Annual Health Policy Institute to Be Held on Arlington Campus

Posted: June 3, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The 13th annual Washington Health Policy Institute will be held June 6–10 on Mason’s Arlington Campus. Sponsored by Mason’s Center for Health Policy, Research and Ethics, the institute will provide an overview of how the U.S. government develops health policy. With an interactive format, the program will offer the opportunity for participants to learn firsthand how health policy issues affect the life and work of health professionals and others.

Through lectures and discussions with policy makers, enrollees will explore the forces influencing current policy and the policy-making process on many fronts—political, economic, social, technological, and international. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with Congressional members and staff during Capitol Hill Day.

Invited speakers include Sens. John Warner (R-Va.) and George Allen (R-Va.) and Delaware General Assembly member Bethany Hall Long (D-Del.). Featured guest faculty includes Diana Mason, editor, The American Journal of Nursing; Sheila Burke, deputy secretary and COO, the Smithsonian Institution; and Robin Stone, executive director of the Institute for the Future of Aging Services. Mason faculty members from the College of Nursing and Health Science who will participate are Sharon Brigner, Karen Drenkard, Carole Jennings, P.J. Maddox, and Mark Meiners.

Attendees may earn 3 graduate level credits or 4 CEUs by attending the institute. The two courses for graduate credit are HSCI/NURS 546, with emphasis on leadership, and HSCI/NURS 542 Health Policy.

For more information, call 703-993-1959.

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