Overview


AcademyHealth hosted a two-hour web event that previewed Federal and State health policy priorities for the year to come. The event featured four distinct 30-min plenary sessions with Washington insiders, national thought leaders and state-based public health experts who offered first-hand accounts of what’s happening next, what’s not, and what it means for you. Unique from other health policy preview events, this program was aimed specifically at the health services and policy research community providing you with the information you need to be prepared for the year ahead. 

Access to this event is included in the registration for the in-person Health Datapalooza and National Health Policy Conference taking place April 4-5 in Arlington, VA. Registrants will have access to the recording of this event for 30 days after the in-person event.

Plenary Sessions


  • Health Care in the Biden Administration: Priorities for 2022
  • The View from the Hill: Congressional Perspectives, Priorities and Politics 
  • Public Health and the States: Creating and Sustaining Critical Systems 
  • Plans and Prognostications: The Policy Agenda and Health Care Delivery and Industry 

Agenda


 

Time Session
1:00 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. ET

Health Care in the Biden Administration: Priorities for 2022

Keynote:

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Presenter

Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, M.P.P.

Administrator - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Chiquita Brooks-LaSure is the Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), where sh... Read Bio

1:30 – 2:00 p.m. ET

Panel: The View from the Hill: Congressional Perspectives, Priorities and Politics

Moderator:

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Emily Holubowich, M.P.P.

Vice President, Federal Advocacy - American Heart Association

Emily joined the American Heart Association in 2019 with more than twenty years of experience in health and fi... Read Bio

Panelists:

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Marissa D. Barrera, M.P.H.

Senior Health Policy Advisor - U.S. Senate Budget Committee

Marissa currently oversees the health care portfolio for Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt... Read Bio

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Presenter

Stuart Portman, M.P.H.

Senior Health Policy Advisor - U.S. Senate Committee on Finance

Stuart Portman serves as Senior Health Policy Advisor on the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance. Read Bio

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Wendell Primus , Ph.D.

Senior Policy Advisor - Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Wendell Primus is the Senior Policy Advisor on Budget and Health issues to Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Read Bio

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Presenter

Aliza Silver, J.D., M.P.H.

Senior Health and Oversight Counsel - U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions

Aliza (pronounced uh-lee-zuh) serves as Senior Health and Oversight Counsel on the U.S. Senate Committee on He... Read Bio

 

2:00 – 2:30 p.m. ET

Panel: Public Health and the States: Creating and Sustaining Critical Systems

Moderator:

Panelists:

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Presenter

Dave A. Chokshi, M.D., M.Sc., FACP

Commissioner - New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Dave A. Chokshi, MD, MSc, FACP is the 43rd Commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental H... Read Bio

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Presenter

Gail Christopher, D.N.

Executive Director - National Collaborative for Health Equity

Dr. Gail Christopher is an award winning social change agent with expertise in the social determinants of heal... Read Bio

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Presenter

Joseph Kanter, M.D., M.P.H.

State Health Officer - Louisiana Department of Health

As State Health Officer and Medical Director Dr. Joseph Kanter serves as the top medical official of Louisiana... Read Bio

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M. Norman Oliver, M.D., M.A.

Former State Health Commissioner - Virginia Department of Health

Dr. Oliver is the former State Health Commissioner at the Virginia Department of Health (2018-2022). Prior to ... Read Bio

 

2:30 - 3:00 p.m. ET

Panel: Plans and Prognostications: The Policy Agenda and Health Care Delivery and Industry

Moderator:

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Presenter

Joanne Kenen

Commonwealth Fund Journalist in Residence - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Joanne Kenen is the Commonwealth Fund Journalist in Residence at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Heal... Read Bio

Panelists:

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Dawn Alley, Ph.D.

Head of Healthcare Innovation - Morgan Health

Dawn Alley, Ph.D., leads Healthcare Innovation at Morgan Health. Read Bio

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Committee Member, Member, Presenter

Adaeze Enekwechi, Ph.D., M.P.P.

Operating Partner - Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe

Dr. Adaeze Enekwechi is an Operating Partner focused on healthcare investments at Welsh, Carson, Anderson & St... Read Bio

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Presenter

J. Nadine Gracia, M.D., M.S.C.E.

President and CEO - Trust for America’s Health

Dr. J. Nadine Gracia is the President and CEO of Trust for America’s Health (TFAH), a nonprofit, nonpartisan p... Read Bio