Connecting young health care policy professionals with industry experts, like-minded individuals, and the Washington, DC health policy community.

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Why Join?

The Society provides an opportunity to:

  • Expand your professional network
  • Gain access to senior policy experts through a diverse array of events
  • Advance your career in health policy through professional development workshops
To become a member, click here.

Upcoming Events

Thursday November 15, 2018

State of Health Policy in Light of the 2018 Midterm Elections

The 2018 midterm elections are fast approaching and are poised to have significant health policy implications. The DC Society of Health Policy Young Professionals (SHPYP) invites you to join us for a midterms recap and discussion about what you can expect moving forward in health policy.

Featuring a diverse lineup of health policy experts - including Chris Jennings, Rachana Pradhan, Rodney Whitlock, and Hemi Tewarson - this panel will review election results and shed light on the anticipated health policy agenda for the next two years. You won't want to miss these important insider perspectives! 

*In order to guarantee attendance, please RSVP by 5pm on November 13th and we will add you to the security list. We have a limited capacity so don't wait, register now!*

*This event is off the record, closed to media*

WHO: All SHPYP members, friends and colleagues

WHAT: Interactive panel discussion on the 2018 midterm election results 

WHEN: Thursday, November 15th, 6:30pm - 8:00 pm

WHERE: 1425 K St NW (nearest McPherson Square metro on the orange, silver, and blue lines)


Hemi Tewarson, Health Division Director, National Governors Association

Chris Jennings, Founder and President, Jennings Policy Strategies Inc. 

Rachana Pradhan, Health Care Reporter, Politico Pro

Rodney Whitlock, Vice President of Health Policy, ML Strategies

Sunday November 18, 2018

SHPYP & GW's DO Chapter Present: A Thanksgiving Community Service Event

The Society of Health Policy Young Professionals (SHPYP) and The George Washington University's Delta Omega Chapter are excited to announce a Thanksgiving community service event! Please join us at Mary's Center as we give back by assembling Thanksgiving meal bags for local families in need. All (members, friends, and colleagues) are encouraged to attend. 

Answers to frequenty asked questions can be found below. 

WHO: All SHPYP and Delta Omega members, friends, and colleagues
WHEN: Sunday, November 18 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm
WHERE: Mary’s Center in Adam's Morgan - 2333 Ontario Road NW, Washington, DC 20009


What is Mary's Center?

Mary’s Center is a Federally Qualified Health Center that provides health care (including dental care), family literacy, and social services to 24,000 individuals whose needs too often go unmet by the public and private systems.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Mary's Center is metro accessible - a 17 minute walk from Columbia Heights Metro Station or a 21 minute walk from the Woodley Park Zoo - Adams Morgan Metro Station.

Who should I contact with additional questions?

Please contact Society of Health Policy Young Professionals Community Service Director Ariana Olshan at

Saturday December 15, 2018

SHPYP Holiday Service Event

The Society of Health Policy Young Professionals invites you to a holiday community service event! Please join us at Arlington National Cemetery as we lay wreaths to remember our fallen heroes with Wreaths Across America. You can learn about their story here. All members, family, friends, and colleagues are encouraged to attend. 

WHO: All SHPYP members, family, friends, and colleagues
WHEN: Saturday, December 15 from 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
WHERE: Arlington National Cemetery (nearest Arlington Cemetery metro stop on the blue line)

**Participants will receive an email prior to the event with the details on the meeting time and place.**


How do I get there?

Arlington National Cemetery is accessible via metro. The closest station is the Arlington Cemetery metro stop on the blue line. No personally owned vehicles will be allowed on the grounds during the event.

What will happen once I arrive?

We will meet at a designated time and location (emailed to registrants prior to the event) and pass through the Arlington National Cemetery security screening process as a group. Gates open to the public at 8:00 am.

Who should I contact with additional questions?

Please contact Society of Health Policy Young Professionals Community Service Director Ariana Olshan at