We specialize in representation of national and state associations, coalitions, fortune 500 companies and national nonprofits in the health care delivery, health policy and health product manufacturing spaces.
Our clients are leading voices in assisted living, cancer care, chronic kidney disease, diagnostic medicine & medical imaging, medical device manufacturers, end-stage renal disease (ESRD), health information technology (HIT), home healthcare, long-term care, Medicare & Medicaid reimbursement, patient advocacy, radiation oncology, and skilled nursing care.
What People Say About Us
Kent ThiryCEO / DaVita
We have now worked with Schmidt Public Affairs for about a decade. They bring distinctive experience, energy, honesty and wisdom to the table. Equally important, they do not just pull out the same playbook for every year or every issue. They are true partners.
Tracy SpicerFounding Partner / Avenue Solutions
I have had the privilege of working with John Schmidt and his team at SPA for many years and truly believe they are among the best in the business. John and his team are masterful at helping position clients for success. Their expertise, strategic capabilities and vast media contacts have helped numerous clients effectively communicate their messages inside the beltway, in hometown media, on Capitol Hill and with the Administration. They are simply the best!
John SchaefflerExecutive Global Government Relations Leader / GE
I’ve worked with Schmidt Public Affairs for over a decade at three different organizations. At each stop, SPA has customized and executed communications and public affairs strategies to position us for success. These guys are the best and the grown-ups in this space. They are with me every step of the way – and are often one step ahead.
Bruce YarwoodFormer CEO / American Health Care Association
I have known John Schmidt and his team for over 15 years. In that time the work of his team, and himself, has been extraordinary. Always on time, always on target. His effort and support have been professional and successful. My efforts were enhanced by John and his team. He is the best.
John JonasPartner / Akin Gump
In Washington you have to know the difference between those that play to play and those that play to win. John is in that small group which pursues victory with relentless hard work and vision. He and his highly talented team have the perfect mix of key press contracts, strategic vision and old-fashioned hard work. You don’t want to go into battle without them.
Matt BrowPresident/General Manager / Avalere Health
For more than ten years, we have relied on Schmidt Public Affairs for advice, counsel and action in support of our public policy goals. The experienced professionals at SPA are trusted members of our team and they excel in keeping us ahead of the game – in DC and beyond.
Bob WoodPresident / BGR Government Affairs
We have had the pleasure of partnering with John and his seasoned team on numerous projects over the last decade. Whether it be proposed nursing home cuts or dialysis payments hurting patient access, John and his team always rise to the occasion for the client. Their public affairs expertise has been an essential component of getting our messages back to Capitol Hill and key decision makers. Schmidt PA is guaranteed to put real “lead on the target”!