COVID-19 Webinar Miniseries
This COVID-19 Webinar Miniseries synthesizes the information in the headlines to provide cohesive insight into the status of the response and remaining gaps in the system that must be addressed to limit the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States. This webinar series helped the audience understand the trajectory of the pandemic and the risks of a surge in cases. The speakers explained how entities at the front lines are responding and highlighted policy levers being deployed to stymie the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Session 8 - Advancing Prevention and Treatment: A Conversation with Dr. Mark McClellan
Monday, April 6 | 12:00-12:30 PM ET
With stay-at-home orders and social distancing guidelines in effect throughout most of the country, policymakers and public health professionals are working to identify effective approaches to combat COVID-19. During this webinar, Dr. Mark McClellan, former FDA Commissioner and current director of the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, offered strategies to expedite the development and evaluation of medical products to track, treat and prevent the novel coronavirus.
Session 7 - From Data to Decisions: Evaluating State Capacity
Friday, April 3 | 12:00-12:30 PM ET
The rapid spread of the novel coronavirus has led to a growing number of COVID-19 hospitalizations and concerns about health system capacity. Models and projections can be useful tools to help policymakers at the state and local levels make evidence-based decisions to slow the spread of the virus and bolster health system capacity. During this webinar, panelists highlighted the role of modeling in helping states prepare and respond to COVID-19.
Session 6 - Legislative and Regulatory Roundup
Friday, March 27 | 12:00-12:30 PM ET
This week, Congress is set to pass the third major legislative package in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. This webinar offered a high-level analysis of the policies that Congress and the administration have pursued to date and what we can expect in the coming months.
Session 5 - Health System Capacity: Mobilizing the Supply Chain
Thursday, March 26 | 12:00-12:30 PM ET
As the national COVID-19 incidence rate continues to rise, hospitals and providers brace for shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other critical medical supplies. During this webinar, Mike Alkire, the president of Premier–a company that sources supplies for hospitals and health systems–provided a frontline perspective on the state of the medical supply chain.
Session 4 - Health System Capacity: Protecting Frontline Health Workers
Tuesday, March 24 | 12:00-12:30 PM ET
This webinar explored challenges to protect health care workers at the front line of the COVID-19 response. Our panelists also highlighted innovative approaches to bolster health system capacity and protect providers, such as increasing the availability of telemedicine.
Session 3 - Leading through Crisis: Perspectives from Gov. Michael O. Leavitt
Friday, March 20 | 12:00-12:30 PM ET
Michael O. Leavitt, former Governor of Utah and former Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, explored the levers available to policymakers at the local, state and federal levels as they respond to the novel coronavirus.
Session 2 - At the Front Line: Public Health and Health System Challenges
Thursday, March 19 | 12:00-12:30 PM ET
This webinar provided insight into the experience of health officials at the front lines of the COVID-19 response and explored steps policymakers can take to support these entities.
Session 1 - Flattening the Curve
Wednesday, March 18 | 12:00-12:30 PM ET
Policymakers and leaders in the private sector are taking unprecedented steps to stem the spread of COVID-19 in the United States. During this webinar, Dr. Kathleen Winter, an assistant professor at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health, explained the epidemiology of the novel coronavirus and discussed evidence-based practices to slow the transmission.