidemic


2044 Rayburn House Office Building
Boxed lunches will be provided.

Sponsored by: American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)

Join AIMBE for an important discussion about how industry is working to solve the opioid epidemic in partnership with NIH.

Please RSVP for the luncheon briefing by contacting Sarah Mandell at smandell@aimbe.org.

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Jun
19
9:30 AM09:30

MEMBERS ONLY! Coffee Talk with CHF Board

Please save the date for a *new* members-only opportunity...

Coffee Talk with CHF Board
Featuring Carolyn Mullen, Ben Corb, Jeffrey Ekoma, and Executive Director Emily Holubowich

Join CHF leaders for coffee, treats, and conversation. Come ready with your suggestions and questions about CHF operations, leadership opportunities, and activities. The Board's seasoned professionals are also pleased to share their thoughts about advocacy best practices, strategies for effectively managing a government relations team, and communicating with leaders in your own organization about the value of your work.

Can't join us for the second quarter? Save the date for the next event the morning of September 12.

RSVP here.

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