This one-hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, explores strategies for building trust and confidence in local public health.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the unique characteristics of Idaho’s South Central Public Health District and how COVID-19 has impacted the people and industries there.
  • List key leadership strategies for building trust with elected officials, community partners, and the public to address the health risks associated with a pandemic.
  • Consider lessons learned for navigating the politics of a pandemic.

Intended Audiences

Local, state, and tribal public health professionals; community health partners


Melody Bowyer, MBA, District Director, South Central Public Health District, Idaho

Discussion Questions

  1. How do you best tailor mitigation strategies to meet communities’ specific needs in response to COVID-19?
  2. How can leaders promote resiliency within the public health workforce during and after a pandemic?


Photograph of a person looking at a cloth face mask in their hands.
Air Date: 
Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm PDT
Infectious Disease & Immunizations
Leadership & Management
1 hour
Hot Topics in Practice
Competency Domains: 
Community Dimensions of Practice Skills