Alliance Annual Dinner

Every year, we bring together dedicated leaders, policymakers, reporters, and people in the health policy community at our Alliance Annual Dinner to celebrate bipartisan leadership and collaboration.

225 7TH ST SE, WASHINGTON D.C. 20003




 In the complicated and ever-changing field of health policy, we know that the work by experts, policymakers, press members, and other leaders is never easy – and never done alone.  That’s why we want to celebrate the people who have kept and continue to keep the conversation going.

This year, we invite you to join the Alliance for Health Policy for an evening of reconnecting with your friends and colleagues you’ve met throughout your health policy journey as well as an opportunity to meet new friends along the way.  The Alliance Annual Dinner will bring together dedicated experts and emerging leaders in health and acknowledge people like you, who recommit every day to learning, educating, and sharing your knowledge of health and health care issues.  

Become a 2019 Dinner sponsor and be a part of the celebration, please contact Kelly Appenzeller at

Sponsorship Levels

 The Alliance Annual Dinner Awards recognize committed citizens, policymakers, media members, and leaders who work toward solutions to improve health and health care through open, honest dialogue.


Bipartisan Health Policy Leadership Award
This award is an opportunity to acknowledge and pay thanks to thought leaders who have worked tirelessly to deliver the facts and inform bipartisan health policy solutions.

  • 2018 Awardees:
    • Joseline Pena-Melnyk, Maryland House of Delegates, District 21
    • Lori Wing-Heier, Division of Insurance, Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development, State of Alaska
  • 2017 Awardees: 
    • Uwe Reinhardt, Princeton University
    • Gail Wilensky, Project HOPE

Bipartisan Congressional Staff Award
This award will be given to two Congressional staffers who have worked in a bipartisan manner to improve the U.S health system. This work is often behind-the-scenes and under-acknowledged yet crucial to impacting health for all Americans.

  • 2018 Awardees:
    • Melanie A. Egorin, House Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health
    • Nick Uehlecke, House Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health
  • 2017 Awardees:
    • JP Paluskiewicz, House Committee on Energy and Commerce
    • Arielle Woronoff, Senate Committee on Finance

Unsung Hero Award 
This award will acknowledge exceptional individuals who have supported the institutions that make health policy. We applaud the tireless commitment of these unsung heroes to diligently supporting generations of lawmakers and their staff in a nonpartisan manner.

  • 2018 Awardee
    • Holly Harvey, Congressional Budget Office
  • 2017 Awardee
    • Ed Grossman, Office of the Legislative Counsel



For more information about the dinner and available sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kelly Appenzeller, director of external affairs at
202-789-2300, or