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.

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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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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.

WEDNESDAY, Jan 24, 2024

“How Evidence Drives Policymaking” Panel

Join us on Wednesday, January 24th at 6:30pm for an in-person policy panel, sponsored by Arnold Ventures, which will feature three experts with varied backgrounds that involve supporting the development of policies with evidence:

  • Joshua Sharfstein, MD, Vice Dean for Public Health Practice and Community Engagement and Director of the Bloomberg American Health Initiative at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Erica Socker, PhD, Vice President of Health Care, Payor Reform, at Arnold Ventures
  • Hemi Tewarson, JD, MPH, Executive Director of the National Academy for State Health Policy

Register using the link below! The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will be hosting us at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg Center, located at 555 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20001. We look forward to having you join us!

Wednesday, DEC 13, 2023

PEPFAR Fireside Chat

Lauding accomplishments such as 25 million lives saved, 5.5 million children protected from HIV infection, 340,000 healthcare workers trained, and over 20 million people treated with antiretroviral treatment, PEPFAR (the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief) is globally renowned as one of the biggest and most successful public health programs. However, long-term legislation by Congress to maintain and fund the program remains unsettled, and advocates warn about the global impacts of underfunding or defunding the program.

Join SHPYP and Health Affairs for a discussion with Dr. Tom Kenyon, former Principal Deputy Global AIDS Coordinator and Chief Medical Officer for PEPFAR and former Director, Center for Global Health at CDC, to discuss why PEPFAR is important, the broad scope of the program, and risks and threats that policymakers should consider when making future decisions.

Dr. Kenyon is currently the Chief Health Officer for Project HOPE, a global health and humanitarian organization which publishes Health Affairs.