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


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 October 25, 2017

MEMBERS ONLY // Public Speaking: How to Command a Room and a Conversation

Do you ever wonder how you can improve your presentations and networking activities? Through an interactive presentation, learn and practice tips and techniques to master the art of public speaking. When you follow these practices, not only will you be ready for your next big work presentation, you'll also be able to translate these skills to pitching yourself and your ideas, engaging in more meaningful small group discussions, and answering questions off the cuff. This event is dedicated to helping young professionals gain confidence and basic tricks in any communications setting, at any career stage.

WHAT: Public Speaking: Learn How to Command a Room and a Conversation
Speaker: Frank Argenziano, JD
WHEN: Wednesday, October 25, 6:30pm-8:30pm
WHERE: Downtown DC (location will be sent to attendees after member confirmation)

About the Speaker

Frank Argenziano is employed by the U.S. Department of Commerce as a Procurement Analyst, and has worked in the Federal contracting field for over 6 years. Frank has been a member of Old Town Toastmasters, a chapter of Toastmaster International located in Alexandria, VA, since 2014. Frank is an accomplished speaker who has competed in and won multiple speaking competitions, most recently taking 2nd place in the 2016 District 27 Humorous Speech Contest. In addition, Frank has served as President and Vice President of Membership for Old Town Toastmasters, and as a mentor to numerous aspiring public speakers. Frank received his JD from Villanova Law School in 2008, and his BA from the Pennsylvania State University in 2004. 

Thursday October 26, 2017

October Community Service: Miriam's Kitchen

Hello members and friends,

On October 26, from 4pm-6pm, the Society of Health Policy Young Professionals will be lending a hand to Miram's Kitchen! We hope to see you there!

What: Preparing meals and assisting with administrative duties. 

When: Thursday, October 26, 2017 | 3:50pm-6:00pm

Where2401 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC20037

After RSVPing, please register! 

Registration & Volunteer information

1.Register yourself in the Miriam’svolunteer, enter the join code "shpyp” and proceed to finish the registration.

2. Please come dressed in closed-toe, comfortable shoes, long pants, t-shirt, and hat.

3. Please be prompt.  Dinner shifts run from 4:00PM to 6:30PM and it is very important to arrive 5-10 minutes early. The work begins promptly at 4:00.

4. When you arrive for your shift, please enter through our garage gate and walk down the ramp to the kitchen. The kitchen entrance is underneath the large sign that says "Ending Chronic Homelessness." Please DO NOT go down the steps and enter through the dining room. 

Free drink tickets to our next happy hour event for the FIRST 5 RSVP's!