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
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
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
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
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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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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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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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
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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