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Chicago Forum for Justice in Health Policy: State and Local Perspectives on Lessons from COVID-19

Sep 22, 2021

The third of a three-part series with international, national, and state and local perspectives

Featuring Dr. Rachel Rubin, Dr. Kiran Joshi, Dr. Allison Arwady, Dr. Evan Lyon, and Amy Lulich

Moderated by Dr. Linda Rae Murray

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

4:00 – 5:30 p.m. CDT

  Register here

Panelists:

  • Rachel Rubin, MD, Senior Public Health Medical Officer and Co-Lead at Cook County Department of Public Health
  • Kiran Joshi, MD, Senior Medical Officer and Co-Lead at Cook County Department of Public Health
  • Allison Arwady, MD, MPH, Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health
  • Amy Lulich, MHA, Senior Policy Advisor at Illinois Department on Aging
  • Evan Lyon, MD, Senior Technical Advisor at Partners In Health, U.S. Public Health Accompaniment Unit

Moderator: Dr. Linda Rae Murray, Health & Medicine Board Member and Former President of the American Public Health Association

With the number of COVID-19 cases on the rise with the Delta variant, schools reopening, and the re-implementation of mask mandates, COVID-19 continues to have widespread effects on our lives. What roles did local and state officials play in slowing the spread of the virus? How could our government agencies have been better equipped to respond to the pandemic? What lessons can we learn from how the pandemic affected older adults? How can we prepare to address a public health crisis like this in the future?

Join Health & Medicine Policy Research Group for this final session in a three-part series of forums focused on uncovering insights from the pandemic response, looking at global, national, and state and local levels. The forums also look at how we can apply lessons from the pandemic to radically rethink and reshape the future of public health.

The forum will focus on the state and local perspectives with local and state leaders in public health and aging. Panelists’ opening remarks will be followed by a conversation with Dr. Linda Rae Murray, with time for questions from the audience.

We invite all individuals who are interested in exploring this topic to attend, including those working in public health, healthcare, government, social service, and advocacy. Forum speakers will share key observations, lessons, and advice on the topic, as well as discuss the future of collaboration and partnership across the state for pandemic and other emergency preparedness and response.

This is the last forum in this three-part series. You can watch the international and national perspective sessions below. We hope you’ll join us for the state and local perspectives on September 22.

Forum 1 – Recording here: An International Perspective

Featuring Dr. Matthew Kavanagh, Assistant Professor of Global Health, Visiting Professor of Law, and Director of the Global Health Policy & Politics Initiative at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University Law

Forum 2 – Recording here: A National Perspective

Featuring José Ramón Fernández-Peña, Director of Health Professions Advising at Northwestern University and President of the American Public Health Association

Forum 3 – September 22, 4-5:30 pm CDT: A State and Local Perspective

Featuring Dr. Allison Arwady (Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health), Dr. Evan Lyon (Illinois Director for Partners in Health), Drs. Rubin & Joshi (co-leads of the Cook County Department of Public Health), and Amy Lulich (Senior Policy Advisor at Illinois Department on Aging)