AcademyHealth is excited to once again offer the joint experience of co-locating the Health Datapalooza and the National Health Policy Conference (NHPC) for three days of boundary breaking discussions about the latest and most important health policy issues facing our nation and the data and evidence that will drive innovation and help achieve our goals of better health and health care for everyone.

Find information below for submitting a presentation to the Health Datapalooza and the National Health Policy Conference.

Timeline


  • Submission Deadline: Closed
  • Notifications: Mid-November

Please note: AcademyHealth has long been committed to diversity of opinions and perspectives. Only a truly inclusive program and strategy will result in the progress our nation so sorely needs. Panel submissions will only be accepted if they reflect multiple points of view and include a diversity of participants and perspectives

Health Datapalooza


Now more than ever, we need meaningful discussions across the public (governmental) and private sectors on the future of health data, our collective successes and failures as we confront the myriad impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, and data’s role in supporting healthcare transformation, patient empowerment and engagement, and ultimately, better outcomes for individuals and communities.

If your proposal is accepted, you will be invited to share your latest innovations, successes (or stumbles), and strategies for catapulting our data ecosystem forward. This year, we are particularly interested in sessions that support bold thinking and collaborative problem solving. We are designing a program that helps you and other attendees walk away with "aha!" moments and insights so you can take these new ideas, solutions and products home and take action in your communities.

2021 Health Datapalooza Themes:

  1. Data to Inform Patient Care in the Era of COVID
  2. New Threats to Data Privacy and Security
  3. Innovation and Analytics to Inform Policy and Health System Choices
  4. Developing Real Public Trust in Institutions - *Cross-Cutting Theme
  5. Acknowledging the Global Context - *Cross-Cutting Theme

*Submit your presentation to a theme that cuts across both the Health Datapalooza and National Health Policy Conference.

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There are three ways to think about your contribution:

  • As a fully designed, 60-minute session where you propose the content and speakers; OR
  • As a brief rapid fire presentation where you are the only speaker; OR
  • As a poster or other visual presentation highlighting your new tool, solution, or impact.

National Health Policy Conference


Our nation has many challenges to face on the road to improved health and healthcare for all, and the Virtual AcademyHealth National Health Policy Conference (NHPC) will occur just about a month after the 2021 Presidential inauguration and in the beginning months of a new Congress. As always, the NHPC will continue to focus on the evidence we have and the evidence we need to address longstanding and new obstacles.

The 2021 Call for Presentations is intended to give researchers, policymakers, policy and market analysts, healthcare leaders, advocates and the professionals who connect them, an opportunity to provide timely examples of policy innovation, implementation and/or evaluation, emphasizing how evidence has been used or could be used in the years ahead to either inform, develop and/or evaluate federal and/or state policy.

2021 NHPC Themes:

  1. Confronting Racism and Inequities in Health
  2. Ethical Responsibility of Health Systems: What Role for Transparency, Efficiency, and Capacity
  3. The New Federalism: State and Local Actions in the Era of COVID
  4. Developing Real Public Trust in Institutions - *Cross-Cutting Theme
  5. Acknowledging the Global Context - *Cross-Cutting Theme

*Submit your presentation to a theme that cuts across both the Health Datapalooza and National Health Policy Conference.

Read More About Each Theme »

Proposals for the 2021 NHPC are encouraged to include:

  • A description of the policy topic, innovation, implementation, or evaluation with special attention given to whether and how evidence and/or data was or could be used, and if not, why not; and
  • How the proposed presentation relates to current health and/or science policy debates at the local, state or federal level.

Proposals that describe lessons learned in policy development and implementation and help us understand how policy influences and/or changes healthcare systems, practices, and community level transformation are especially welcome.

The session formats include:

  • A fully designed, 60-minute panel; OR
  • A brief rapid fire presentation where you are the only speaker: OR
  • A poster.