Speaker: Michael Mendoza, MD, MPH, MS, FAAFP, Commissioner of Public Health, Monroe County Health Department; Professor of Clinical Family Medicine, Public Health Sciences, and Nursing, URMC
Description: We have endured two years of a global pandemic, and it's not over yet. The community has come together in unprecedented ways to combat COVID-19, and all the while the everyday work of public health has continued. As we look beyond this pandemic, what have we learned so far? How can we ensure that we remain prepared -- or become better prepared -- for future public health emergencies without sacrificing the important work of "routine" public health? Where do we go from here?
At the conclusion of this presentation participants should be able to:
1. Understand the fundamental barriers to achieving true population health
2. Summarize at least three unintended consequences of the COVID pandemic
3. Identify opportunities to strengthen public health as we look beyond 2021