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Prioritizing Equity in Public Health Leadership Summit

Join the nation's public health officials and equity leaders for a day of discussions on evidence-based practices to address structural racism and advance health and racial equity.

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April 2021

April 12
Tackling Inequities in Digital Care

The rapid expansion of telehealth during the COVID-19 response has spotlighted the challenges of digital access for populations who have been marginalized. The digital divide will continue to exacerbate inequities. This webinar will spotlight innovative interventions that improve digital equity and potentially lower health disparities.

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March 2021

March 31
COVID-19 TechXpo

Join ASTHO for the first national convening of state and territorial health officials with local and federal partners focusing specifically on the use of technology to support the COVID-19 response. Plenary sessions will highlight thought leadership and practical tools developed to support case reporting and surveillance, laboratory testing and reporting, contact tracing and case investigation, and the various ways technology can support this historic national COVID-19 vaccination campaign.

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March 26
Shifting Power Workshop: Collaborations to Confront the Root Causes of Health Inequities

Across the United States, state and local health departments and community power-building organizations are collaborating to challenge the social, environmental, and economic conditions that create health and racial inequities.In that spirit, this discussion will highlight a framework to approach this work, along with examples of health department and community organizing collaborations.

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March 19
Institutionalizing Equity: Public Health Leaders Advance Organizational Change

This session will feature a discussion on the importance of leadership when implementing organizational changes to advance health and racial equity. Participants will learn effective methods to prioritize equity and utilize public health leadership to advance structural transformation.

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March 12
Transforming Public Health Through Leadership, Justice, and Racial Healing

This session will feature state and local health officials discussing how they managed multiple crises over the past year during heightened government mistrust while steadfastly working to accomplish their agencies’ missions. National change agent Gail Christopher will facilitate this conversation on how public health agencies can support efforts that move the country towards racial healing.

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March 10
Engaging Community Health Workers in Emergency Response

This expert-led webinar will provide an opportunity for state health agencies to learn from the experiences of other state and local health departments that have piloted programs aimed at integrating community health workers into their COVID-19 response efforts.

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March 5
Leadership and Policy: Actions to Address Racism as a Public Health Issue

This session will feature public health leaders discussing the fundamental drivers of health inequities and how public health agencies can advance equity-driven policy actions. Participants should expect to walk away with innovative policy solutions to narrow the gap in health inequalities.

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March 5-26
Health Equity Summit: Leading Equity Webinar Series

Held every Friday in March, this webinar series brings together leaders to share their perspectives on the national, organizational, and policy-level shifts needed to transform public health and advance health equity. Each webinar will feature keynote presentations from nationally recognized thought leaders and breakout discussions led by state health equity and minority health leaders. This series will help public health professionals re-imagine what equity-driven leadership means for their agencies and community.

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