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Understanding the Public Health System with Dr. Georges Benjamin

Season: 1 Episode:2 | June 07, 2020

Show Notes:

In this episode, we welcome Dr. Georges Benjamin, Executive Director of the American Public Health Association and Academy Fellow, to discuss the public health system and related social equity issues during COVID-19.

With guest Dr. Georges Benjamin, Executive Director of the American Public Health Association and an Academy Fellow

Topics Include:

  • An overview of how the public health system works
  • Lessons from the STD epidemic that can be applied to COVID-19
  • COVID-19 testing—priorities, oversight and transparency measures, and recommendations for the government
  • COVID-19 contact tracing—protection of civil rights and liberties, the role of technology and an “app”, and the sharing of data at each level of government
  • Investments in the public health system moving forward

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