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.
Deputy Health Policy Director
Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP)
Andi Fristedt is the Deputy Health Policy Director for Ranking Member Patty Murray on the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) and the Senator’s principle advisor on public health policy. She first came to the HELP Committee as staff to then-Chairman Senator Tom Harkin in 2011. Prior…
Director, External Relations and Outreach
Trust for America's Health
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…
Digital Communications Strategist
Public Health Institute
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.
Program Coordinator, Community Transformation Partnership
Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department
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…
Vice President, Public Policy and Programs
Public Health Institute
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…