Massachusetts Health Policy Forum

Protecting Public Health and Preparing for the Next Pandemic

Join us for the virtual Forum, Protecting Public Health and Preparing for the Next Pandemic, from 8:30 - 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, January 26, 2022.

There are 351 local public health entities in Massachusetts with considerable variation in capacity and strong evidence that public health goals are not being adequately met. The Forum and issue brief will provide an overview of the local public health infrastructure and capacity. It will evaluate strengths and weaknesses of the current system and evaluate alternative models to improve efficiency and outcomes. It will make recommendations based on public policy options currently under consideration in the state legislature. The work will be informed by the system's efforts to help address the COVID pandemic.

This event is co-sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences. It was also made possible by generous funding from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and Baystate Health.

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Issue Brief