Category Archives: News/Events

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! 

COVID-19 and Health Equity: A Policy Platform and Voices from Health Departments, 5/4

Category : News/Events


Join Human Impact Partners, APHA, ASTHO, Big Cities Health Coalition, HealthBegins and NAACHO for this discussion on how public health can play a role in advancing long-term policy solutions that center equity. 

COVID-19 is magnifying the deep cracks in our health care system, protections for working people, and wider safety net. Formed by centuries of structural racism and decades of neoliberal policies and underinvestment in our public infrastructure, these cracks, their consequences, and COVID-19 disproportionately impact people of color, particularly Black, Latinx, and Native people.

Although increasing numbers of health departments are trying to increase access to COVID-19 testing and care to impacted communities, our equity activities need to go much further upstream.

Now — as ever — is the time to set aside concerns of objectivity and politics, and use our power to change the unjust systems that have perpetually harmed the health of communities across the US.

Webinar participants will:

  • Learn about the Health Equity Policy Platform for COVID-19 Response and Recovery and how public health can help advance housing and economic security, health care access and end mass incarceration.
  • Discover how Colorado established and is using their COVID-19 Health Equity Response Team to identify, choose and advocate for equitable policies.
  • Hear how Cook County, Illinois, is advocating for worker protections and immigrant rights.

Speaker presentations will be followed by a Q&A session with the webinar audience.


Click here to register for this webinar on June 4th, 1-2:30pm EST. 


COVID-19 & the Cruise Ship Task Force, PHI/CDC Global Health Podcast

Category : News/Events

About the Podcast

The PHI/CDC Global Health Podcast features stories from the PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program, a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-funded program, implemented by the Public Health Institute, where Fellows are guided by leading global health experts from the CDC. 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 1 Description

This episode features Riley Wagner, MPH, who is a Global Program Management Fellow for CDC’s Center for Global Health Headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. Riley was the first of currently 24 Fellows to be assigned to CDC’s Emergency Operations Center in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Riley discusses her experience on the EOC and elaborates on her work with the Cruise Ship Task Force.

Click here to listen to the first episode in this exciting, new podcast! 

Racial Disparities in COVID-19 Webinar, 5/27

Category : News/Events


COVID-19 has highlighted the critical role that public health plays in the US and it also has demonstrated that this virus does not affect everyone equally. While it has affected the lives of all Americans, some racial and ethnic groups have been more likely to contract and die from COVID-19 than others. In this webinar, we will discuss some of the biological, behavioral and contextual factors that affect COVID-19 transmission and severity, and what public health professionals can and have been doing to reduce the impact of this virus on individuals and communities.


  • This is a live webinar on May 27, 2020 from 11:30am to 1pm ET.
  • Click here to register! 


Lessons Learned and Opportunities Ahead for Academic Public Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic (Recording)

Category : News/Events

Click here to watch the closing panel for the ASPPH’s virtual annual meeting where Dean  Curran joined other deans of public health to discuss the unique challenges posed by COVID-19 and the lessons learned so far, particularly how the pandemic has impacted academic public health. 

Injury and Violence Prevention Certificate Program Information Session, 5/19

Category : News/Events

Event Summary 

The Injury Prevention Research Center at Emory will host this information session to provide students with information regarding the Injury and Violence Prevention Certificate at Emory University. Students will have the opportunity to asks questions about the program, electives, student opportunities, and the application process.

Click here to register for this information session on May 19th at 12pm

Shepard Award Finalist Presentations, 5/8

Category : News/Events

Please join us for the Charles C. Shepard Award Finalist presentations on May 8th, 12-1:15PM EST.

Event Details 

Each student finalist has their own Zoom link and participants can enter and exit different sessions throughout the event. Feel free to listen and ask questions as you would in an in-person poster event. 

Click here to view a list of the finalists, their thesis topics, and individual Zoom links for presentations.