How Planners Can Aid Public Health During a Pandemic

The American Planning Association is hosting a panel discussion to emphasize and describe how planners can adapt and help with pandemic response and recovery efforts on Thursday, June 25, 2020 from 1-2:30 p.m.

The panel will discuss how local health departments operate, areas for collaboration between planners and public health departments during emergency situations, and the value of planning during and after a pandemic. The event will include breakout rooms for peer-to-peer interactions to give participants the opportunity to develop solutions for rebuilding and designing more equitable communities.

What: How Planners can Collaborate with Public Health During a Pandemic

When: Thursday, June 25, 2020 from 1-2:30 p.m.

Presenters: Leslie Meehan, AICP, Anna Ricklin, AICP, Miguel Vazquez, AICP

From the event page:

In these challenging times, public health agencies are experiencing work fatigue due to the additional workload. In such times (and beyond), planners should be considered as an extension of the public health workforce to help relieve some of the pressures of the local public health departments. Planners can collaborate in many ways, such as data tracking and monitoring, map creation, identifying clusters of new outbreaks, contact tracing, addressing health inequities, and providing other creative solutions for the new normal.

To learn more about the event and register, visit the event page.

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