For the past 13 years, PolicyLab has been steadfast in working toward its mission to achieve optimal child health and well-being by informing program and policy changes through interdisciplinary research. Knowing collaboration is essential to attaining improved child health outcomes, we are partnering with AcademyHealth to host an exciting forum under the theme, “Bridging New Partnerships, Creating Change,” which will convene leaders in children’s health from the Pennsylvania region and Washington D.C., for a local and national look at how we can bridge research, policy, and practice to address the most pressing issues facing youth and their families.
Following our highly successful inaugural forum in 2018, PolicyLab Forum 2022, which will be held in-person at the world-renowned Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, is intended to propel forward innovative solutions for important topics such as aiding schools with COVID-19 recovery, the youth behavioral health crisis, addressing social needs in pediatric settings, caregiver health and much more. Each attendee will have the option to follow a behavioral health or health equity track throughout the entire event.
The forum will include many networking opportunities, including an evening reception on May 9. PolicyLab will also award a “Children’s Champion Award,” recognizing an individual for a distinguished legacy of impactful advocacy to improve children’s health policy and practice, and “Outstanding Youth Awards” to inspiring children and teens making a difference in our community. Don’t miss out: Register today for this exciting event, and look out for updates as we add more speakers to our agenda!
Who should attend?
Policymakers · Program developers · Child health advocates · Researchers · Public health professionals · Providers · Education leaders
Have a question? Read below for answers to a few common FAQs, or reach out to Lauren Walens, Strategic Communications & Operations Director, at WalensL@chop.edu.
Frequently Asked Questions
When does early bird pricing end?
Early bird pricing for regular registration ($275) ends Feb. 15, 2022. The regular registration fee after February 15 will be $375. We are also offering discounted rates for government and nonprofit employees and students.
Can I register for one day?
We do not offer the option to register for one day. We have one registration fee for both days that covers the cost of hosting the event for each attendee.
When is the last day to register?
You have until April 22, 2022, to register for the event.
Is PolicyLab offering any student scholarships?
Yes, PolicyLab is offering a limited number of scholarships for undergraduate and full-time graduate students interested in attending the forum. If interested, please email Lauren Walens by Feb. 24, 2022, with a few sentences on why you’re interested in attending this event. Recipients will be notified about scholarships by March 17, 2022.
Will there be a virtual component?
PolicyLab Forum 2022 will be held in-person for a day and a half. There will be no opportunity for virtual participation during the live event.
What are the COVID-19 protocols?
The Kimmel Center’s current policy is that all guests 12 years of age or older for all public events will be required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination for entry into all Kimmel Cultural Campus venues. Attendees will be required to show photo identification with their vaccination proof.
- As of December 2021, “Fully Vaccinated” means that a guest’s event is at least 14 days after their final COVID-19 vaccine dose.
- Valid proof of vaccination includes: vaccination card, photo or digital copy of proof of vaccination
- Proof of a negative COVID-19 test will not be accepted, with the exception of children under the age of 12
- All patrons are required to wear masks inside the venue at all times (except when consuming food or beverage). Prolonged periods of mask removal are not permitted.
How can I receive updates about the agenda?
You can find our Agenda at a Glance here, which we will update regularly as new speakers and details are confirmed. We will share larger updates about the agenda through our newsletter—be sure to subscribe to it here—and plan to launch an event app a few months before the event with all of the details about each session.
Are you offering CME or CEU Credits?
We are not offering CME credits for this event, but we are offering CEU credits.
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is a pre-approved provider of continuing education credits for Pennsylvania Licensed Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors. Participants licensed in Pennsylvania who attend PolicyLab Forum 2022 and complete the required evaluation are eligible for 8.0 Continuing Education Credits. Participants licensed in other states should check with local licensing boards to determine continuing education approval.
Is parking available at the Kimmel Center?
Yes, parking is available for a fee. You can find more information on parking here.
How can I stay connected via social media?
Our partners are crucial to the success of this event. If your organization is interested in supporting PolicyLab Forum 2022, please view our support package document, located below. Thank you in advance for your support!