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Northwest Center for Public Health Practice

Public Health Training, Research, and Evaluation for the Northwest

Hot Topics in Practice: Alaska Tribal Perspective on COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts

As the country’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts continue, many unique challenges and successes are emerging.

In the May session of Hot Topics in Practice, public health leaders from Alaska share what’s working in their state.

This one-hour webinar will consider how Alaska’s health systems are working together in creative ways to help make their state a national leader in vaccine distribution. The presenters will review their particular strategies for overcoming geographical, infrastructural, and historical challenges to get vaccines into remote locations. Yes, some vaccines have been delivered by dogsled.

Register today to learn about systems thinking for successful vaccine distribution in Alaska. For more background on this topic, watch the archived recording of the July 2020 Hot Topics in Practice session.

Presenters:
Verné Boerner, President and CEO, Alaska Native Health Board
Anne Zink, MD, Chief Health Officer, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services

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: 
Thursday, May 27, 2021, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm PDT