PIH-US hosts ongoing webinars featuring updates on our work around the country. Below you will find information on past webinars and be able to access recordings. If you have any questions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Building The Community Health Workforce of the Future, presented by Partners In Health
Webinar Date: September 22, 2021
Description: Across the country, community health workers have become trusted messengers on the front lines of strong primary care systems, accompanying patients, helping manage care, and coordinating with health centers and hospitals. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, this workforce has ensured people have the social and material support they need to stay safe, while also building trust in the vaccines. Today’s panelists will lead a dialogue speaking to the essential role of this community-based workforce.
Revolving Doors: Stopping COVID-19 in prisons, jails, and their surrounding communities
Webinar Date: April 6, 2021
Description: This session provides public health and health care professionals with information on COVID-19 issues facing incarcerated people and recommended responses, highlighting examples of progress and practical approaches for engagement and advocacy.
Achieving Equity in Vaccine Rollout: Integrating Social Support Programs to Build Healthier Communities
Webinar Date: March 17, 2021
Description:With Emergency Use Authorization of three effective vaccines and more in the pipeline, and 1.4 million doses being administered every day, we are finally at a place where the end of the pandemic doesn’t seem so far out. However, we have quickly realized that the "miracle" narrative surrounding the release of the vaccine distracts from the very real implementation challenges we face in translating vaccines to vaccinations. And in placing all our hope in vaccines, we risk pulling attention further away from the community mitigation and testing measures that are critical in ending this pandemic, even with an effective vaccine in existence. Furthermore, we risk running too quickly away from the stark realities laid bare over the course of the pandemic: we were impacted severely largely due to long-existing problems with our health system, which has excluded entire communities from care and social support.
COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout: Effective and Equity-driven Operations
Webinar Date: February 24, 2021
Description: With the disappointing early pace of COVID-19 vaccine rollout, how can we improve planning and administration? This session shares practical tools and experiences from a range of programs; we’ll discuss how they have been able to forecast and adapt in a complex supply and regulatory landscape, to staff and resource vaccination sites, to make vaccines accessible to those who may be excluded from typical vaccination opportunities, and to identify useful metrics for distribution that consider social vulnerabilities. A series of case studies are followed by Q&A and discussion.
Shifting Centers of Power in Vaccine Rollout: Community Leadership Aspects of Implementation
Webinar Date: February 03, 2021
Description: Early rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine in the United States has been wrought by confusion and inconsistency, which threatens to deepen the inequities laid bare in all stages of this pandemic. Join us as we hear case studies from public health leaders in West Virginia and an innovative community partnership in Chicago on their early efforts to embed strong local leadership and engagement in all aspects of vaccine rollout. Short cases are followed by moderated Q&A and open discussion.
Housing and COVID-19: Supporting People Who Face Homelessness
Webinar Date: December 9, 2020
Description: Housing and health are intertwined and more than 500,000 people in the U.S. experience homelessness on any given night. Understand the issues and explore strategies to link individuals to testing, treatment, and to resources for supported isolation and quarantine.
Contact Tracing as Cases Surge: How we can, and why we must
Webinar Date: November 23, 2020
Description: Join us on November 24 for a conversation with Dr. Shefali Oza of the COVID-19 Massachusetts Community Tracing Collaborative to discuss the role of #ContactTracing as caseloads surge, and how & what to prioritize in contact tracing & resource coordination.
CRC Learning Series Kickoff Webinar
Webinar Date: October 19, 2020
Description: Health, wealth and racial disparities fuel COVID-19. Learn how public health experts are building wrap-around support into contact tracing systems to strengthen communities and break the chain of transmission.