The Society hosts an array of events to promote social networking, career development, and educational growth for young health policy professionals in the D.C. area. These events include happy hours, networking opportunities with US health policy professionals, educational panels, and career development trainings. The Society also hosts regular community service events, including a monthly shift at Miriam’s Kitchen.
Thursday October 18, 2018
SHPYP Professional Networking Happy Hour
Networking can be intimidating, but with some practice, it can be easy to socialize in a professional setting. SHPYP is pleased to present a formal networking happy hour to help you to connect with fellow SHPYP members through interactive exercises. There will also be unstructured networking at the end of the event for attendees to continue conversations begun during the activities. We’ll provide the appetizers and drink tickets (first come, first serve), and hope you’ll bring some colleagues and friends. Don’t forget to bring your business cards!
WHO: All SHPYP members, friends, and colleagues
WHAT: Formal networking happy hour
WHEN: Thursday, October 18 from 6:00pm-8:30pm
WHERE: Hawthorne, second floor (nearest metro: U Street on the yellow and green lines)
We hope to see you there!
Tuesday October 23, 2018
SHPYP Health Policy Trivia: Halloween Edition!
Health policy trivia is back by popular demand!
Come celebrate Halloween early this October with your favorite policy nerds at health policy trivia! Start a team with 5-6 of your friends and colleagues, or join a group once you arrive. The team with the highest score wins a prize.
Costumes, especially those that are health policy-themed, are encouraged (but not required)!
WHO: All SHPYP members, friends, and colleagues
WHAT: Health policy trivia
WHEN: Tuesday, October 23rd at 6:30PM
WHERE: Mackey’s Public House, Library Room (Nearest metro: Metro Center)
We hope to see you there!
Featured Past Events
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Community ServiceNetworking OpportunitiesProfessional DevelopmentPolicy Panels
Successful Salary Negotiation Techniques and Mindsets
(MEMBERS ONLY OPPORTUNITY)
Think back to your last salary negotiation. What were your feelings around this conversation? Did you feel anxious, unprepared, or uneasy? Do you wish you could negotiate a higher starting salary or raise with more confidence? This is an opportunity to meet with Alison Cardy, a professional career direction coach, for a discussion workshop on how to improve your overall salary negotiation skills and get the compensation package that better fits your needs. During the workshop, Alison guided attendees through negotiation role plays in a comfortable and safe environment, taught 5 core negotiation concepts, and pulled back the curtain on what tends to make people feel uncomfortable or intimidated about asking for a more desirable employment package.
- Alison Cardy, Career Improvement Coach (Bio)
SHPYP Career Development Forum: An Interactive Discussion about Different Career Options in Health Policy
(MEMBERS ONLY OPPORTUNITY)
As young professionals in health policy, we often face many difficult career choices – including potentially deciding between different job opportunities, graduate school programs, and specific fields of focus. This panel served as an interactive forum with three senior health policy professionals from SHPYP’s advisory board, to help gain more experience and insight on these tough career decisions! Our advisory board members have a wide array of educational backgrounds and career paths, and answered questions about their different choices, experiences, lessons learned, and advice for members who may be facing similar decisions now.
- Tim Dube, MPH, Associate Director, Federal and State Public Policy & Reimbursement, Genentech
- Joy Kraybill, PhD, Deputy Director, Division of Plan Management, Federal Exchange Group, CCIIO, CMS, HHS
- Michelle Proser, MPP, Director of Research, Public Policy & Research Division, National Association of Community Health Centers
King v. Burwell: What’s at Stake in the Next ACA Supreme Court Challenge?
A key event from early 2014 was the panel discussion about the King v. Burwell Supreme Court case. With the decision expected in June, the panelists discussed the legal and policy issues at stake, the potential outcomes and policy impacts of the landmark case, and their predictions for how Congress and the Administration may respond to the ruling. The panelists included:
- Taylor Burke, J.D., L.L.M., Associate Professor of Health Policy and Law and Managing Director of the MPH in Health Policy, George Washington University
- Sohini Gupta, J.D., Principal, Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen Bingel & Thomas
- Margot Sanger-Katz, Health Care Correspondent, The Upshot, The New York Times
All Past Events
Tuesday October 9, 2018
MEMBERS ONLY OPPORTUNITY: Advisory Board Dinner with Joy KraybillPlease join us for an exclusive MEMBERS-ONLY event!
WHAT: A 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. This dinner will include a special theme: civil service in the current administration.
WHO: Joy Kraybill, Deputy Director, Marketplace Eligibility & Enrollment Group, Center for Consumer Information & Insurance Oversight, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, US Department of Health & Human Services
WHEN: Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 at 6:30pm
WHERE: TBD, Dupont Circle neighborhood*
*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, you will be placed on the waiting list. In the event of a cancelation, waiting 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 register today: http://dchealthpolicy.org/join/.
ABOUT JOY KRAYBILL
Joy Kraybill’s career has spanned both health program operations and health policy research. Whether through operations or research, her career goal is to contribute to the improvement of publicly-supported health programs. Since 2012, Joy has worked directly on the implementation of the Federally-facilitated Marketplaces (FFM) at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO). At CCIIO, Joy initially built the team that oversees health plan issuers in the FFM, and she designed and implemented the program which trains and registers health insurance agents to sell plans on the FFM. She now serves as the Deputy Group Director for the CCIIO component that provides Marketplace consumers with eligibility determinations and enrolls them in FFM coverage. This group is responsible for an annual operating budget of over 0 million dollars, and the group’s work directly touches millions of consumers each year.
Prior to joining CCIIO, Joy spent 1.5 years supporting CMS’ Medicaid Integrity Group (MIG).From 2009-2010, Joy led the Program Integrity Division for the DC Medicaid program. At DC Medicaid, she supervised all on going fraud investigations, established performance goals for the division, and ensured those goals were met.Previously, Joy spent 9 years at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), where she led teams in the development of Congressional reports and testimonies that focused on curbing fraud, waste, and abuse in Medicare and Medicaid. Joy initially launched her career as a Presidential Management Fellow (PMF) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Joy earned her Ph.D. in Public Policy at The George Washington University. She also holds a Master of Public Administration from North Carolina State University. In addition, Joy serves as a peer reviewer for the Journal for Healthcare Quality, and she enjoys mentoring young professionals.
Saturday September 29, 2018
Walk/Run to End Childhood CancerSeptember is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and the Society of Health Policy Young Professionals is showing our support by organizing a team to participate in St. Jude Children’s Hospital’s Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer. Please join us as we spend a beautiful morning outdoors and get some exercise in support of a great cause. Participants can choose to walk or run, and we encourage you to bring anyone (and everyone) who would like to attend!
WHO: All SHPYP and Delta Omega members, friends, and colleaguesWHAT: Walk/Run to End Childhood CancerWHEN: Saturday, September 29 at 9:30am (registration begins at 8:00am; our group will gather at a designated meeting point around 8:30am)WHERE: Nationals Park – 1500 S Capitol St. SE (nearest metro: Navy Yard-Ballpark on the green line)
Participation in this event costs . Register or donate here!
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please RSVP through BOTH the registration/donation link AND this Eventbrite invitation to ensure that we have an accurate count of those attending.
We will provide meet-up information directly to everyone who RSVPs. Depending on the mood of the volunteers, we may also do an optional, impromptu gathering afterwards!
We hope to see you there!
Thursday September 13, 2018
SHPYP Health Policy Happy HourAugust Recess is officially over and things in Washington are heating up as midterms approach! Please join the Society of Health Policy Young Professionals in celebrating the end of summer at our next happy hour on Thursday, September 13. We’ll provide the appetizers and drink tickets (first come, first serve!) – and hope you’ll bring some friends!
WHO: All SHPYP members, friends, and colleaguesWHAT: End-of-Recess Happy HourWHEN: Thursday, September 13 from 6:30pm-8:30pmWHERE: Mission Dupont (nearest DuPont Circle metro)
We hope to see you there!
Tuesday July 17, 2018
The Health Society's 12th Anniversary PartyJoin us in celebrating the Health Society’s 12th anniversary at one of our largest events of the year.
We will be joined by keynote speakers Lauren Aronson, Principal and Dean Rosen, Partner of Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas (MCRT). Lauren and Dean will share insights on building a successful career in health policy and advice for aspiring young professionals. As a bipartisan team working together at MCRT, they will also share perspective on how policymaking can work regardless of politics.
Be sure to arrive early. Appetizers will be served and free drink tickets will be provided to the first 50 attendees.
*Candidates running for the 2018-2020 executive board will be announced at this event*
WHO: All members, friends, and colleagues
WHAT: SHPYP’s 12th Anniversary Celebration
WHEN: Tuesday, July 17, 6:30pm-8:30pm
WHERE: Mackey’s Public House, Red Room, 1306 G St. NW (Nearest Metro: Metro Center)
Lauren Aronson, Principal, Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas (Bio)
Dean Rosen, Partner, Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas (Bio)
Thursday June 14, 2018
Health Society Board Elections: Meet & Greet Happy HourInterested in a leadership role with the Health Society but want to find out more about elected positions and experience as part of the executive board?
Come out to our Executive Board Meet & Greet happy hour on Thursday, June 14 at Drafting Table!
Meet the current board members, learn about the elections process and ask any questions you may have over a drink. We’re looking forward to meeting you!
WHAT: Elections: Meet & Greet Happy Hour WHEN: Thursday, June 14, 6:00pm-8:00pm WHERE: Drafting Table, 1529 14th Street NW
Wednesday June 6, 2018
Advisory Board Dinner with Joel White – MEMBERS ONLY OPPORTUNITYPlease join us for an exclusive MEMBERS-ONLY opportunity! WHAT: A small-group dinner with a member of SHPYP’s Advisory Board and other peers. Join in the lively discussion of health policy, careers, and any other topics of interest.WHO: Joel White, President, Horizon Government Affairs; President, Council for Affordable Health Coverage; Executive Director, Health IT Now Coalition. Former professional staff, Committee on Ways and Means. Bio here.
WHEN: Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 6:30pm-8:30pmWHERE: In DC (easily accessible via the Metro)**Once you register and we confirm your current standing as a member, you will be contacted with a confirmation of your attendance which will include the dinner location. If the event is full when you try to register, please register to be placed on the waiting list. If there are any cancellations, we will open the event to members on the waitlist. We will have more events and advisory board dinner opportunities as well in the future, so stay tuned!If you are not currently a member but would like to take advantage of these great events, please visit our website to register today: http://dchealthpolicy.org/join/.
Wednesday May 23, 2018
Future of Medicare Advantage: Access, Quality, and CostsMedicare Advantage (MA), the private alternative to traditional Medicare, is growing rapidly with implications for access to care, quality of care, and financial sustainability of the overall Medicare program. MA plans have played an increasingly larger role in the Medicare program as the share of Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in MA has steadily climbed over the last decade. As of 2017, one in three people with Medicare (33% or 19 million beneficiaries) is enrolled in a MA plan. By 2028, the Congressional Budget Office predicts the federal government will spend 4 billion annually on Medicare Advantage.
To help you understand what this means for Medicare beneficiaries, taxpayers, and the overall Medicare program, the DC Society of Health Policy Young Professionals (SHPYP) will host a panel discussion on what to expect for the future of Medicare Advantage in 2018 and beyond on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Mark your calendars now so you don’t miss out on these unique insider perspectives!
*This is a private event, off the record, and closed to media*
WHO: All SHPYP members, friends and colleagues welcome!
WHAT: Interactive panel discussion on the future of Medicare Advantage
WHEN: May 23, 2018, 6:30pm-8:30pm
WHERE: Holland and Knight LLP, 800 17th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20006
Ipsita Smolinski, Managing Director, Capitol Street
Judith Stein, Executive Director, Center for Medicare Advocacy
Sarah Schmidt, Senior Director of Federal Affairs, Aetna
Additional panelists to be announced prior to the event.
Wednesday May 16, 2018
SHPYP Community Service Event with Streetwise PartnersJoin our group of SHPYP volunteers to work with Streetwise Partners on their “Speed Networking Day” to provide feedback and assist trainees. Streetwise Partners’ mission is to transform the lives of disadvantaged, low-income individuals in DC by helping them realize their career potential.
WHAT: Our role will be to work one-on-one with the trainees, conducting mock job interviews and providing feedback to help prepare them for future job opportunities.
WHEN: Wednesday May 16, arrive by 6:20pm, event runs from 6:30 – 8pm
WHERE: Gallup, 901 F Street (entrance is on 9th street). Nearest metro is Gallery Place and Metro Center.
Thursday April 26, 2018
Advisory Board Dinner with Miranda Franco – MEMBERS ONLY OPPORTUNITYPlease join us for an exclusive MEMBERS-ONLY opportunity! WHAT: A small-group dinner with a member of SHPYP’s advisory board and other peers. Join in the lively discussion of health policy, careers, and any other topics of interest.WHO: Miranda A. Franco, Senior Policy Advisor at Holland & Knight. Bio here.
WHEN: Thursday, April 26 at 6:30pmWHERE: In DC (easily accessible via the Metro)**Once you register and we confirm your current standing as a member, you will be contacted with a confirmation of your attendance which will include the dinner location. If the event is full when you try to register, please register to be placed on the waiting list. If there are any cancellations, we will open the event to members on the waitlist. We will have more events and advisory board dinner opportunities as well in the future, so stay tuned!If you are not currently a member but would like to take advantage of these great events, please visit our website to register today: http://dchealthpolicy.org/join/.
Tuesday March 27, 2018
Health Policy Trivia and Happy HourIt’s been a long couple of months filled with tons of health policy topics to discuss. Join the Health Society for another trivia night to test your skills and learn a thing or two. Bring your friends and colleagues to make it interesting. We look forward to seeing you there!
WHAT: Interactive trivia in teams of 5-6 people. WHEN: Tuesday March 27 from 6:30 – 8:30 PMWHERE: Mackey’s Public House, 1306 G Street Northwest (Nearest station: Metro Center)
*Refreshments will be provided*