Public health agencies need more flexibility to effectively prevent and respond to emerging issues like wildfires and COVID-19, but core funding for new approaches has been declining for years.

In the August session of Hot Topics in Practice, John Auerbach, President and CEO of Trust for America’s Health, examines what has led to the chronic underfunding of federal, state, and local public health systems, and what can be done to repair the damage.

This one-hour webinar will review key elements of a recent report from Trust for America’s Health that chronicles the impacts of shrinking funding and propose priorities and policies for reinvesting in emergency preparedness and the social and economic conditions that promote health equity in the coming years.

John Auerbach, MBA, President and CEO, Trust for America’s Health

Register today to learn about a new interactive resource for strengthening mentorship in public health.

These monthly Web-conferencing events, sponsored by the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, provide an authoritative hour-long forum for discussing topics that are important to the public health practice community and the tribal health units in the six Northwest states: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming.

Event Date/Time: 
Monday, August 31, 2020, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm PDT