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Opportunity in Economic Crisis: Transforming Public Health in the 21st Century

February 17, 2009. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, David Fleming, MD, discusses changes in public health advocacy, practices and priorities that might be enabled by the economic downturns.

Quick Facts

Topics: Law and Policy & Ethics, Leadership & Management

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

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Description

The economic downturn since 2008 precipitated a public health funding crisis in many state and local health departments. In any crisis, there may be opportunity. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, David Fleming, MD, discusses changes in public health advocacy, practices and priorities that might be enabled by the crisis. He also talks about changes that may be necessary for public health to survive in the 21st century.

Air date: February 17, 2009

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the effect of the economic crisis on overall public health funding for your department and the nature of optimum funding solutions.
  • Asses the extent to which key public health principles are in conflict with effective public health advocacy.
  • Identify the weaknesses in current public health business practices and key opportunities for doing things differently.
  • Summarize key future directions of public health programs towards which we wish to be developing solutions

Intended Audience

Local and state public health practitioners and leaders; Public health nursing leaders; Local and state emergency management staff

Slides

Quick Facts

Topics: Law and Policy & Ethics, Leadership & Management

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

Presenter

David W. Fleming, MD, is Director and Health Officer for Public Health - Seattle & King County, a large metropolitan health department serving a resident population of 1.8 million people. Programs and services range from core prevention activities to environmental health, community oriented primary care, emergency medical services, correctional health services, and public health preparedness.

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