Please join CityHealth for a webinar on how cities can adopt or strengthen their earned sick leave policies.
The webinar will feature first-hand accounts by city leaders from San Antonio and Kansas City sharing their successes and challenges in their efforts to pass and implement earned sick leave policies. We will also feature a presentation on a new poll by CityHealth showing the overwhelming popularity of sick leave policies among the general public, and information about how your city can partner with CityHealth to adopt these policies.
- Jennifer Herriott, Assistant Director, San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, San Antonio, TX
- Dr. Rex Archer, Health Department Director, Kansas City, MO
- Michael Earls, NP Strategy Group
- Katrina Forrest, JD, National Director of Partnerships, CityHealth
Earned sick leave policies are an essential part of protecting our communities from infectious diseases like COVID-19. Evidence shows these policies reduce the spread of contagious illnesses, increase employment and income stability, and save localities money in health care costs.
One-third of private sector workers and 70 percent of lower-wage workers do not have access to paid leave. Those without earned sick leave are forced to choose between going to work when they are ill and not being able to provide for their families.
This will be the first in a series of policymaker webinars on earned sick leave and will be recorded and shared with all registrants.
CityHealth works to advance a package of proven policy solutions that will help millions of people live longer, better lives in vibrant, prosperous communities. CityHealth regularly evaluates cities on the number and strength of their policies. For more information about CityHealth and our policies, including earned sick leave, please visit CityHealth.org.