Envisioning the Future of Public Health in California
Thursday, February 11, 10am PST / 1pm EST
ChangeLab Solutions CEO Sarah de Guia will be presenting at Envisioning the Future of Public Health in California, a workshop at the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network's Voices for Change conference, a three-day virtual event.
The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the devastating consequences of underfunding our public health systems, which are now struggling to adequately respond to the disease and its socioeconomic impacts. The movement for Black lives is another wake-up call for public health to embrace its core mission by actively eliminating structural injustices and barriers to achieving optimal health for our society’s most marginalized people. This workshop suggests that moving toward the vision of health for all as well as long-term economic recovery requires not only building and strengthening partnerships and collaborations across all sectors but valuing and leveraging community-based practices, community partnerships, and community self-determination in those collaborations.