COVID-19 Webinar Series

From April 2020 to July 2020, PIH hosted a series of webinars sharing updates and information on four key areas of PIH’s response to COVID-19. If you are interested in learning more about these topics and watching these webinars, below you will find descriptions and recordings.


Past Webinars:

COVID-19 Update from Navajo Nation

Webinar Date: Wednesday, July 15th, 2020

In mid-May, Navajo Nation surpassed New York for having the highest COVID-19 infection rate per capita in the U.S. But even during those dire days, there was hope. Join our leaders from the COPE program for an update on the COVID-19 response on Navajo Nation and hear about their continued efforts to provide critical care and support throughout the crisis. Hannah Sehn, interim executive director of COPE, and Dr. Sonya Shin, COPE's director of research, will be joined by key partners at Indian Health Service, Dr. Mia Lozada and Dr. Jennie Wei, to discuss their joint response to a COVID-19 hot spot.

COVID-19 Update from Navajo Nation Slides


Contact Tracing Update from the Front Lines 

Webinar Date: Monday, June 29th, 2020

PIH has championed the importance of contact tracing to stop the spread of COVID-19 globally. Join Dr. Emily Wroe, Director of Implementation & Design for the Partners In Health MA COVID Response, to learn more about this lifesaving strategy and hear directly from Oscar Baez a care resource coordinator and Celia Gillis a contact tracer, both helping with the COVID-19 response in Massachusetts.

PIH’s New US Public Health Accompaniment Unit

Webinar Date: Tuesday, June 16th, 2020

Last month, PIH launched the US Public Health Accompaniment Unit (USPHAU) to assist with local response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and we want to share more about this critical new opportunity with you. Join PIH leaders CEO Dr. Sheila Davis, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Joia Mukherjee, Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anatole Manzi and Director of the USPHAU Katie Bollbach to learn how PIH is engaging with U.S. government agencies, local jurisdictions, and their partners through technical advisory services and a learning collaborative.

PIH’s New US Public Health Accompaniment Unit Slides


PIH’s Global Approach to Tackling COVID-19

Webinar Date: Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

Join a panel of leaders from PIH-supported sites around the world to hear about the work being done, in partnership with local and national governments, to test, treat, and support patients dealing with COVID-19, as well as continue to provide the full range of care to the most vulnerable during this unprecedented time. You’ll hear directly from COPE Executive Director Nitumigaabow Champagne in Navajo Nation, Zanmi Lasante Senior Health and Policy Advisor Liz Campa, and PIH Director of Impact Emily Dally. I hope you can join us for these special updates and hear directly from my colleagues on the frontlines fighting COVID-19.

Global Response Slides


A COVID-19 Primer, and How to Stop its Spread

Webinar Date: Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

Join PIH’s Director of Research Dr. Megan Murray as she explains the epidemiology of COVID-19, what we know about the disease, and how it informs our work. You’ll also hear from John Welch, PIH’s director of partnerships & operations for Massachusetts’ COVID Response, on PIH’s partnership with the state of Massachusetts through the Community Tracing Collaborative, in which we are using lessons learned from our 30 years of experience tracking down infectious diseases globally and applying that to stopping COVID’s spread in the Commonwealth.


The Role of Nursing in a Global Pandemic

Webinar Date: Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

Join a panel of PIH nursing experts as they explore what it means to be on the frontlines of a global pandemic like COVID-19, both in the United States and in the countries where PIH works around the world. You’ll hear from Cory McMahon, PIH’s director of nursing and midwifery; Marc Julmisse, PIH’s deputy chief nursing officer and chief nursing officer of University Hospital in Mirebalais, Haiti; and John Welch, PIH’s director of partnerships & operations for Massachusetts’ COVID Response and Boston Children’s Hospital’s senior nurse anesthetist and pediatric nurse anesthesia fellowship director.

PIH Webinar The Role of Nursing Slides

Mental Health in the Time of COVID-19

Webinar Date: Tuesday, April 28th, 2020

Join Dr. Giuseppe (Bepi) Raviola, PIH’s director of mental health, to learn more about key practices to maintain good mental and emotional health for those practicing social distancing as part of efforts to prevent further spread of the novel coronavirus and its resulting disease, COVID-19.  Dr. Raviola will also discuss how PIH is taking action today to ensure mental health is part of care where we work around the world during this unprecedented pandemic.

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