Sep
12
12:00 PM12:00

CHF: Public Health Fair 2019

SAVE THE DATE!!!

Location: Rayburn Foyer, Rayburn House Office Building, Washington DC

Official flyer and information coming soon.

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.

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Aug
15
2:00 PM14:00

Webinar: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Fireside Chat

Sponsored by the Safe States Alliance

This chat will feature a conversation between Dr. Deb Houry, NCIPC Director, and Rich Hamburg, Executive Director of the Safe States Alliance. Dr. Houry will outline NCIPC’s new organizational structure, review the timing for implementing this structure, and there will be time for her to answer questions you may have. Individuals are encouraged to submit questions in advance of the chat to the following mailbox: InjuryCenter@cdc.gov.

Please RSVP for the Chat by clicking on this EventBrite link by Monday, August 12th and CDC will follow up with a calendar invitation including information on how to join the Chat.

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Jul
25
12:00 PM12:00

Building a Better Budget: A Forum on Investing in America's Future and Tackling Our National Debt

Please join a congressional briefing featuring CHF Executive Director Emily Holubowhich.

1302 Longworth House Office Building
Lunch will be served.

This briefing, hosted by the Progressive Policy Institute and the Blue Dog Coalition, will explore what Congressional leaders can do to invest in equitable growth while reducing our national debt.

To RSVP, click here.

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Jul
23
2:00 PM14:00

Drawing a Line: How We Measure Poverty and Why it Matters

Sponsored by the Population Association of America

Location: 2043 Rayburn House Office Building

Ice cream, cookies, and brownies will be served!

The Federal Poverty Line is among the most consequential of statistical measurements: it affects eligibility for federal programs such as TANF and SNAP as well as hundreds of other programs at the state and local level—and serves as a benchmark for private sector philanthropy. How do we formulate federal poverty measures? What are the real-world implications when those models are changed? Join the Population Association of America for an informative and thought-provoking congressional briefing examination of the “science” of measuring poverty by national experts in economics and statistics. (Ice cream will be served!)

Speakers:

  • Dr. Constance Citro, National Academy of Sciences, Committee on National Statistics

  • Dr. Robert Moffitt, Johns Hopkins University

  • Dr. Timothy Smeeding, University of Wisconsin

RSVP by e-mail: CRDFellow1@dc-crd.com

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Jul
16
9:30 AM09:30

A Discussion on the Special Diabetes Program

Sponsored by the American Diabetes Association...

Location: SVC 209-08

Breakfast will be served.

With Guest Speakers:

  • Griffin Rodgers, MD, MACP – Director, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Ann Bullock, MD – Director, Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention, Indian Health Service

Please RSVP to Gwen Rathbun at grathbun@diabetes.org.

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Jul
10
11:30 AM11:30

Ongoing Impact of the TFOS DEWS II: Dry Eye Clinical Practice & Research 

Sponsored by the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR): a congressional briefing and screening for Dry Eye Awareness Month...

Location: House Rayburn 2043

12:00 Noon - 1:15 pm: Luncheon Briefing 
11:30 am - 2 pm: “Test Your Tears” Screening 

Briefing: A panel of experts will discuss the ongoing impact of the July 2017 TFOS DEWS II™ Report on Dry Eye Clinical Practice and Research, Focusing on Causes, Incidence, and Potential Therapies. 

Screening: “Test Your Tears” screening of osmolarity-an important biomarker of ocular surface health

Please R.S.V.P. to Dina Beaumont @ dinabeau@aol.com.

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Jun
14
12:00 PM12:00

Biosensor Revolution: Protecting our Health. Keeping our Land, Water, and Air Safe.

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

2044 Rayburn House Office Building
Lunch will be provided.

The Flint Water Crisis proves a critical need to detect toxins in the environment. Biosensors may hold the key to detecting toxic chemicals in the air and in the water. But it doesn’t stop there--biosensors can also detect biomarkers to cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. Please join AIMBE and the Research & Development Caucus for an important discussion about the hidden potential of biosensors in the fight to keep our bodies and environment. 

 More information on the event can be found here. RSVP to smandell@aimbe.org.

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Jun
12
12:00 PM12:00

The Rising Risks of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) & Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH)

Sponsored by The Endocrine Society

188 Russell Senate Office Building
Light lunch will be provided

The Global Liver Institute invites you to an International NASH Day educational briefing on the rising risk of NAFLD and NASH. Learn about the ways in which NASH impacts the liver, why there is a need to reduce the significant variation in assessment and diagnosis of NASH, what treatment options are currently available for NASH, and what the rising prevalence of NASH means for our healthcare system going forward.

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Jun
4
2:00 PM14:00

Webinar - ASTHO Connects: Healthy People 2020 and 2030, Conversation and Cup of Joe

Sponsored by the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

Learn from the HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) and featured states about current efforts to implement Healthy People 2020. ODPHP will also discuss what to expect during the transition from Healthy People 2020 to Healthy People 2030. The featured states will share their experiences and lessons learned incorporating the Healthy People 2020 goals and objectives into their health agency efforts.

Click here to register. 

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May
23
11:00 AM11:00

National Strategies to Prevent Childhood Drowning

Sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the YMCA of the USA

2060 Rayburn House Office Building 
Lunch will be provided. 

May is National Water Safety Month. Join us for a discussion on current drowning prevention efforts and learn how Congress can collaborate with national organizations to scale proven programs to prevent fatal drownings. 

More information on the event can be found here. Please RSVP to Laurel.Haxton@ymca.net .

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May
21
1:00 PM13:00

Webinar - Spina Bifida Care-Coordination: Partnering with Subspecialists in Caring for Children with Spina Bifida

The American Association on Health and Disability invites you to...

This webinar will highlight areas that primary care pediatricians can assume a greater role in supporting children with spina bifida, and their families, as well as enhance care-coordination between the primary care and subspecialty care providers. 

This learning activity is eligible for 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ and 1.00 Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 2 point. The webinar is free but prior registration is required.

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May
17
12:00 PM12:00

The Essential Role of Diagnostics in Outbreak Detection and Response

Sponsored by the American Society for Microbiology, the Association of Public Health Laboratories, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and AdvaMedDx...

  Location: 2044 Rayburn House Office Building
Lunch will be provided

Please RSVP by Tuesday, May 14 to cpaul@advamed.org. Click here for the official flyer. 

 This congressional briefing will discuss how health care stakeholders and political decisionmakers can collaboratively advance the essential role of diagnostics in pandemic preparedness in the United States and around the world.

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May
17
9:15 AM09:15

MEMBERS ONLY: Public Health Funding Call with Rep. Rosa DeLauro

Please join the Coalition for Health Funding for a conference call with House Labor-HHS Chair Rosa DeLauro.

Details, including the call-in information are in the Coalition’s daily Member Update, in the Calendar section.

Rep. DeLauro would like to have a call with the Coalition and members from the public health community to update us on the FY2020 LHHS Appropriations bill. As is past practice, she will talk about the bill, and next steps in the process. 

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May
15
12:00 PM12:00

NEI's Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network: Optimizing Treatment for Diabetic Eye Disease

Sponsored by The Alliance for Eye and Vision Research

2044 Rayburn House Office Building
Lunch will be served.

Featuring Speakers:

Jennifer Sun, MD, MPH
Joslin Diabetes Center/Harvard Medical School

Daniel F. Martin, MD
Cole Eye Institute/Cleveland Clinic

You can find more information here. To RSVP email Dina Beaumont at dinabeau@aol.com, or call her at 202-407-8325.

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May
15
9:00 AM09:00

Increasing Access to Care in Rural and Underserved Communities: Barriers in PA Education

Sponsored by The Physician Assistant Education Association

2044 Rayburn House Office Building

At a time of looming workforce shortages, barriers such as limited clinical training site availability are presenting daunting challenges to PA educators seeking to meet national workforce demand. During this educational briefing, a panel of experts in PA education will discuss the utilization of PAs in rural and underserved areas, the impact of the clinical training site shortage on PA program capacity, and innovative policy solutions to expand PA training opportunities.

To RSVP, please email Tyler Smith at tsmith@PAEAonline.org.


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May
8
11:00 AM11:00

Babies in the Budget: Federal Spending on Infants and Toddlers

Sponsored by First Focus, in collaboration with the Congressional Baby Cacucus…

Location: Cannon House Office Building 121

Please join the Congressional Baby Caucus for a briefing on “Babies in the Budget: Federal Spending on Infants and Toddlers”. Engage with speakers for an-depth analysis of how federal spending over the last decade, in FY19 appropriations, FY20 budget proposals, and under potential sequestration impact mandatory and discretionary program spending on American families with infants and toddlers.

Panelists include Heather Hahn with the Urban Institue, Rachel Merker with First Focus, and Emily Holobowich with Coalition for Health Funding! Copies of budgetary analyses prepared by our speakers will be available at the event or by request only.

For more information, please contact Alanna Purdy (Alanna.Purdy@mail.house.gov) in Representative Rosa DeLauro’s office.

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May
7
2:00 PM14:00

MEMBERS ONLY! Meeting of Members - A Conversation with the Office of Management and Budget Public Health Team 

Featuring: Marc Garufi, Director of Public Health

IMPORTANT NOTE:Only one person per organization please, since OMB can accommodate only 40 CHFers. RSVPs will be honored on a first come, first serve basis. Those who RSVP will be provided a link to share their personal information for OMB security. 

Please only RSVP if you are able to attend.

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May
2
9:00 AM09:00

Moving the Needle on Diabetes

Sponsored by The Endocrine Society

2168 Rayburn House Office Building (The Gold Room)
Breakfast will be served

The Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition, featuring experts from the Endocrine Society, will brief attendees on pressing issues impacting 30.3 million Americans with diabetes: Diabetes Self Management Training (DSMT), affordable access to insulin, and prescription drug rebate reform. In addition, diabetes advocates will be on hand to share their personal experiences and what Congress can do today to help.

For more information click here. To RSVP please email rsvp@diabetespac.org.

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Apr
30
12:00 PM12:00

Hepatitis B and the Opioid Epidemic: Opportunities to Increase Adult Hepatitis B Vaccination

Sponsored by The National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors

2203 Rayburn House Office Building

Congressman Hank Johnson and Congresswoman Grace Meng will be introducing a Resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives to Designate April 30 as National Adult Hepatitis B Vaccination Awareness Day, as only 25 percent of adults are vaccinated against hepatitis B in the United States. 

In conjunction with the introduction of this resolution, please join us for a briefing to discuss opportunities to increase adult hepatitis B vaccination, particularly within the setting of the opioid epidemic.  

To RSVP, please click here. For questions, contact Rita K. Kuwahara, MD, MIH  at rkuwahara@aapcho.org.

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Apr
10
5:00 PM17:00

Congressional BRAIN Investigators Reception

Sponsored by the Society for Neuroscience

Kennedy Caucus Room - Russell Senate Office Building
Light refreshments will be served.

You’re invited to an evening reception celebrating the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative and the researchers who are helping advance our understanding of the body’s most complex organ. By accelerating the development and application of innovative technologies, researchers will be able to produce a revolutionary new dynamic picture of the brain that, for the first time, shows how individual cells and complex neural circuits interact in both time and space. This will lay the groundwork for new treatments for brain-related afflictions.This event will give you the opportunity to learn about this exciting public-private program and meet BRAIN-funded researchers.

For more information click here. RSVP to Kelly Baker at crdfellow2@dc-crd.com.

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Apr
4
12:00 PM12:00

Emerging Threats to Mothers and Babies: Protecting Vulnerable Populations During and After Public Health Emergencies

The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Association of Public Health Laboratories, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, March of Dimes, NAPHSIS, and Trust for America’s Health invite you to attend a congressional briefing.

2168 Rayburn House Office Building
Lunch will be provided

Click here for more details.

Please RSVP here or to Alyson Northrup at anorthrup@amchp.org.

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Apr
2
3:00 PM15:00

Webinar: U.S. News Healthiest Communities Year Two Rankings and New Platform Enhancements

Sponsored by the American Public Health Association

The annual report and accompanying analysis are based on an evaluation of nearly 3,000 communities nationwide across 81 health-driving metrics in 10 categories, from education and population health to infrastructure and environment. Now with new site enhancements and a data explorer, the project serves as an interactive tool to inform residents, health care leaders and elected officials about best practices and accelerate progress for community health across the country. Presenters will provide an in-depth look at the year two rankings, insights from the research across social determinants of health categories, as well as highlight the new data and planning tools available publicly.

Please click here to register. For questions, email hccc@apha.org.

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