Adapting Public Health to the New Normal: A Virtual Conference (Non-CHLP)

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August 4, 2020 to August 21, 2020

Conference Overview

The Western Region Public Health Training Center (WRPHTC) is hosting a virtual conference on “Adapting Public Health to the New Normal.” As the public health workforce works to address multiple public health crises in 2020, including COVID-19 and racism, it has become clear that “normal” is no longer functional for the majority of society. There is an immediate need to reframe and generate a new paradigm that promotes health using lessons learned about effective use of technology and by addressing the social determinants of health that result in health disparities.
 
The goal of the conference is to present strategies for the adaptation of public health services. This virtual conference is an opportunity to share strategies to improve the ability of public health to effectively address health disparities and to adapt public health services to the current pandemic situation, discuss application of those strategies with experts, and prepare for change.
 
This will be an interactive conference about strategies to improve the ability of public health to effectively address health disparities and to adapt public health services to the current pandemic situation. There will be a combination of live and pre-recorded presentations on the conference agenda, as well as discussion boards for you to interact with your fellow conference participants. One of the benefits of having this conference in a completely virtual format, apart from being able to participate from your home or office, are that the recordings will be available for you to access online whenever you’re available. Conference sessions, including the live Q&A sessions on Fridays, will be active from 11am-2pm Pacific Time.
 
For more information about this virtual conference, please visit the WRPHTC Conference Homepage.

Conference Itinerary

All conference sessions are listed below by date and topic. Each session takes place from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm PDT / 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT. To view a more detailed conference itinerary on the WRPHTC website, please refer to the conference program page.
 

Tuesday, August 4

Topic: Keynote & Telehealth

 

Thursday, August 6

Topic: Mental Health

 

Tuesday, August 11

Topic: Health Equity & Health Disparities

 

Thursday, August 13

Topic: Housing and Homelessness

 

Tuesday, August 18

Topic: Workforce Development

 

Thursday, August 20

Topic: Leadership & Systems Thinking