Welcome to the Society of Health Policy Young Professionals

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

Welcome to the Society of Health Policy Young Professionals

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

Welcome to the Society of Health Policy Young Professionals

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

Who We Are

SHPYP is a nonpartisan, 501(c)3 non-profit run by young health policy professionals volunteering on behalf of our young health policy professionals community. Founded in 2006, we are dedicated to meeting the diverse needs of young professionals interested in the health, health care, and health policy fields.

Zoom screenshot from SHPYP meeting

Building a supportive community of the next generation of health policy experts and leaders through:

  • Forging meaningful and long-term professional networks through regular happy hours, community service events, trivia, small-group dinner discussions, online community, and more
  • Facilitating workshops for professional development in key competencies
  • Convening conversations with and providing access to senior policy leaders and experts to enable a deeper examination of policy topics
  • Offering opportunities for volunteer leadership and nonprofit management

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Events

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sunday, apr 21, 2024

Student Happy Hour

Are you a student who’s studying part-time or full-time, virtually or at one of the many great schools in the DC area? If so, please join SHPYP and the George Washington University Health Policy Students Association next month for a student happy hour!

WHO: Any students in the SHPYP network
WHAT: Happy hour!
WHEN: Sunday, April 21 from 4 – 6pm
WHERE: The Admiral (1 Dupont Circle NW)

Be sure to register on our website. Can’t wait to see so many of you there! 

tuesday, mar 26, 2024

Careers in Consulting & Lobbying Panel

Join us for a panel discussion on careers in lobbying and consulting featuring experts from the health policy field. Hear from a consulting firm founder and two seasoned lobbyists as they share their career journeys, insights into networking strategies, and key considerations for securing positions in lobbying and consulting.

SHPYP is hosting this panel in-person on Tuesday, March 26th at 6:30pm, sponsored by Applied Policy, and will feature three experts with varied backgrounds behind their current positions at distinguished D.C. firms:

  • Jim Scott, President & CEO of Applied Policy
  • Kayla Holgash, Health Policy Director at McDermott+Consulting
  • Lauren Aronson, Partner at Mehlman Consulting

Mehlman Consulting will be hosting us at their offices, located at 1341 G Street NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20005. This event will be off the record.

Register using the link below. We look forward to having you join us!

Wednesday, feb 28, 2024

Health Policy Speed Networking

Bring your A-game and some business cards for an exciting evening of forming connections with SHPYP members, friends, and colleagues. SHPYP will pair you up and rotate you through multiple one-on-one conversations to make networking simple and fun!

WHAT: Happy hour and organized networking (think speed dating, minus the romance) with health policy peers!

WHEN: Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 6:00 PM

WHERE: Holland & Knight (800 17th St NW)

Register using the link below! We can’t wait to see you there.