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03/18/20 - 03/20/20    

This COVID-19 Webinar Miniseries will synthesize 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 week, we will discuss the trajectory of the pandemic and the risks of a surge in cases. The speakers will explain how entities at the front lines are responding and highlight policy levers being deployed to stymie the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Session 1- Flattening the Curve
Wednesday, March 18th | 12:00 - 12:30 p.m. 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, will explain the epidemiology of the novel coronavirus and discuss evidence-based practices to slow the transmission.

Kathleen Winter, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Kentucky
Sarah J. Dash, MPH, President and CEO, Alliance for Health Policy (moderator)

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Session 2- At the Front Line: Public Health and Health System Challenges
Thursday, March 19th | 12:00 - 12:30 p.m. ET
This webinar will provide insight into the experience of health officials at the front lines of the COVID-19 response and explore steps policymakers can take to support these entities. 

Adriane Casalotti, MPH, Chief of Government and Public Affairs, National Association of 
County and City Health Officials
Craig Cordola, MHA, MBA, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Ascension
Sarah J. Dash, MPH, President and CEO, Alliance for Health Policy (moderator)

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Session 3- Leading through Crisis: Perspectives from Gov. Michael O. Leavitt
Friday, March 20th | 12:00 - 12:30 p.m. ET
Michael O. Leavitt, former Governor of Utah and former Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, will explore the levers available to policymakers at the local, state, and federal levels as they respond to the novel coronavirus.

Michael O. Leavitt, Former Governor, Utah; Former Secretary, United States Department of Health and Human Services 
Sarah J. Dash, MPH, President and CEO Alliance for Health Policy (moderator)

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