Oct 19 – RWJF Commission Launch Event

An invitation to the launch of the report from the RWJF Commission to Transform our Public Health Data Systems. Details below, registration link here
Centering Equity in Data:
Transforming Our Public Health Data Systems 

The COVID-19 pandemic laid bare the deficits of our public health and health data infrastructure and illuminated the ways in which structural racism perpetuates health inequities. When data are inconsistently collected across states and localities; are incomplete; aren’t shared in a timely fashion; or don’t capture vital race and ethnicity information, it’s impossible to understand the full impact of any crisis.

How do we modernize our current data system to ensure public health information works for all?

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation created a first-of-its-kind National Commission comprised of innovators and experts in health care, community advocacy, government, business, public health, and others to reimagine how data are collected, shared, and used, and identify what public and private investments are needed to improve health equity.
Be among the first to explore the Commission’s recommendations that offer a blueprint for change with equity at their core. Join us for a virtual release of the Commission report where we will dig into recommendations and hear insights from experts about how and why we must prioritize equity in data.
Webinar: Transforming Public Health Data Systems

Tuesday, October 19, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT 
About the webinar

  • Public health experts will discuss how our inability to dismantle barriers to being healthy, including racism and poverty, will only change if we prioritize equity in data.
  • Commission members will share their recommendations and actionable solutions that government at all levels (federal, state, and local); business; philanthropy; community-based organizations and more can take to reimagine and modernize our public health data system.
  • RWJF experts will discuss new funding opportunities to accelerate progress toward a modernized public health data infrastructure with an eye toward equity. 

Speakers include:

  • Alonzo L. Plough, PhD, Vice President, Research-Evaluation-Learning and Chief Science Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Gail C. Christopher, DN, Commission Director and Executive Director, National Collaborative for Health Equity
  • Anita Chandra, DrPH, Vice President and Director, RAND Social and Economic Well-Being; Senior Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation
  • Michael Crawford, MBA, MHL, Commission Member and Associate Dean for Strategy, Outreach, and Innovation (ADSOI), College of Medicine, Howard University; Founding Executive Director, Howard University’s 1867 Health Innovation Project
  • Ninez Ponce, MPP, PhD, Commission Member and Director, UCLA Center for Health Policy Research; Principal Investigator, California Health Interview Survey; Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

Time will be allotted for a question and answer period; please send questions in advance of the webinar using the form on the registration page or use the Zoom chat or Q&A function during the meeting.

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