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New Approaches to Investing in the Next Generation of Public Health Leaders

Webinar //


Mar 13 2024, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST


Historic investments in the public health infrastructure over the pandemic created opportunities to expand and diversify the public health workforce. Innovative solutions emerged at the federal level, such as Public Health AmeriCorps, and at state and local health departments.

With a new generation of energized workers recruited through these efforts, our public health system can better address the needs of all communities and advance equitable health outcomes.

Join us to learn about the impact of these initiatives so far — and what’s possible long term with continued investment. Hear from recipients of the funds, those who championed and developed these programs, and public health leaders as they reflect on successes, challenges and lessons learned.

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  • Susan Polan, PhD, associate executive director for public affairs and advocacy, APHA (Facilitator)
  • Mandy Cohen, MD, MPH, director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Nadine Gracia, MD, MSCE, president and CEO, Trust for America's Health
  • Judy Monroe, MD, president and CEO, CDC Foundation
  • AJ Pearlman, JD, director, Public Health AmeriCorps
  • Pam Pontones, MA, deputy health commissioner of local health services, Indiana Department of Health
  • Orlando Reboredo, senior director of service programs, Community Health Care Association of New York State
  • Brandi Roberts, EdD, senior director of community and service learning, Baltimore Corps
  • Andrea Young, PhD, acting director, Division of Workforce Development, CDC Public Health Infrastructure Center