2017 brings new opportunities and challenges to strengthen prevention and population health. Now, more than ever, public health and partners across multiple sectors must work together to educate policymakers to ensure greater awareness of the importance of investing in prevention and public health. Please join American Public Health Association, Prevention Institute, Public Health Institute, and Trust for America's Health for a Dialogue4Health Web Forum featuring a panel discussion highlighting advocacy opportunities to advance prevention, equity and public health with the new Administration and Congress. The Web Forum will also include strategies to ensure robust communications are provided to key audiences including policymakers and a Q&A session with the panelists.

This Web Forum will provide valuable information for those working in sectors such as Public Health, Advocates, Education, Business, Community-based Organizations, Education, Faith-based Organizations, Hospitals/Health Systems, Insurers, Housing, and Hunger.


Donald Hoppert

Director of Government Relations

American Public Health Association (APHA)

Washington, DC

Don Hoppert is the Director of Government Relations at the American Public Health Association. In this role, he leads the association's government relations and grassroots advocacy activities on a variety of legislative issues including public health funding, health reform, climate change, injury control and prevention and nutrition and agriculture issues.…

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Sana Chehimi, MPH


Prevention Institute

Washington, DC

Sana Chehimi oversees projects related to community prevention, health reform, and communications. Her work focuses on developing tools and strategies to promote healthier, more equitable environments. Sana co-edited Prevention Is Primary: Strategies for Community Wellbeing, one of the first academic texts on primary prevention; the Second Edition was published in August…

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Nora Connors, JD, MPH

Deputy Director of Public Policy & Partnerships

Public Health Institute

Nora Connors has over a decade of experience in health care in government, academia, and the private sector. In her current position as Deputy Director for Public Policy & Partnerships at the Public Health Institute (PHI), Nora leads federal policy and partnership development for PHI and its programs in Washington,…

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Becky Salay

Director, Government Relations

Trust for America’s Health

Washington, DC

Becky Salay is the Director of Government Relations at TFAH, ensuring the group's public policy agenda is implemented at all levels of government: federal, state and local. Previously, she was the Associate Director of Government Affairs at the Center for American Progress, where she worked on health reform, education, work/life…

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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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