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
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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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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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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Mar
29
12:00 PM12:00

The State of the National Violent Death Reporting System

Sponsored by the American College of Preventive Medicine

Lunch will be served

 The National Violent Death Reporting System achieved nationwide funding in 2018. As we move toward a program that makes national data on violent deaths available, this briefing will highlight the successes that North Carolina, Kentucky, and Illinois have had in the program, and the evidence-based policies to prevent violent deaths that have come from the investment in this data collection.

 Please RSVP to Kate McFadyen (kmcfadyen@acpm.org).

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Mar
28
12:00 PM12:00

New Arrivals: Who Are The New Immigrants and How Are They Doing?

Sponsored by the Population Association of America

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

Population Science offers a valuable window into the study of immigration. In fact, a wealth of data exists that enables researchers to evaluate not only who is arriving in the country and where they settle, but also how they fare once they make the U.S. their home. Join us for a fascinating exploration of the immigrant experience as revealed by empirical evidence and scholarly analysis by some of the nation’s foremost experts on the topic.

Moderator:
Dr. Jeffrey Passel, Pew Research Center

Speakers:
Dr. Marc Rosenblum, Department of Homeland Security
Dr. Guillermina Jasso, New York University

You can find more information here. To RSVP, please email CRDFellow3@dc-crd.com

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Mar
27
12:00 PM12:00

Tuberculosis: New Momentum to Combat the Top Global Infectious Killer

Sponsored by the American Thoracic Society

World TB Day U.S. Congress Briefing
2200 Rayburn House Building

Lunch will be available

Join the American Thoracic Society for a briefing to learn why TB is a global health security threat and what is needed to move the U.S., and the world towards eliminating this curable disease. 

Please RSVP to the American Thoracic Society at dcrsvp@thoracic.org.

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Mar
26
4:00 PM16:00

The Cryo-EM Revolution

Sponsored by the Biophysical Society

2060 Rayburn House Office Building

The Biophysical Society and Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) will host Dr. Eva Nogales for a Congressional Briefing titled The Cryo-EM Revolution. Cryo-EM is a biophysical technique that can be used to determine the structure of biological molecules. The images generated by Cryo-EM have assisted researchers in visualizing the biological molecules of our cells, furthering our fundamental biology knowledge. However, the potential applications for the technology were limited, until recent breakthroughs.

To RSVP please please fill out this form.

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Mar
26
12:00 PM12:00

Health Centers: Addressing America's Health Care Needs 

Sponsored by the National Association of Community Health Centers

Capitol Visitor Center SVC 203-02
Lunch will be provided.

Join NACHC and the House and Senate Community Health Center Caucuses for a discussion on the essential role that Community Health Centers play, including the various innovative services they provide to meet the specific health care needs of their communities. More information can be found here. To RSVP, please fill out this form no later than March 22nd at noon. 

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Mar
26
10:00 AM10:00

Health Data and Information Systems:  Putting Data to Work to Improve Health and Health Care

Sponsored by The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)

Location: 2020 Rayburn House Office Building

Please join the HIMSS Foundation’s Institute for e-Health Policy and AcademyHealth for a briefing featuring health and technology leaders from hospital and health care systems, as well as an expert in the management and use of health data in research. This briefing will illustrate the value of ongoing investment in the infrastructure for data and technology innovation in healthcare, including continued commitment to appropriate data collection, sharing, and use for research and quality improvement efforts.

To RSVP please fill out this form.

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Mar
20
5:00 PM17:00

The Capitol Hill Screening of Intelligent Lives

Sponsored by the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities
Capitol Visitors Center Room 200

From award-winning filmmaker Dan Habib comes Intelligent Lives, starring three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities - Micah, Naieer, and Naomie - who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce.  After the film screening, there will be a panel discussion th Dan Habib and other experts to talk about the importance of funding for programs authorized by the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act (DD Act) programs. 

To secure your spot, please RSVP to info@nacdd.org by March 18th.


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Mar
20
12:00 PM12:00

Primary Care Forum: The Impact of GME on Physician Maldistribution 

Sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians


385 Russell Senate Office Building
Lunch will be served

How can Graduate Medical Education (GME) help resolve the lack of providers in underserved communities? Join us for a discussion hosted by The Robert Graham Center exploring GME based solutions to primary care provider maldistribution.

RSVP to policy@aafp.org


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Mar
18
12:30 PM12:30

Ready or Not: Protecting the Public's Health from Diseases, Disasters and Bioterrorism

Sponsored by Trust for America’s Health
2044 Rayburn House Office Building
Lunch will be served

One lesson from recent events is that emergencies happen. And happen often. From disease outbreaks to natural disasters to man-made crises, the stakes are high: Americans face serious health risks and even death with increasing regularity. This briefing will cover the latest information on state and federal preparedness efforts and recommendations for policymakers to prioritize to help protect the nation from major health threats.

To RSVP, please check here.

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Mar
14
12:00 PM12:00

Public Health and the Importance of Accurate Hormone Tests

Sponsored by the Endocrine Society

121 Cannon House Office Building 
Lunch will be served

Join the Public Health Caucus to learn why we need standardized hormone tests, why these tests are not standardized now, and what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is doing to improve accuracy. For more information please click here and to RSVP please contact gkranstover@endocrine.org

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Mar
14
9:00 AM09:00

HRSA Workforce Development: Shaping the Health Care Workforce for Underserved Communities

Sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges


2043 Rayburn House Office Building
Breakfast will be served

Speakers will include: 

  • Dr. Janice Berry Edwards: Associate Professor, Howard University School of Social Work

  • Dr. Kevin Lohenry: Clinical Professor of Family Medicine (Clinician Educator), Director of USC Primary Care Physician Assistant Program, Vice Chair for Educational Affairs, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine

  • Dr. Julie Sochalski: Associate Professor of Nursing, Associate Dean for Academic Programs, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

For more information or to RSVP please contact Brett Roude (broude@aamc.org)

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Mar
13
11:30 AM11:30

Preserving Medicare's Six Protected Classes

Sponsored by National Council for Behavioral Health
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Capitol Visitor Center Room SC4 

Join the Partnership for Part D Access to learn the importance of Medicare’s “Six Protected Classes.” The Partnership for Part D Access represents individuals who would be negatively impacted by changes to Medicare's "protected classes" policy, including persons with mental health conditions, epilepsy, Parkinson’s Disease, lupus, HIV/AIDS, cancer, and those needing organ transplants. Kindly RSVP to lray@thornrun.com.

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Mar
13
9:30 AM09:30

Preserving Medicare's Six Protected Classes

Sponsored by National Council for Behavioral Health
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1100 Longworth House Office Building 

Join the Partnership for Part D Access to learn the importance of Medicare’s “Six Protected Classes.” The Partnership for Part D Access represents individuals who would be negatively impacted by changes to Medicare's "protected classes" policy, including persons with mental health conditions, epilepsy, Parkinson’s Disease, lupus, HIV/AIDS, cancer, and those needing organ transplants. Kindly RSVP to lray@thornrun.com.

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Mar
7
12:00 PM12:00

Fixing a Broken Market: Encouraging Antibiotic Research and Development to Protect the Public’s Health

Sponsored by the Infectious Disease Society of America

Capitol Visitors Center, Room HVC 201AB
Lunch will be provided

Join us on March 7 to hear from leading experts about the need for a package of economic incentives to spur development of novel, innovative antibiotics. For more information and to RSVP, please click here

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Mar
6
2:00 PM14:00

Leveraging Philanthropic Investments in Scientific Research to Amplify Federal Government Funding

Sponsored by the American Heart Association

Senate briefing 2:00-3:30, Capitol Visitors Center SVC 215
House Briefing 4:00-5:30, 2101 Rayburn House Office Building

The Allen Institute invites you to a congressional briefing highlighting how philanthropic investments in scientific research are amplifying the federal government’s generous funding of public research at agencies like the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Please RSVP to rsvp@petrizzogroup.com

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Mar
5
12:00 PM12:00

MS Prevalence in the United States

Sponsored by the National MS Society

Capitol Visitors Center
HVC-201AB
Lunch will be provided

A landmark new study from the National MS Society (Society) confirms that there are nearly 1 million American living with MS.  Please join the Society at a Congressional Briefing on March 5th to learn about this new information, what it means for people with MS, and hear Lydia Emily, a MS activist and artist, discuss what having this information means to her.

To RSVP, please click here.

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Mar
5
12:00 PM12:00

Congressional Children's Luncheon Briefing on Tourette Syndrome

Sponsored by the Tourette Association of America
325 Russell Senate Office Building (Kennedy Caucus Room)
Boxed lunches will be served

Speakers for the hour long program include two teens living with Tourette Syndrome, Dr. Georgina Peacock Director, Division of Human NCBDDD at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Olympic Gold Medalist swimmer Anthony Ervin.

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Mar
4
2:00 PM14:00

Shining a Light on Tourette Syndrome: Living with Tourette Syndrome

Sponsored by the Tourette Association of America
2168 Rayburn House Office Building (Gold Room)
Ice cream and dessert will be served

Come by and meet Olympic Gold Medalist swimmer Anthony Ervin and TAA Youth Ambassadors.  This informal interactive session allows you to learn what is like to live with Tourette Syndrome, ask questions and get to know an Olympic medalist and teens who live with Tourette Syndrome.

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Feb
27
12:00 PM12:00

Tuberculosis: A Roadmap to Halting the Global Pandemic

Sponsored by the American Thoracic Society
421 Cannon House Office Building
Lunch will be available

Join us to learn what is needed to put the world on the path to eliminating TB, a curable disease, for good.  Speakers include Eric Goosby, M.D., United Nations Special Envoy on Tuberculosis. Please RSVP to the American Thoracic Society at dcrsvp@thoracic.org

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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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