The Future of Public Health National Summit Series 1

This Event Occurred on Monday, December 6, 2021 



This action-oriented summit will focus on:

  • New resources for strengthening the public health workforce
  • Strategies and recommendations from recent initiatives: Public Health 3.0; the Essential Public Health Services; Public Health Forward
  • How to build a diverse, inclusive and equitable public health workforce
  • Shining lights and innovative approaches to build a workforce from exemplars in the field
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Agenda for Summit 1:

(all times in EST)

11:00 AM
Welcome, Overview, Keynote Sessions

11:40 AM
Panel: How We Got Here and a Way Forward 

12:15 PM
Future of the Public Health Workforce

12:35 PM
Spotlight: The Future of Public Health: A Synthesis Report for the Field 

12:45 PM
Panel: Investing in a Diverse and Inclusive Workforce

1:20 PM
Panel: Improving Governmental Hiring Practices

1:55 PM
Panel: Pushing the Boundaries with Innovation

2:25 PM
Closing and Next Steps

    Summit 1 Speakers

    Judy Monroe

    Judy Monroe MD

    President and CEO, CDC Foundation

    Lisa Macon Harrison

    Lisa Macon Harrison MPH

    Board President, National Association of County and City Health Officials

    Wilma Wooten

    Wilma Wooten MD, MPH

    President, Big Cities Health Coalition

    Rochelle P. Walensky

    Rochelle P. Walensky MD, MPH

    Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Georges C. Benjamin

    Georges Benjamin MD

    Executive Director, American Public Health Association

    J. Nadine Gracia

    J. Nadine Gracia MD

    President and CEO, Trust for America’s Health

    Anand Parakh

    Anand Parekh MD

    Chief Medical Advisor, Bipartisan Policy Center

    Patricia Simone

    Patricia Simone MD

    Director, Division of Scientific Education and Professional Development, CDC

    Anand Parakh

    Antonia Blinn

    Massachusetts Department of Public Health

    Brian C. Castrucci

    David Fleming MD

    Chair of the Advisory Committee to the Director of CDC

    Wilma Wooten

    Tahra Johnson MPH

    The National Conference of State Legislatures

    Brian C. Castrucci

    Brian Castrucci DrPH

    President and CEO, de Beaumont Foundation

    Georges C. Benjamin

    Scott Becker MS

    CEO, Association of Public Health Laboratories

    Summit Series Hosts


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