Preparing for Flu Season and Preventing Another Pandemic

In this briefing, experts will discuss how flu and the COVID-19 pandemic have intersected over the past 18 months and why we should also prioritize flu preparedness policy. Panelists will also highlight available federal policy levers and discuss policy strategies to improve our flu response.

Hiring: Program and Research Assistant

The program and research assistant is an ideal role for an attentive and proactive problem-solver with a health policy background to help produce critical conversations that will shape the future of our health care system.

COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence in Geographic Areas of Need

This briefing discussed the results of the latest African American Research Collaborative (AARC) survey regarding COVID-19 vaccines, their importance, and explored potential strategies to increase vaccination rates, particularly ones tailored to different populations. 

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Investing in Mental Health to Support Our Workforce

This briefing examined the burgeoning mental health crisis, partially exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, and will explore policy options to support increased mental health wellness at work and at home. This is the final event in Part I of the 2021 Signature Series focused on health and the economy.

Closing the Coverage Coordination Gap for Dual Eligibles

This briefing provided a brief landscape of the dual eligible population and the challenges they face when seeking comprehensive coverage and care. Attendees learned about the spectrum of integration of the Medicare and Medicaid programs on behalf of this population, and defined what success looks like in an integrated plan.

Sustainability Beyond Relief: Bolstering our First Line of Care

This briefing reviewed the opportunities and challenges that have arisen for first line providers and current integration efforts to ensure equitable preventative care for the American public. Experts addressed the role of data sharing, payment systems, and workforce provisions.

Health and the Economy Summit

The Health and the Economy Summit, a program of the 2021 Signature Series, explored how the health care ecosystem and the health of our nation’s population have become inextricably intertwined with the financial health of our country.

Medicare Part D Basics and Policy Options for Redesign

This briefing will clarify the defining characteristics of Medicare Part D including eligibility, coverage, and benefits. Attendees will understand the case for Medicare Part D redesign and the implications and tradeoffs of current policy options on beneficiaries and other stakeholders.

A Year in Review: America’s Fight Against COVID-19

Expert panelists delved into where America stands in public health a year into the COVID-19 pandemic. They discussed how the COVID-19 pandemic has shaped clinical care, state preparedness, and the individual consumer experience and shed light on promising frameworks and infrastructures being built today to protect Americans from a major public health emergency tomorrow. 

Medicare Solvency Projections and Potential Policy Solutions

This briefing provided an overview of the Medicare Trust Funds, the nuances of solvency, and the consequences of not resolving funding shortfalls. Panelists explored short- and long-term policy options to address solvency and offer equitable access, as well as the potential impacts on providers, plans, and most importantly, Medicare beneficiaries.

Fellowship Host Site (Unpaid)

If you have a funded fellowship or scholarship and are looking for a host organization, the Alliance welcomes attentive and proactive students interested in health policy to join our team as a fellow.