August 4, 2020

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.

Register today to learn about the investments needed to build a modern public health system.

Reinvesting in a 21st Century Public Health System

Date: August 31, 2020, noon to 1:00 p.m. (Pacific)

Intended Audiences

Local, state, and tribal public health professionals; leaders and administrators; elected officials and other decision-makers


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

About Hot Topics in Practice

Hot Topics in Practice is a monthly webinar forum to discuss issues affecting public health practice.