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APHA Policy Action Institute

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Washington, D.C. (Ronald Reagan International Trade Building) and Online


Jun 15 2023 - Jun 16 2023

Thanks to all who participated in the 2023 Policy Action Institute!

Event recordings now available for registrants. If you did not register, you can purchase the recordings.

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Two photos from the 2023 Policy Action Institute. In the first, four attendees pose for a photo in front of an APHA banner. In the second, two panelists are sitting on stage. One is speaking and gesturing with her hands. 

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Capitol dome APHA Policy Action Institute

APHA’s Policy Action Institute brings the importance of policy to the forefront.

Hosted online and in-person, APHA's Policy Action Institute (Thursday, June 15) brings together public health leaders, students and advocacy experts for a collaborative event to discuss proven and proposed policy solutions to tackle today’s most pressing health threats at the local, state and federal levels.

New for 2023 - Optional Second Day (in-person only)

On Friday, June 16, in-person attendees have the option to participate in a new experience called Putting Policy Into Action. This second day is designed to make attendees better advocates for public health. Attendees will learn by hearing firsthand from experts in advocacy, lobbying and communications and by practicing skills in a small group setting. View the agenda for Putting Policy Into Action. 


The Institute will be held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center located at 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.

Housing - The headquarters hotel is the Marriott Washington Metro Center. The APHA discounted rate is no longer available but we encourage you to book at the Marriott as the place of networking. 


  • Accessibility: It is the policy of APHA to hold meetings, conferences and professional gatherings where physical and communication barriers do not exclude people with disabilities from attending and participating. The virtual event will be closed captioned. Should you require specific needs to attend virtually or in-person please include details in your registration or email

Thank you to our event supporters!



logo, Kaiser Permanente

America's Health Rankings, UnitedHealth Foundation



Interested in becoming a sponsor for the 2023 Policy Action Institute? Contact Edward Shipley, 202-777-2429.


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Read Public Health Under Siege: Improving Policy in Turbulent Times, a book sparked by the 2019 event that explores the impact of policy on our nation's health and offers specific actions to improve health and extend life expectancy.