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

Wednesday January 30, 2019

MEMBERS ONLY: Professional Development and Wellness Workshop

Too often in professional policy work, talented professionals are held back in their professional development by a culture that emphasizes sacrifice, hierarchy and "paying our dues" while de-prioritizing the personal wellness and professional growth of individuals. True professional and career development is about intentionally creating alignment between one's professional path and his/her/their individual strengths, skills, values, goals and priorities. Specially customized for SHPYP members, this presentation by John Sawyer will provide practical strategies for approaching our work with greater balance, fulfillment and joy. 

WHO: All SHPYP members

WHAT: Interactive professional wellness and development workshop with John Sawyer, founder of JTS Policy and Strategy, leadership coach, and former Director of Federal Affairs at the National Association of Community Health Centers

WHEN: Wednesday, January 30th, 5:30pm - 7:30 pm

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


*In order to guarantee attendance, please RSVP by 5pm on January 28th and we will add you to the security list. We have a limited capacity so don't wait, register now!*


About John:

John Sawyer is the Founder and Lead Coach at Open Way Coaching (OWC). He works with policy and advocacy professionals to envision and create career paths that align with each individual’s values, strengths, and goals. Prior to founding OWC, John worked in health care policy at both the federal and local level, including as an aide to two Members of Congress. Most recently, he spent nearly ten years as Director of Federal Affairs for the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC).

Thursday January 31, 2019

MEMBERS ONLY: Advisory Board Dinner with Murray Ross

SHPYP is excited to announce an exclusive MEMBERS-ONLY opportunity! 

WHATA small-group dinner with a SHPYP Advisory Board member and 8 peers. Join for a lively discussion of health policy, careers, and any other topics of interest.

WHO: Murray Ross, Vice President and Director, Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy; Former Policy Advisor to Congress, Executive Director of MedPAC, and CBO Chief. Bio here.

WHEN: Thursday, January 31st at 6:30 pm

WHERE: TBD, near the Farrugat North and McPherson Square metros*

*Once you register and we confirm your membership status, you will receive a confirmation email disclosing the dinner location. If the event is full when you try to register, we encourage you to add your name to the wait list. In the event of a cancelation, wait list members will be invited on a first come, first serve basis. Slots fill QUICKLY, but don't worry if the event is full. We will have more events and advisory board dinners in the future. Stay tuned!

If you are not currently a member but would like to take advantage of these great events, please visit our website to join today: http://dchealthpolicy.org/join/.