The National Governors Association, in collaboration with the American Bar Association, launched a webinar series on Equity and Policy Preparedness during Public Health Emergencies. Participants in all four webinars will consider lessons learned from past public health emergencies to inform their implementation of best practices for the future.
The second webinar will delve into the distribution and uptake of remedies and resources during public health emergencies. The discussion will center around how to ensure that the needs of the communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19, such as communities of color, are being met. The question of whether and how historical racism in medical research (e.g., the Tuskegee Study) influences the uptake of prevention measures in racial and ethnic minority communities will also be addressed, along with strategies to support uptake by these communities in the current COVID-19 context.
Speaker #1: Gary A. Puckrein, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Minority Quality Forum
Speaker #2: Angela Riley, PharmD, Speaker, National Pharmaceutical Association
Speaker #3: Andrew Pickett, Director, Bureau of Public Health Preparedness at Pennsylvania Department of Health
Moderator: Veronica Charles, MPA, Director of Policy and Advocacy, American Society of Consultant Pharmacists