FDA Approval Pathways 101

During this session, panelists provided an overview of the role of the FDA particularly focusing on the approval process required to bring new medical products to market.

What’s Next in Home and Community-Based Services?

During this session, panelists provided an overview of home and community-based services, including populations receiving these services, current enrollment numbers, workforce challenges, benefits of HCBS, and barriers to caring for complex populations.

Summit on Mental Health in America

The Summit on Mental Health in America will feature industry visionaries, administration executives, and a host of experts to discuss topic areas such as equitable inclusion, innovation, and workforce capacities.

Policy Options to Promote Medicare Sustainability

This session helped attendees consider the implications of policy options to promote Medicare sustainability. Panelists explored trends in Medicare spending; introduced key concepts related to Medicare financing and solvency; and explored the implications of policy options to promote Medicare sustainability.

Understanding the Future of COVID-Related Medicare and Medicaid Flexibilities

This event helped the audience understand the current policy landscape shaping Medicare and Medicaid programs as well as principles of person- and community-centered care. Speakers discussed lessons learned from the PHE, including insights from recent research and on-the-ground experts, and highlighted policy levers available to state and federal policymakers to build upon these current flexibilities.

Health Policy Roundup: State Policy Analysis and Priorities

This briefing provided a round-up of state-level policies enacted during the past few years that are focused on cost containment, complex care, and drug pricing reform. Panelists overviewed health policies implemented and evaluated at the state level, synthesize major lessons and takeaways from these policies, and highlighted states or programs to watch in 2022.

Voices from the Frontlines

Voices from the Frontlines brought together leading voices in health care and public health for an afternoon of conversation and inspiration. For the first time, these exceptional individuals, who have been paramount in the effort to combat COVID-19 over the past 18 months, were together on one virtual stage. This event allowed our community the opportunity to directly engage with those on the frontlines of this pandemic, and to hear their personal stories of perseverance in the face of great challenge.

Introduction to Environmental Health and Policy

In this briefing, experts overviewed what comprises the field of environmental health and its corresponding policy, outlined the major players at the state and federal level, and highlighted immediate policy opportunities. Panelists also discussed how health disparities and inequities are tied to environmental factors and offered thoughts on how to close policy gaps. 

Improving Health Care for People Experiencing Homelessness

In this briefing, experts overviewed the specific health and access challenges faced by people experiencing homelessness. Panelists also offered insights on how to deliver effective health care to this population, with a specific focus on barriers to access and potential policy strategies to alleviate these barriers.

Advancing Patient-Centered Cancer Care

This 3-hour summit convened and informed health policy and oncology research communities about critical issues related to patient-centered cancer care and offered lessons, strategies, and policy approaches for the short and long term.

Policy Options to Advance Mental Health Care During Pregnancy

This briefing will examine the difference between perinatal health and perinatal mental health and their intrinsic relationship. Panelists will delve into factors contributing to perinatal health and mental health as well as policy levers and promising solutions available to stakeholders to reduce and prevent mental health symptoms and mood disorders.