The Alliance for Health Policy’s annual Signature Series has brought together the health policy community for seven years of courageous conversations and solution-focused dialogues. We work to lay a framework for progress on some of the most challenging health care issues. The programs are designed to convene cross-sector dialogues that feature experts in both health policy and practice, and critically examine issues to identify what’s at stake, as well as key areas of challenge and opportunity.
2023 Theme: Envisioning a Person-First Health System
The COVID-19 pandemic provided a sobering point of reflection that exposed key limitations in our health care system – but also great resilience. The pandemic elevated both opportunities and challenges, many of which have festered for decades. The rise in awareness and dialogue on key public health issues such as health equity, the staggering strain on the health care workforce and resources, and the need for continual, timely innovation to deliver new therapies, vaccines, and cures, all merit thoughtful discussion in the aftermath of this system-wide trauma.
The 2023 Signature Series will consider the person first, in terms of outcomes, innovation, and experience. As policymakers, industry, providers, and advocates seek to future-proof our health system against the next challenge, we’ll consider how various elements of the health care system impact the person’s experience. How do the strains and demands on our health care workforce impact personal experience? How does a focus on value-based payment arrangements impact personal outcomes? How do the incentives in our system affect medical and delivery system innovation and what do those incentives mean for people? As we come together to explore these and myriad other questions, we will keep the patient at the center.
2023 Series Programs
The Series is composed of key elements designed to listen, engage, and educate. As the year progresses, the program elements build upon each other, taking knowledge gained from the previous activity to inform the next. Programs incorporate diverse viewpoints and perspectives, ensuring each topic is holistically approached. The work culminates in a written report that summarizes lessons learned and actionable next steps for consideration by policymakers, stakeholders, and the health policy community.
◊ May 11 » Virtual Thought Leader Group Workshop
◊ July 19-20 » Exclusive Thought Leader Group Reception & Workshop in Washington, DC
◊ September 12-13 » Welcome Reception & Summit on Envisioning a Person-First Health System
◊ November 1» Live Briefing on Capitol Hill
◊ December » Public Dissemination of Series Report
The Alliance would like to extend an invitation to the health policy community to gather the night before the Summit for a networking reception with colleagues from across the health care sector. We are excited to offer an opportunity to connect with other Summit attendees and panelists ahead of the event.
As the health care system grapples with unprecedented challenges post-pandemic – from workforce to supply chain shortages, from technological advances to continued health inequities and affordability challenges – will the future of the health care system meet the needs of real people and communities? When “people” become “patients,” what happens? And what do health policy leaders need to know to put people first?