Category Archives: News/Events

Health Equity During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Urban-Rural Dimensions, 7/29

Category : News/Events


Sponsored by the SER Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Committee, this upcoming SERexpert event will explore the differential impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in rural and urban communities in the US. Speakers will describe the impact of COVID-19 on rural and urban communities, challenges to confronting the virus and inequities in who is impacted within and between these settings. Given the differences in population density, access to health care and population demographics a focus on rural and urban communities will help highlight the dimensions of inequity exacerbated by COVID-19.

How to Register 

  • Click here to register for this upcoming SER webinar on July 29, 2020, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT

SERexperts Live – CSTE Applied Fellowship Program Webinar, 9/9

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Please join us for SER’s first, collaborative webinar with The Council for State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) Applied Epidemiology Fellowship (AEF) Program! Hosted by Amanda Masters, the Deputy Director for Governance, Strategy and Support Program (CSTE), join us to learn about this Applied Epidemiology Fellowship program! This unique fellowship program is designed for recent master’s or doctoral level graduates in Epidemiology (or a related field) whom are interested in public health practice at the state/local level. Following an overview of the program, two CSTE Applied Epidemiology Fellows will present their research. Following the presentations, the panelists will be available to answer any questions you might have regarding the program.

Event Details 

  • Date: Wednesday September 9th, 2020 12:00-1:00PM EST
  • Click here for a full workshop description and the registration link.

Enhancing Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Preparedness, Webinar

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In this one-hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series at the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, Ira SenGupta, Executive Director of the Cross Cultural Health Care Program, highlights standards as a set of guidelines and strategies for improving public health preparedness. The five steps to cultural competency are utilized to demonstrate the successful movement from cultural bump to cultural congruence in individual and community partnerships for health.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify key concepts of the 14 Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) standards as a benchmark for effective public health services.
  • Define the concepts of diversity, culture, and cultural competency and their relevance in public health preparedness.
  • Describe practical applications of culturally competent communication strategies in public health preparedness.

How to Register

  • Click here to access this free training online 

Action Against Racism: Discussion on Doing the Work, 6/23

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With increased discourse around racism and systemic oppression comes a number of questions. More and more people are waking up to the injustices that Black and Brown communities live through every day. People are wondering where to start, how to work towards anti-racism, what their role is as a non-Black person in breaking down anti-Black racism, and how we can work together to contribute to the movement and fight for justice

Join CityMatCH for conversation around these very topics! We are hosting a call featuring a panel of public health professionals who will share about their journeys against racism – personal or professional – and what it means to them.

Meeting Details 

  • The meeting will take place on June 23, 2020 at 1PM EST 
  • Click here to register! 


Addressing Racism and COVID-19 Webinar, 6/30

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New data confirm that COVID-19 is disproportionately and negatively impacting communities of color and exacerbating existing health inequities.

In the June session of Hot Topics in Practice, Matías Valenzuela, Equity Director, Public Health – Seattle & King County and Director of COVID-19 Community Mitigation and Recovery, shares his team’s efforts to uncover the root causes of these inequities and offers strategies for dismantling racism and supporting health in these times.

Matías will begin with a brief history of the health equity work at King County that has laid the foundation for their COVID-19 response. He will then discuss elements of their COVID-19 response that make it unique from previous emergency preparedness efforts, sharing new data and tools that support this work. The presentation will close with a conversation about the ways public health agencies can improve their systems and services to address structural racism and strengthen resilience in marginalized communities.

Register today and join the discussion to center equity as this pandemic evolves.


  • Click here to register!
  • The live webinar will occur on Jun 30, 2020 12:00 PM PT (3:00PM EST)

Communication Challenges Surrounding the COVID-19 Pandemic Webinar

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The COVID-19 pandemic has provided and continues to provide huge challenges to our public health system. One challenge has been behavioral, in that mitigating the consequences of the disease involves huge behavioral changes and long term cooperation on the part of the public at large. Changing behavior and gaining the public’s cooperation is in part a problem in communication and persuasion. In this webinar, we will discuss four challenges to communicating successfully during the COVID-19 pandemic including:

  1. the need for clear, consistent, credible and apolitical communication (CCCaP)
  2. how various types of informational uncertainty challenge CCCaP
  3. how misinformation challenges CCCaP and how it can be addressed (and not addressed)
  4. looking ahead to the virus’ demise with the development of a successful vaccine, public health campaigns must ready the public to accept vaccination especially in communities which have traditionally had low vaccination rates.

Click here to watch this webinar! 

Health Equity in the Time of COVID-19: Fixing Broken Systems to Serve Communities of Color, Webinar Recording

Category : News/Events


The COVID-19 pandemic is disproportionately affecting people of color in the United States. What began as a public health emergency has quickly evolved into a crisis of health equity and racial justice, leaving many in the health and human services sectors scrambling to find solutions. How can we serve the immediate needs of marginalized communities facing COVID-19, while also tackling decades of disinvestment and neglect?

Join IMPAQ President Dr. Adaeze Enekwechi as she leads a conversation with nationally recognized experts from a public health system, private sector technology company, health and social justice advocacy group, and safety net insurance provider, to learn:

  • How they are pivoting their efforts during the COVID-19 crisis
  • Lessons they have learned serving minority communities
  • Actionable advice they can share with others working to advance health equity

Click here to watch a recording of this webinar (recorded on May 28th, 2020). 


Building Psychological Resilience for the Public Health Workforce During COVID19 Webinar Recording

Category : News/Events


The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a second pandemic of stress, anxiety and fear. As public health workers, your work has a unique level of stress during this time. We are best able to maintain our mental health through these difficult times if we stay aware of the effects of stress, take steps to stay mentally healthy, and maintain connections with others. This webinar will offer information on awareness, self-care and connection with others so public health workers can develop a plan for maintaining their mental health. We will discuss common issues such as coping with fear, anxiety and loss; changing work demands; navigating family relationships; and coping with an uncertain future as the pandemic continues.

How to Watch

Click here to watch a recording of this webinar! 


Mapping COVID-19 & Building Global Health Capacity Podcast

Category : News/Events

Podcast Description

Learn how Fellows from the PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program are working to improve health, in the US and around the world. Fellows work on the front lines of global health, developing the technical and professional skills needed to make meaningful contributions to today’s global health challenges.

Episode Summary

PHI/CDC Surveillance Fellow, Greg Chang, MPH, discusses his experience serving on CDC’s International Epidemiology Team responding to COVID-19 and his work on Population-based HIV Impact Assessments with the Division of Global HIV & Tuberculosis for CDC’s Center for Global Health.

Click here to learn more about this podcast series and listen to the second episode! 

Student Town Hall with Dean Curran, 6/3

Category : News/Events

Join RSPH Leadership for a Returning Student Town Hall featuring Dean James W. Curran, MD, MPH on Wednesday June 3rd from 12:00 to 1:00 pm. 

Click here to register!

Click here to submit questions for the town hall!