Introduction to Environmental Health and Policy

In this briefing, experts overviewed what comprises the field of environmental health and its corresponding policy, outlined the major players at the state and federal level, and highlighted immediate policy opportunities. Panelists also discussed how health disparities and inequities are tied to environmental factors and offered thoughts on how to close policy gaps. 

Improving Health Care for People Experiencing Homelessness

In this briefing, experts overviewed the specific health and access challenges faced by people experiencing homelessness. Panelists also offered insights on how to deliver effective health care to this population, with a specific focus on barriers to access and potential policy strategies to alleviate these barriers.

Advancing Patient-Centered Cancer Care

This 3-hour summit will convene and inform health policy and oncology research communities about critical issues related to patient-centered cancer care and offer lessons, strategies, and policy approaches for the short and long term.

Preparing for Flu Season and Preventing Another Pandemic

In this briefing, experts discussed how flu and the COVID-19 pandemic have intersected over the past 18 months and why we should also prioritize flu preparedness policy. Panelists also highlighted available federal policy levers and discuss policy strategies to improve our flu response.

Sustainability Beyond Relief: Bolstering our First Line of Care

This briefing reviewed the opportunities and challenges that have arisen for first line providers and current integration efforts to ensure equitable preventative care for the American public. Experts addressed the role of data sharing, payment systems, and workforce provisions.

A Year in Review: America’s Fight Against COVID-19

Expert panelists delved into where America stands in public health a year into the COVID-19 pandemic. They discussed how the COVID-19 pandemic has shaped clinical care, state preparedness, and the individual consumer experience and shed light on promising frameworks and infrastructures being built today to protect Americans from a major public health emergency tomorrow. 

COVID-19 Webinar Series Session 19 – Advancing Mental Health During the Pandemic and Beyond

During this webinar, panelists addressed the following learning goals: the short- and long-term impact of COVID-19 on mental health and well being; evidence-based interventions and promising technology to reach people where they are and improve outcomes; and sustainable solutions to address the mental health impact of COVID-19 and advance access to behavioral health services beyond the pandemic.

COVID-19 Webinar Series Session 17 – The Role of Medicaid

This webinar will explain the role of Medicaid in the COVID-19 pandemic. Panelists will discuss financing challenges of the Medicaid program—the nation’s health care safety net—as more people become eligible for Medicaid coverage and demand for health services shifts.

Coronavirus and Health System Capacity: Prescription Drugs and Vaccines

With mandated lockdowns and social distancing guidelines in effect throughout the country, policymakers and public health professionals aim to identify other effective approaches to contain the spread of COVID-19. During this teleconference, experts will discuss the prescription drug supply chain, the progression of a COVID-19 vaccine, and the related infrastructure needs.