COVID-19 Webinar Series Session 4 – Health System Capacity: Protecting Frontline Health Workers

Online Webinar

COVID-19 Webinar Series Overview

This COVID-19 Webinar Series will synthesize the information in the headlines to provide cohesive insight into the status of the response and remaining gaps in the system that must be addressed to limit the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States. This week, we will discuss the trajectory of the pandemic and the risks of a surge in cases. The speakers will explain how entities at the front lines are responding and highlight policy levers being deployed to stymie the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Event Materials

Session 4 – Health System Capacity: Protecting Frontline Health Workers

This webinar explored challenges to protect health care workers at the frontline of the COVID-19 response. Our panelists highlighted innovative approaches to bolster health system capacity and protect providers, such as increasing the availability of telemedicine.


  • Stephen Parodi, M.D., Executive Vice President, External Affairs, Communications, and Brand, The Permanente Federation and Associate Executive Director, The Permanente Medical Group, Kaiser Permanente
  • Polly Pittman, Ph.D., Professor, Health Policy and Management and Director, Health Workforce Research Center, The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health
  • Sarah J. Dash, MPH, President and CEO, Alliance for Health Policy (moderator)



The Alliance for Health Policy gratefully acknowledges the support of the National Institute of Health Care Management (NIHCM) and The Commonwealth Fund for this event.