Equitable Rebuilding from COVID-19: Strengthening Protections for Communities
Tuesday, June 22, 10am PT / 1pm ET
Hosted by the Network for Public Health Law
ChangeLab Solutions vice president of law Sabrina Adler will join panelists from the Network for Public Health Law in discussing public health challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic. From ensuring the safety of voters to making difficult decisions under extreme conditions, public health professionals have had to address unprecedented and complicated issues in the process of exercising their authority.
Moderated by Kathi Hoke, director of the Network for Public Health Law's Eastern Region Office, the panel includes Peter D. Jacobson, co-director of the Network for Public Health Law's Mid-States Region Office, and Dawn M. Hunter, deputy director of the Network for Public Health Law's Southeastern Region Office. The discussion will highlight how our public health emergency response can be strengthened to address the inequities exacerbated by the pandemic.
Data and Innovative Approaches for Sustainable Systems-Wide Changes to Reduce the Prevalence of Obesity
Tuesday, June 22, 10:30 PT / 1:30pm ET
Hosted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
ChangeLab Solutions CEO Sarah de Guia will speak as part of the Roundtable on Obesity Solutions' virtual workshop on data and innovative approaches for sustainable systems-wide changes to reduce the prevalence of obesity.
The four sessions of the workshop, beginning at 10am ET / 7am PT, will explore innovative data and policy approaches to obesity solutions, connecting health communications to current modeling and data-driven efforts. The sessions will examine ways to leverage these connections and their impact on other obesity drivers across multiple levels and sectors of society.
Public Health Law for Practitioners
Monday, June 28, 8am PT / 11am ET
Hosted by NACCHO 360
What is the connection between law and health outcomes? At the 2021 NACCHO 360 Conference, ChangeLab Solutions senior policy analyst Nessia Berner Wong and managing director Alexis Etow will provide training on the role of our legal system in improving population health. Their interactive session, designed for local public health practitioners, will address topics like the legal powers of public health agencies and how the law affects the social determinants of health. Additionally, public health practitioners will have an opportunity to provide input for a feasibility study on the requirements for standardized legal training in public health programs.
Public Health at a Crossroads: Structural Racism and the Law
Thursday, July 1, 10:30am PT / 1:30pm ET
Hosted by NACCHO 360
CEO Sarah de Guia will be a keynote speaker at the 2021 NACCHO 360 Conference. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought racial inequities to the forefront and highlighted the disparate impact on health outcomes amongst communities of color. The underlying causes of these disparities are rooted in racism that has been woven into the fabric of our institutions and reinforced by policy and law. Public health plays a key role in changing existing policy and creating new laws to promote healthier communities.
Exiting One Pandemic, Preparing Public Health Policy and Law for the Next
Thursday, July 1, 12:45 PT / 3:45pm ET
Hosted by NACCHO 360
Sarah de Guia, CEO of ChangeLab Solutions, will present at the 2021 NACCHO 360 Conference. Based on the findings and recommendations of over 50 experts from two reports —Assessing Legal Responses to COVID-19 (August 2020) and Assessing Legal Responses to COVID-19: Lessons Learned and Recommendations (March 2021) — this presentation will provide a roadmap for increasing local capacity to successfully exit the current pandemic while preparing for the next.
Sarah de Guia will be presenting with Nicolas Terry, Hall Render Professor of Law and executive director of the Hall Center for Law and Health at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law; Lance Gable, associate professor of law at Wayne State University; and Donna Levin, national director of the Network for Public Health Law. The panelists will discuss the importance of addressing equity in all laws and policies, highlight specific legal considerations and recommendations, and provide actionable ways for local health officials to use law and policy as levers to improve service delivery and emergency response.