The 2020 Health Datapalooza and National Health Policy Conference is a first-ever opportunity to bring shared insight to two communities working to improve health and health care with increasingly-related areas of focus. The future agendas of federal and state policymakers have always been a key part of each meeting. At the same time, health care transformation is increasingly driven by an ever-expanding health data ecosystem with diverse issues related to access, use, and governance. These issues are therefore of increasing relevance to the traditional NHPC audience.

So, while the audience for each meeting is distinct, there is enormous opportunity to learn from similar content and one another.  Some of the most important contributions at past Health Datapaloozas have come from patients, who offer meaningful insight and perspective into a variety of health care topics, including both health accessibility and quality of care.


  • Application Deadline: Friday, December 20, 2019

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Scholarship Details

Attend the 2020 Health Datapalooza and National Health Policy Conference as a patient and:

  • Contribute your voice to a meeting designed and planned by patients for a discussion of health accessibility and consumer choice.
  • Gain insight into how consumer data is being used to improve both access and quality of health care – and how to ensure your place in the discussion.
  • Be involved in the big decisions to improve health and health care for all.

In support of patient participation at this year’s event, we’ve made available a limited number of complimentary registrations and full patient scholarships for patients who would benefit from participating in the 2020 event. 

The Full Patient Scholarship Includes:

  • One full registration to the 2020 Health Datapalooza and National Health Policy Conference
  • Travel and accommodation for the scholarship recipient
  • Reimbursement of up to $245 for meals and incidentals (based on GSA reimbursement for this zip code, calculated based on two full days and two travel days).

Complimentary Registrations Include:

  • One full registration to the 2020 Health Datapalooza and National Health Policy Conference

Do You Qualify?

Applicants for the scholarship must be attending the Health Datapalooza and National Health Policy Conference primarily to represent patients/consumers and add a patient voice to the discussion.  Preference will be given to activated and engaged patients who would be otherwise unable to participate in the absence or registration and/or travel support.  Individuals employed as full-time consultants, or in any paid capacity for health technology (including startups), pharmaceutical or device manufacturers, health care delivery systems, and state or federal government agencies are unlikely to qualify.

Applicants will be evaluated based on a number of criteria including:

  • Statement of interest (required with application)
  • Prior experience in patient advocacy or engagement
  • Participation in Health Datapalooza or the National Health Policy Conference in previous years (we aim to have a mix of new and returning participants))
  • Potential for applicant to elevate underrepresented or minority communities
  • Potential for applicant to diversify geographic representation at the conference