2020 Election Results: Impact on Health Policy

January 11, 2021

What is the impact of 2020 election results on federal and state health policy? How do health care providers and researchers effectively participate in the discussion in the midst of an ever-changing healthcare and political landscape?

On January 19 from 12-1 p.m., the Center for Health Economics and Policy, at the Institute for Public health, invites healthcare providers, researchers and the public to convene virtually with a panel of experts from WashU, Missouri Science and Technology Policy Initiative, and the Gerontological Association of America for dialogue about the 2020 election results and their impact on federal and state health policy.

“In the last few years, and especially since the pandemic began, healthcare providers and researchers have become more engaged in the public conversation about health policy and their expertise is needed in that conversation,” says featured panelist, Beth Prusaczyk, PhD, MSW. “To be effective in that conversation, however, they need an idea of what the current political landscape means for health policy and, as a result, healthcare for the public.”

The virtual event entitled, “What the 2020 Election Means for Federal and State Health Policy” is open to all.  In addition to Prusaczyk, panelists include Public Policy Consultant for the Gerontological Association of America, Brian Lindberg; Timothy McBride, Bernard Becker Professor at the Brown School, Washington University;  and, Health and Mental Health Policy Fellow at the Missouri Science and Technology Policy Initiative, Josh Mueller, PhD.

Prusaczyk adds, “Attendees will get an overview of what they can expect to see both in D.C. and in Jefferson City in terms of federal and state health policy in upcoming legislative sessions. This includes potentially introduced legislation and priorities of the incoming Biden-Harris administration.”

This event will take place virtually via Zoom. Please register to receive your unique link to attend.