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.
Preemption, Public Health, and Equity in the Time of COVID-19
Thursday, February 11, 9am PST / 12pm EST
Sarah de Guia, CEO of ChangeLab Solutions, will be hosting a Twitter briefing with Kim Haddow, founder of Local Solutions Support Center, and ChangeLab Solutions' vice president of law Sabrina Adler on the impact of preemption during the pandemic.
Many state executive orders issued in response to COVID-19 prevent local efforts to enact stronger policies that protect the health and well-being of communities, exacerbating the health and economic inequities affecting people of color, low-wage workers, and women. Join the event to find out what actions community advocates and local government can take to address preemption.
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Growing Policy Solutions for Improved Community Health
Friday, March 5, 10am PST / 1pm EST
ChangeLab Solutions’ CEO Sarah de Guia is hosting a webinar on how organizations and advocates are addressing inequity in their efforts to improve health outcomes. She’ll be joined by three leaders in public health and health equity: Oxiris Barbot, MD, adjunct assistant professor at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and senior fellow for public health and social justice at The JPB Foundation; Wendoly Marte, director of economic justice at Community Change; and Cara James, PhD, president and CEO of Grantmakers in Health.
As part one of a six-part virtual engagement series, Uprooting the Structural Drivers of Health Inequity, this webinar investigates the structural drivers of health inequities and how different sectors — including community-based organizations, government, and funders — are addressing them and advancing structural solutions.