The Alliance’s Annual Signature Series

Breaking through challenges - together.

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.

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kelly Appenzeller, Director of Development Operations »

2023 Theme: Envisioning a Patient-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 patient 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 patient experience. How do the strains and demands on our health care workforce impact patient experience? How does a focus on value-based payment arrangements impact patient outcomes? How do the incentives in our system affect medical and delivery system innovation and what do those incentives mean for patients? 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 Patient-First Health System

◊ October 27 » Live Briefing on Capitol Hill

◊ December » Public Dissemination of Series Report

Sponsorship Opportunities

Supporting the Signature Series is a commitment to tackling the issues at the heart of today’s health policy discussions and engaging in solution-focused dialogues with colleagues from across the broader health policy community, including academics, practitioners, and more. It offers you the opportunity to connect with key individuals of influence and provides your organization with premier recognition and visibility throughout the year.


  • Recognition across Alliance digital platforms including email, website, and social media (email subscribers of 17,000+)
  • Exclusive opportunities to network with key policymakers and stakeholders
  • Ticket(s) to special events, including the Alliance’s Anniversary Dinner (taking place November 2023)
  • Opportunity to support cross-sector, nonpartisan conversations in support of improving health and health care in the United States

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kelly Appenzeller, Director of Development Operations.

Thank you to our 2023 Signature Series Sponsors

To view previous Signature Series please see the event listings below: