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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

Wednesday February 26, 2020

"Prevention First" Launch Party with Dr. Anand Parekh

SHPYP and the Alliance for Health Policy are partnering once again for a book release celebration! Join us for a discussion of Dr. Anand Parekh's Prevention First: Policymaking for a Healthier America, followed by audience Q&A and a book signing.

Doors open at 6:00 pm followed by remarks from Dr. Parekh and a discussion led by the Alliance for Health Policy. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and chat one-on-one with Dr. Parekh after the discussion. Light appetizers and refreshments will be served.  

Guests will receive a FREE copy of Prevention First on a first come, first serve basis. You won't want to miss this exciting event!

WHO: Anyone interested in learning more about the policy landscape of disease prevention

WHAT: Dr. Parekh's book release celebration in partnership with the Alliance for Health Policy

WHEN: Wednesday, February 26th from 6:00-8:00 pm 

WHERE: Kaiser Permanente, The Center for Total Health - 700 2nd St NE (nearest metro: Union Station on the red line) **Please enter at the  Second Street entrance marked Kaiser Permanente across the street from Nuboxx and closest to the docked Capitol Bikshare rack.**


In Prevention First, Dr. Anand K. Parekh -- MD, MPH, and chief medical advisor of the Bipartisan Policy Center -- argues that disease prevention must be our nation's top health policy priority. Building a personal culture of prevention, he writes, is not enough; elected officials and policymakers must play a greater role in reducing preventable deaths. Drawing on his experiences as a clinician, public servant, and policy advisor, Dr. Parekh provides examples of prevention in action from across the country, giving readers a view into why prevention-first policies are important and how they can be accomplished. Throughout the book, he demonstrates that, in order to optimize health in America, we must leverage health insurance programs to promote disease prevention, expand primary care, attend to the social determinants of health, support making the healthier choice the easy choice for individuals, and increase public health investments.