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

Tuesday April 30, 2019

Not Just Another Drug Pricing and Value Panel

The DC Society of Health Policy Young Professionals (SHPYP) invites you to join us for an off-the-record and non-partisan discussion on pharmaceutical policy, one of the areas in health care most likely to experience major changes in 2019.

Across the policy and industry landscape, there are differences in opinion about the fundamental elements of pricing and value for prescription drugs in both government programs and the commercial sector. Join us for a conversation that will level-set and then dive deep into issues around pricing and value that have real-world impacts for patients, industry, and the government. 

Our panel of seasoned health policy experts will unpack the debate and cover topics including: philosophical questions about value for distinct populations, the promise and challenges of paying for value, innovations in biosimilar products and gene therapy, and more.

Doors open at 6:00 pm for networking prior to the discussion and light refreshments and snacks will be provided.  We hope to see you there!

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

WHO: All SHPYP members, friends, and colleagues 

WHAT: Moderated discussion covering drug pricing and value

WHEN: Tuesday, April 30th, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

WHERE: 800 17th St NW (nearest Farragut West metro on the orange, silver, and blue lines and Farragut North metro on the red line)


Josh Seidman, Managing Director, Avalere, focuses on patient engagement and information technology to guide  value-based care models.

Sean Dickson, Director of Health Policy, West Health Policy Center, conducts research addressing the causes and drivers of drug spending.

Andrea Noda, Director of Health Care, Arnold Ventures, offers deep expertise in Medicare and Medicaid prescription drug coverage.

Jack Hoadley, Research Professor Emeritus, Georgetown University, conducts research on health financing topics, including Medicare and Medicaid, with a particular focus on prescription drug issues.

Wednesday May 15, 2019

Volunteer Opportunity: Speed Networking with StreetWise Partners

The Society of Health Policy Young Professionals (SHPYP) is pleased to join StreetWise Partners for a Speed Networking volunteer event! Join us as we help un- and under-employed people living in the DC area enhance their professional skillsets and improve the trajectories of their careers.

WHO: All SHPYP members, colleagues and friends (Note: all those planning to attend must register separately so we have an accurate count)

WHAT: Speed Networking volunteer opportunity with StreetWise Partners

WHEN: Wednesday, May 15 from 6:30pm - 9:00pm

WHERE: 901 F Street NW, Washington, DC


What is Streetwise Partners?

StreetWise Partners pairs business professionals with mentees who are unemployed/underemployed in order to provide them with the skills, resources, and access to networks they need to secure and maintain employment. Since its inception in 1997, StreetWise Partners has transformed the lives of 6,000 job seekers.

How do I get there?

The above location is accessible via metro. We recommend using the 9th & G exit at the Gallery Place/Chinatown metro stop (accessible on the red line) and walking to the location (a 2-minute walk). Parking is anticipated to be limited at this time and traffic will be congested due to rush hour.

Who should I contact with additional questions?

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