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2021 Public Health Learning Forum, hosted by the Public Health Foundation's TRAIN Learning Network

Category: Program

Related Categories: TRAIN, Workforce Development

Location: Virtual

Start Date: 10/12/2021

End Date: 10/21/2021

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The 2021 Public Health Learning Forum will be held virtually from October 12-21, 2021. The meeting focuses on Working Together, Training Together: Preparedness, Public Health and Healthcare and features an exciting lineup of presentations from leaders in public health workforce development. 

This event will be an opportunity for public health, healthcare, and emergency preparedness professionals to explore the latest in workforce development, education, and promising practices in the field. Attendees can join one to two unique sessions per day over the course of the two-week event, as well as networking opportunities with fellow leaders in public health and workforce development. 

Opening, keynote, and closing sessions announced | To view the complete agenda, register below and visit the virtual event page.
Tuesday, October 12th, 12:30-1:30pm EDT
Public Health Landscape 2021: Where Are We Now? 
Join Judy Monroe, MD, President and CEO of the CDC Foundation, as she explores the public 
health landscape of 2021. Society’s view of what public health is and what role public health professionals should play in people’s lives has been upended by recent events, including the COVID-19 pandemic, disparities in health and healthcare that have been brought to the forefront, and the evolving climate crisis. Dr. Monroe will provide her perspective on where we are and how to meet our nation’s health workforce development needs. Engage with Dr. Monroe in a live Q&A following her presentation.

Monday, October 18th, 12:30-1:30pm EDT
Public Health Workforce Development: Addressing Needs 
Join Rachel Levine, MD, Assistant Secretary for Health, as she explores the current state of public health workforce development and identifies strategies for addressing needs. COVID-19 has dominated public health for nearly two years; how can we harness lessons learned while addressing other key priorities? Dr. Levine will draw upon her extensive public health and healthcare background to de​scribe tangible actions to bolster public health workforce development across the nation. After Dr. Levine’s address, take the opportunity for further discussion with fellow attendees. 

Thursday, October 21st, 12:30-1:30pm EDT
Public Health Landscape 2022 and Beyond: Where Are We Going? 
Listen as a panel of health officials, moderated by Ron Bialek, MPP, President of the Public Health Foundation, explores the future of public health workforce development. Panelists include Barbara Brookmeyer, MD, MPH, Health Officer of Frederick County, Maryland; Carol Moerhle, BSN, RN, District Director for Public Health – Idaho North Central District; and Karyl Rattay, MD, MS, Director of the Delaware Division of Public Health. These panelists will provide their perspectives of where public health workforce development is going, how their agencies are planning for the future, and how TRAIN can be leveraged to enhance those efforts. The panel will close with a live Q&A with the audience.

Meeting Objectives
Attendees will be able to:
  • Identify opportunities for collaboration between preparedness, public health, and healthcare.
  • Learn to leverage best practices that build health workforce capacity.
  • Increase knowledge and skills in administering a learning platform focused on the health workforce.
  • Explore the intersections of health workforce training, diversity, equity, and community health outcomes.
Save your spot today by registering with our virtual platform partner, Run the World. Please note: this platform functions best when using Google Chrome. 

Visit Run the World to register. Once you have registered, be sure to check the virtual event page periodically for updates to the session and speaker lineup.

Questions or Comments? 
Contact Anastasia Brennan at or 202-218-4424.

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2021 Public Health Learning Forum, hosted by the Public Health Foundation's TRAIN Learning Network