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Recent HSB events

The DC Health Systems Board was established in 2008 during the fist phase of the Future Health Systems consoritum.  The HSB provides a forum in the Greater Capital Area for discussion and debate about current issues in health systems research and policies relevant to low- and middle-income countries. The HSB hosts frequent meetings at a variety of venues around DC and Baltimore, where discussions concern both research about health systems and current policy issues related to health systems. Visit the HSB website for more information, public event listings and to become a member >>


  • To promote greater knowledge and understanding regarding health system issues among policy makers, analysts and researchers engaged in work on health systems in the Greater Capital Area
  • To provide a forum to promote better coordination through the informal exchange of ideas, and policy discussions among key individuals involved in health systems work in the Greater Capital Area
  • To stimulate thinking about innovative and needed methods and approaches to answer critical health systems research questions

Functioning and membership

Membership in the Health Systems Board is on an individual basis, though the Board strives to seek an appropriate balance of organizational representation in its invited discussion series. Current organizing members of the Board are listed below. Organizing members take it in turns to organize lectures and discussions.