It's summer time! And as we enjoy the outdoors, beaches, and warm summer nights, members of Congress will also be coming home for the August Recess! As champions for prevention, this is a critical time to engage our members and show them how the Prevention and Public Health Fund is working in their communities. During this Web Forum we will hear from Senator Harkin's staff who will talk about recent efforts on the Hill to support the fund and share what some Community Transformation Grant (CTG) communities are doing to educate their lawmakers. We will discuss strategies to engage members of Congress over the August Recess to educate them about how their communities are benefiting from the Prevention and Public Health Fund. Please join us in this discussion as we continue to make prevention a national priority.

Presenters

Andi Fristedt, MPA

Health Policy Advisor

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pension (HELP) Committee

Washington, DC

Andi Fristedt is a Senior Health Policy Advisor with the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. She works for Ranking Member Patty Murray of Washington. Andi’s portfolio on the Committee includes public health, global health, and medical research.  Prior to joining the Committee staff, Andi worked at the…

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Sue Polis

Director, External Relations and Outreach

Trust for America's Health

Washington DC

Sue Pechilio Polis is responsible for the development and management of TFAH’s advocacy outreach efforts in support of the organization’s public policy goals. Prior to joining TFAH, Ms. Polis worked at AARP on health and financial security-related advocacy, outreach, campaign planning and implementation efforts most recently on the Initiative on…

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Lily Swartz

Digital Communications Strategist

Public Health Institute

Oakland, CA


Lily Swartz coordinates and implements Prevention Institute’s communications approach and efforts, including overall strategy development, media advocacy, media outreach, messaging and framing, and technical support. She also developed and maintains the organization's social media strategy, designed to expand the reach and impact of community prevention work.

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Kathleen MacGuire

Program Coordinator, Community Transformation Partnership

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department

Tacoma, Washington

Kathleen MacGuire is the program manager for the Community Transformation Grant in Pierce County, Washington. Kathleen received her Master of Public Health degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and works in health policy research, development and implementation with a primary focus on community based approaches to…

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Moderator

Matthew Marsom

Vice President, Public Policy and Programs

Public Health Institute

Oakland, CA

As Vice President for Public Policy and Programs for the Public Health Institute (PHI), Matthew works to advance and support the public policy goals of the organization’s domestic and global health programs. He is responsible for designing and implementing strategy for monitoring and influencing public policy, legislation and regulations affecting…

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