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CH&E Seminar Series: COVID‑19 and Public Health Policy in the USA: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Posted by GHO Admin on August 31, 2020 in Events

Date: Monday, September 21, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: Zoom Meeting (link provided in event details)

Presenters:  Dr. Neil MacKinnon, Dean and Professor, Winkle College of Pharmacy, University of Cincinnati and Dr. Diego Cuadros, Assistant Professor of Health Geography, College of Arts & Sciences, University of Cincinnati

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In this presentation, Drs. MacKinnon and Cuadros will compare and contrast the public health approaches to containing the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada and the US. They will provide an overview of the current state of the epidemiology and health policy related to the pandemic with a focus on Ohio, an early public health leader in the US. Sharing examples from their own research as part of UC’s Geospatial Health Advising Group, they will discuss the development of, and response to, the health policy briefs their team prepared for the Ohio Department of Health. They will also describe the creation of predictive models and linking these models to available healthcare resources using advanced geospatial mapping techniques and large datasets, as recently published in Health & Place. Anyone with an interest in health policy and epidemiology related to the COVID-19 pandemic will benefit from this seminar, whether a researcher, clinician, policy maker, health advocate or other.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the similarities and differences in public health policy to COVID-19 in Canada and the US.
  • Discuss the impact of COVID-19 and strategies to address it in the State of Ohio. 
  • Consider the utility of geospatial mapping techniques to predict the spread of COVID-19 and the linkage to available healthcare resources. 

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