Overview


Join AcademyHealth for a special, two-hour web event previewing Federal and State health policy priorities for the year to come. The event offers four distinct 30-min plenary sessions with Washington insiders, national thought leaders and state-based public health experts offering 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 is aimed specifically at the health services and policy research community providing you with the information you need to be prepared for the year ahead. 

Registration for 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. There is also an option to register for this event on its own.

Stay tuned as more speakers are confirmed and we continue to shape the agenda for the pre-conference 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 

Confirmed Speakers


Committee Member, Presenter

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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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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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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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

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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

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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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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

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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