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September 2008

AcademyHealth’s Upcoming Events

Health Policy Orientation
Oct. 20-23, 2008

The annual Health Policy Orientation gives participants an in-depth understanding of the formal and informal processes shaping the nation's health policy agenda. With expert faculty members, group discussions, hands-on tutorials, and a congressional site visit, participants

  • Gain an understanding of the Washington health policy environment; and
  • Master the fundamentals of policy development and implementation.

The Orientation is ideal for health policy fellows and analysts, public officials, federal or state government employees, private-sector health care employees, and consultants. The program will be at the Kaiser Family Foundation's Barbara Jordan Conference Center in Washington, D.C. Register early as space is limited. For more information, visit the Orientation Web site at

National Health Policy Conference
Registration opens Oct. 1

Join new leaders from the administration and Congress, as well as leading experts from academia and the health industry for your first chance to learn where the nation’s health policy agenda is headed. Attend the National Health Policy Conference (NHPC), Feb. 2-3. 

Registration opens Oct. 1. For more information, visit the conference Web site at

The NHPC is hosted by AcademyHealth and Health Affairs.

AcademyHealth/National Center for Health Statistics Health Policy Fellowship
Application Deadline: January 5, 2009

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and AcademyHealth are seeking applications for their 2009 Health Policy Fellowship. The aim of the fellowship is to foster collaboration between NCHS staff and visiting scholars on a wide range of topics of mutual concern. The fellowship allows visiting scholars to conduct new and innovative analyses, participate in health policy activities related to the design and content of future NCHS surveys, and offers access to the data resources provided by the CDC.

Applicants may be at any stage in their career from doctoral students to senior investigators. The duration of the full-time fellowship is 13-24 months, and salaries are commensurate with qualifications and experience. The application deadline is January 5, 2009. For more information on the fellowship and eligibility criteria, visit