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Preparing for the Next Pandemic: Strengthening the U.S. Public Health System

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The COVID-19 pandemic has made clear that America’s safety, health, and economic prosperity is dependent on a resilient and robust public health system. Given that it is not a question of if, but when, the next pandemic will occur, the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Future of Health Care Initiative will release a new report during a virtual event on June 29 that offers critical steps policymakers can take to strengthen the public health system for inevitable emergencies. BPC’s policy recommendations address three key areas: intergovernmental roles and responsibilities, data infrastructure, and public health financing. Please join BPC’s health leaders for a thoughtful discussion on the group’s timely recommendations.

Featured Participants

Opening remarks by:

Judy Monroe, M.D.
President and CEO, CDC Foundation

Julie Morita, M.D.
Executive Vice President, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Report Overview and Moderator:

Anand Parekh, M.D.
Chief Medical Advisor, BPC
Panel Discussion with Members of BPC’s Future of Health Care Initiative:

Jim Capretta
Resident Fellow and Milton Friedman Chair, AEI

Dan Crippen, Ph.D.
Former Director, Congressional Budget Office

Margaret Hamburg, M.D.
Former Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration

Chris Jennings
Former Senior Health Policy Advisor, Obama and Clinton Administrations; Fellow, BPC

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In light of restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, BPC events have shifted to all remote formats, such as video teleconferences or calls.

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