COVID-19 and Health Equity Webinar Scheduled for May 13

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Essentials for Childhood (EfC) Initiative invites local health departments to a webinar entitled, “Health Equity and COVID-19: Opportunities to Improve Child Wellbeing through Policy. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, May 13 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm and will feature a special guest presentation from Dr. Flojaune Cofer, Senior Director of Policy with the All Children Thrive (ACT) California project.

The interactive webinar will examine what success could look like in addressing COVID-19 by describing equity concerns arising for children and families that have been exacerbated by the pandemic, sharing examples of where California’s approach has been effective, and exploring opportunities for improvement. The primary goals of the webinar include:

  • Describing the relationship between infection control and public health by identifying the implications for equity
  • Exploring policy strategies to address COVID-19’s impact on health equity
  • Sharing policy ideas that organizations and programs have considered, developed, or supported

A facilitated discussion about ways in which organizations and programs can implement the information shared during the presentation will also be held. Additional information and registration is available here.