Since its inception, the AcademyHealth National Health Policy Conference (NHPC) has become a gathering place for students and young professionals entering the health policy field to learn more about the health policy process and current and future health policy priorities.

Students attend the NHPC for:

  • Meaningful discussions and memorable interactions with leading policy experts in a variety of disciplines - representing government agencies, private industries, and non-profits.
  • The tools and knowledge needed to become a future leader in the health policy arena.
  • Real world policy examples and innovations across a broad range of health care topics - unlike any other health policy event.
  • Networking opportunities with peers to build lasting relationships and future partnerships.

Student Activities at NHPC

Meet-the-Experts Student Breakfast
Monday, February 5
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Meet with nationally known experts in health policy, advocacy, and health services research for a unique opportunity to ask questions, get career advice, and hear from experts in an informal setting.

Student Networking Happy Hour
Monday, February 5
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Meet and mingle with your peers at this annual networking event which brings together students and young professionals in health services research and health policy.

Let's Get Social!

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