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Upcoming Meetings and Web Conferences

AHRQ's State Healthcare Quality Improvement Workshop: Tools You Can Use to Make a Difference
Phoenix, AZ
January 17–18, 2008

Health Action 2008: Families USA National Grassroots Meeting
Washington, DC
January 24–26, 2008

National Academy of Social Insurance: Getting to Universal Health Insurance Coverage
Washington, DC
January 31–February 1, 2008

State Health Research and Policy Interest Group 2008 Policy Breakfast
Washington, DC
February 5, 2008

AcademyHealth's National Health Policy Conference
Washington, DC
February 4–5, 2008

State Coverage Initiatives Winter Meeting for State Officials
February 6–8, 2008
Nashville, TN

Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Seminar on Engaging with Physicians in a Shared Quality Agenda
February 12–13, 2008

2008 Public Health Preparedness Summit
Atlanta, GA
February 19–22, 2008

Web Conference
Public Employee Health Plans and Health Care Quality Improvement—Improving Quality: Addressing Cost

Beginning in January, this free Web conference series will feature the efforts of public employee health plans to improve health care quality. The January 31 meeting, to be held from 3-5 p.m. EST, will focus on Aligning Incentives for Insurers and Providers.

For more information or to register, please send an e-mail to [email protected] or contact Aaron McKethan (Lewin Principal Investigator) at (703) 269-5633 or [email protected].

Sponsored by The Commonwealth Fund's State Innovations program and facilitated by The Lewin Group

Web Conference
Leading the Way?: Maine's Experience in Expanding Coverage
February 1, 2008
12:30–2:00 p.m. EST

Join The Commonwealth Fund's State Innovations program and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization and State Coverage Initiatives programs for a Web conference to share findings from an evaluation of Maine's progress in providing affordable health insurance coverage to its residents.

You can register for the Cyber Seminar at Look for an e-alert from The Commonwealth Fund in early January with a link to a registration page.

Call for Papers
Showcase your state health policy research at the State Health Research and Policy Interest Group (SHRPIG) meeting to be held in conjunction with Academy Health's 2008 Annual Research Meeting on Saturday, June 7, 2008, in Washington, D.C. The State Health Research and Policy Interest Group meeting, sponsored in part by The Commonwealth Fund, offers researchers, policymakers, and practitioners the opportunity to share recent state-level research that emphasizes the unique challenges of working within a state policy and political environment. Papers that demonstrate innovative approaches to addressing state policy research needs, sound applied policy research methods, effective strategies for collaborating with state agencies and policy decision makers, and promising communication tools are being sought. Apply by Friday, February 1, 2008.

To apply, visit

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