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The Role of Public Health in Pandemics
March 23 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Join us for a brand new online training!
Topics: Public health history, lessons learned from past disease outbreaks, community efforts to address COVID-19.
Description: Public health has evolved over time and plays an important role in people’s lives. Take COVID-19 for example, which has had a disproportionate impact on Black, Indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC) and has made the case for greater investments in policy, systems, and environmental changes and in equitable public health practices. In this training, participants will explore the role of public health in pandemics and how centering equity protects us all versus just some.
Audience: Coalition members and leaders, public health professionals and historians, community members.
Trainers: Daisy Ortega and Tonayo Crow, Health Resources in Action
Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to:
- Understand the history of public health, especially as it pertains to epidemics/pandemics and disease outbreaks.
- Explore a timeline of public health to make connections between past and present.
- Identify public health strategies and tools that can be used to address threats to health (e.g. disease).
MADPH Coalition Criteria Addressed:
- Shared vision including a focus on reducing health disparities and promoting health equity.
- Effective utilization of data to inform goal and activity selection, implementation, and evaluation.
- Consistency with MDPH’s goals and priorities.