The COVID-19 pandemic has made clear that the nation’s health, safety, and economic prosperity depends on its ability to minimize the effects of devastating public health threats. The nation’s resilience to current and future public health threats is largely dependent upon a modern U.S. public health system of state and local health departments that have the resources, capacities, and workforce to protect and promote health for all Americans.
Join the Bipartisan Policy Center, national public health associations, and philanthropic foundations as they release a report from the bipartisan Public Health Forward Task Force establishing a 5-year vision for governmental public health in the U.S. and an actionable framework for state and local elected and public health officials to enhance public health infrastructure.
Opening remarks with:
Brian Castrucci, DrPH, MA
President and CEO, de Beaumont Foundation
Anand Parekh, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Advisor, BPC
Panel discussion one with:
Mary Ann Borgeson
Commissioner, Douglas County, Nebraska
Former Governor, Ohio
Mayor, Town of Wethersfield, Connecticut
Phyllis J. Randall
Chair At-Large, Loudon County Board of Supervisors, Virginia
Georges C. Benjamin, MD
Executive Director, American Public Health Association; moderator
Panel discussion two with:
Michael Curry, Esq.
President and CEO, Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers; Member, National Board of Directors, NAACP
President and CEO, Lutheran Services in America
Steven M. Levine
Vice President of Innovation, Essentials Hospitals Institute; Director, America’s Essential Hospitals
Kathy Talkington, MPA
Director of Health Programs, The Pew Charitable Trusts