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2020-06-17 12:00:002020-06-17 13:00:00America/New_YorkRPA Virtual AssemblyIn response to the COVID-19 crisis, Regional Plan Associatio
Jun 17, 2020
6/17/20, 12pm - 1pm
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Regional Plan Association’s annual Assembly is going virtual. RPA will be hosting a series of online panels addressing the immediate and long-term effects of COVID-19 on our regional health, economy, and infrastructure. Health and medical professionals around world have been at the forefront of the COVID-19 crisis, both treating those who have contracted the virus and educating the public on safe practices. Hear from Dr. Richard Besser, former acting director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s CEO and President, on how the pandemic is affecting the most vulnerable populations, as well as the health professionals and service organizations that are on the frontlines.
Dr. Besser will share his observations on the most effective strategies for addressing the crisis and the underlying health inequities of these populations to assist leaders and residents in the tri-state region to address immediate needs and plan for a post-COVID future. Dr. Besser will be joined by RPA Board Member and urban health expert Dr. Jo Ivey Boufford, Immediate Past President of the International Society for Urban Health and Clinical Professor of Global Public Health and New York University.
We will be dedicating half the time to audience Q&A. Audience members will be able to submit questions live during the session through the platform or are welcome to submit questions in advance here.
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