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Conferences. Senior-level, invitation-only meetings that focus on presenting evidence, highlighting innovative programs, clarifying the real issues in divisive policy debates, and developing consensus on options for moving forward. Forum conferences are explicitly designed to allow time for interactive discussion among speakers, members, and invited participants, which include key government, academic, and policy experts. The Forum’s conferences consistently elicited strong enthusiasm from Forum members and invited participants.

Workgroups. Small multi-stakeholder working groups that identify priorities, develop concepts for future Forum meetings, and prepare policy analyses supporting these areas. Past workgroups have focused on value-based innovation and the role of evidence in decision making.

Congressional Briefings. A roundtable format to provide health system leaders and federal officials information and a format for discussion and collaboration. We are often asked to do this because the Forum is a neutral, academic entity that can present the viewpoints of multiple stakeholders.

 Conference reports and policy briefs. User-friendly series to support ongoing conversations between the Health Industry Forum members, their key constituents, and colleagues. In an attempt to “extend the shelf life” of conversations initiated through the Forum, the policy briefs [link to that page] are short, analytical overviews that outline the key arguments surrounding important healthcare issues. Conference reports [link to that page] summarize the major Forum meetings, and present the viewpoints of all speakers, allowing a more detailed, nuanced review of the policy discussion.  

Senior Policy Roundtables. A small group of approximately 15 Forum members and staff will meet with senior government officials or key policy experts for an informal discussion of a specific healthcare issues. This format affords rich discussions that incorporate both business and policy considerations. These Roundtables are available only to organizations that are Charter Members of the Health Industry Forum.

On-site Policy Seminars. A series of on-site policy discussions that build directly on prior conferences, led by a senior policy analyst from The Health Industry Forum. Hosting these seminars at member-company facilities allows for education and participation by a broader group of company staff.

Meeting Co-Sponsorship.  An opportunity for additional industry feedback and participation. The co-sponsors will have co-branding opportunities on written materials, be able to post HIF conference reports on its website, and invite additional representatives from their organization.

Networking Dinners.  In conjunction with HIF conferences, these dinners afford an opportunity for members to informally meet the conference speakers and panelists and discuss policy issues one-on-one.