Capitol Hill Steering Committee Members

Capitol Hill Steering Committee on Telehealth and Healthcare Informatics

One major component of the Institute’s programs is leadership of the Capitol Hill Steering Committee on Telehealth and Healthcare Informatics. Since 1993, the Steering Committee has convened more than 170 widely attended educational sessions and healthcare information technology demonstrations for members of Congress, congressional staff, key federal agency officials, industry professionals and the general public. 

U.S. Senators 
Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)
Mike Crapo (R-ID)
Angus King (I-ME)
Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
John Thune (R-SD)
Tom Udall (D-NM)
Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)

U.S. House of Representatives
Michael Burgess (R-TX)
Doris Matsui (D-CA)
Dina Titus (D-NV)



Global Health Equity Week

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Internships and Externships

The Institute operates Internship and Externship programs, which have hosted students working on self-directed healthcare policy projects since 2004. The programs are tailored to support college undergraduate and graduate students. In addition to internship placements, the Institute participates in the University of California Externship Program and the Georgetown University School of Medicine’s Selective for first year medical students.


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