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
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Upcoming Events

Thursday December 5, 2019

Healthcare Value "Bootcamp" with Lynn Quincy

Healthcare, public health, and social services systems aim to help people live the healthiest lives possible. Too often, however, these systems operate independently of one another, failing to recognize people’s inter-related health and social needs. A patient-centered, high-value healthcare system is one that is integrated with public health and social sectors (like housing) to address health disparities, inconsistent clinical quality, and high prices, among other problems. 

Join the Society of Health Policy Young Professionals on Thursday, December 5 for a non-partisan, evidence-based discussion of promising strategies to make the healthcare system work better for the people it serves. 

In this “Healthcare Value 101” session, attendees will learn about the following topics:

  • The United States spends more money on healthcare than other developed countries, but has poorer health outcomes. What’s the deal? Why aren’t consumers getting better value for their healthcare dollar?
  • There are lots of ideas for improving healthcare value. What are they and how can we navigate them? And which ones work?
  • Many strategies to improve healthcare value are being tested within the states. Learn about states that are leading the way to a high value, patient-centered healthcare system and find out what your home state is doing to lower costs and improve quality for its residents.

*Light appetizers will be provided!*

WHO: All SHPYP members, friends and colleagues

WHAT: Discussion on Healthcare Value with Lynn Quincy, Director of the Healthcare Value Hub at Altarum

WHEN: Thursday, December 5th from 5:30-8:00 pm (the presentation will begin at 6:00 and last until approximately 7:00 pm)

WHERE: Holland & Knight's lower level reception space and conference room (nearest metros: Farragut West and Farragut North)


Lynn Quincy is the Director of the Healthcare Value Hub, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded policy center that provides free, timely information about the policies and practices that support an equitable, affordable healthcare system centered around the goals and needs of the people it serves. Lynn is well-known in consumer advocacy circles and travels the nation teaching advocates, policymakers and other stakeholders about evidence-based strategies to improve healthcare quality and lower costs. Prior to joining Altarum, the home of the Healthcare Value Hub, Lynn held senior positions at Consumers Union (the policy and advocacy arm of Consumer Reports), Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., the Institute for Health Policy Solutions and Watson Wyatt Worldwide (now Willis Towers Watson). She holds a master’s degree in Economics from the University of Maryland.

Wednesday December 11, 2019

SHPYP's Annual Holiday Party

What better way to say hello to the holidays than by mingling with your favorite health policy friends?!

This year we'll take over Penn Social for a holiday party to express our gratitude for the SHPYP community. Bring your holiday cheer, any friends or colleagues to share in the joy and we'll bring the appetizers and ambiance.

Thank you for an incredible year of networking, learning and lifting each other up. We hope you'll join us for our final blowout party of the year as we look forward to a new decade of health policy prose.

WHO: All SHPYP members, friends and colleagues

WHAT: Holiday Party!

WHEN: Wednesday, December 11th from 6:00-8:00 pm

WHERE: Penn Social, Street-Level Bar (Nearest metro: Metro Center; Chinatown)

Saturday December 14, 2019

Wreath Laying Holiday Service Event

SHPYP will be joining the National Wreaths Across America Day at Arlington National Cemetery to remember our fallen heroes.