Join Health & Medicine for the second forum in a two-part series. This forum will focus on developing an agenda for a strong public health system. We will discuss ideas for rebuilding public health investment, workforce, training and education, and infrastructure.
In 2019, the U.S. was ranked #1 for being the most prepared for a pandemic, but major failures have hurt the COVID-19 response. One critical part of the story is the history of disinvestment in public health, leaving our current systems woefully inadequate.
As COVID-19 reminds us everyday, the condition of our public health systems is a matter of life and death. Long-term health and social inequities compounded by COVID-19 reveal this crisis to be yet another matter of health injustice. So, what should we be demanding for a strong public health system, prepared to both respond to pandemics and emergencies––and proactively advance health equity?
Chicago Health Justice Forum: A Virtual Discussion
Fighting For Our Lives: Public Health Historical Context For COVID-19 Part II
Thursday, August 20th, 4-5:30 pm CT
The following questions will guide the discussion, with time for questions from the audience:
- What is needed to fully repair the public health system for responding to COVID-19?
- What should be on the agenda to rebuild the public health system?
- What steps should be taken to prepare for other epidemics, pandemics, and public health emergencies?
- What types of training and education is needed for the public health workforce?
- How do we ensure a focus on social justice-oriented public health practice?