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The evolution of public health: Tackling tough questions and messy stuff

Class Details

As public health has taken the world stage during a global pandemic, the future of public health is both clear and unclear. How does COVID-19 relate to factors that impact health and future health? How do we apply lessons learned? What are the key roles of nature and mental health, in this pandemic and beyond? How can we cross sectors for change? This session will explore these questions and more. We will tackle the hard questions and messy stuff of public health.

After completing this session, the participant/learner will be able to…

1. Describe the impact of social determinants on public health in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic
2. Plan to engage sectors outside of traditional public health (libraries and information centers) in tackling the larger issues impacting health
3. Explain mental health as an essential part of public health and its relationship to the COVID-19 pandemic

Presenter information:
Lisa Carlson MPH, MCHES® is an affiliated instructor in the Executive MPH program at the Rollins School of Public Health and the executive administrator of research programs and operations at the Emory School of Medicine. She is also the immediate past president of the American Public Health Association. Lisa has spent more than 25 years working in public health and medicine. She has served in a leadership capacity at Emory University for almost 17 years. Among her many contributions to Emory during this period include facilitating annual funding growth in transplant research from $8.1 million to $29 million and launching the operations of the largest sponsored award ever received at Emory ($78 million), leading the establishment of six international childhood mortality surveillance sites. Throughout the course of her career, Lisa has taken on a number of public health-related leadership positions. More than 25 years ago, she joined Georgia Public Health Association and was later elected as that organization’s youngest ever president. She was a fellow of the 2013 class of the Emory Woodruff Leadership Academy, served three terms on the Emory Alumni Board, and is a past president of the Rollins School of Public Health Alumni Board.

Continuing Education Information:
Co-sponsored by The National Network of Libraries of Medicine- Middle Atlantic Region, a designated provider of contact hours (CECH) in health education credentialing by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc., this program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I contact education contact hour. Advanced level continuing education hours are 0.

Class Date:
Region/Office: National
Dec 15, 2020
2:00PM - 3:00PM MT
David Brown, Ed.D, MLIS, MCHES, Membership/Diversity & Inclusion/Wyoming Coordinator
Continuing Education Credits: 
This class is now closed to registrants.

A MidContinental Region Webinar (formerly Breezing Along with the RML) is a monthly webinar provided by the Network of the National Library of Medicine, MidContinental Region. The presentations feature a variety of topics relevant to librarianship, health sciences, technology, research, and community outreach. We may also feature the accomplishments of Network members, and provide updates on MCR projects.

When: Held 3rd Tuesday, Monthly, 2pm MT / 3pm CT

Where: WebEx

Recorded classes are available on our YouTube playlist.