Politics, perceptions and the role of evidence in an uncertain world

Posted on September 13, 2017

Thursday October 26, 2017
9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square
75 E State Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Given the exceptionally partisan political climate and skepticism toward information that doesn’t adhere to particular points of view, it is difficult for policymakers to evaluate the evidence needed to implement effective health policy. And with a new administration signaling that states will have greater opportunity to take the lead on policy decisions, it becomes even more critical that state leaders have access to reliable data and analysis.

This forum will explore the importance of evidence-based decision making, particularly at the state level, and how policymakers can overcome opposition to evidence that challenges pre-conceived partisan ideology.

Keynote Speaker:
* Ron Haskins, Brookings Institution

Lunch with be served (vegetarian options available)

Registration begins at 9 am, with program starting at 9:30 am.

The forum general attendance fee is $65. For additional fee options, please see the registration page. 

Click here to register.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made in writing to Alana Clark-Kirk at aclarkkirk@hpio.net. The last day to cancel registration for a full refund is one week prior to the event (Oct. 19, 2017). A cancellation fee of $15 will be deducted from your refund for all cancellations received after Oct. 19. If you do not send us notification of cancellation prior to the event on Oct. 26, you will be required to remit the full amount of the registration fee. Those who do not remit payment will be required to pay in advance for any future events.

Note for State Employees and Legislators: Forum registration fee can be waived for all State of Ohio executive branch employees, legislators and staff. However, state employees, legislators and staff that are reportable persons should note that their attendance at the event is subject to JLEC disclosure if their forum registration fee is waived.

Reportable persons are required to file a financial disclosure form (FDS) with JLEC. If you are unsure whether or not you are reportable, please consult your legal counsel.

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Health Policy Institute of Ohio