LIVESTREAM: Benchmarks for the New Normal
Health Experts on What's Next

June 5, 2020 11:00 AM    Webinar

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Due to technical difficulties on our 4/28 webinar, we are bringing our speakers back to share current updates and developments with us on 6/5.


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As California and other states across reopen their economies, public health officials caution against relaxing stay-at-home orders or physical distancing. A resiliency road map for California, unveiled on May 8 by Governor Gavin Newsom, currently allows for the gradual reopening of retail (curbside only), manufacturing & logistics operations.


Kaiser Family Foundation Director of Global Health & HIV Policy, Dr. Jennifer Kates, will be joined by Dr. Joshua Michaud, Associate Director for Global Health Policy and former infectious disease epidemiologist with the U.S. Department of Defense and Johns Hopkins University. They will discuss the next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic and what’s on the minds of Americans. What are the benchmarks for the new normal? What tests, treatments, vaccines and drugs should be available to prevent a second or future outbreaks? What is herd immunity? What about guidance from the Center for Disease Control? The conversation will be moderated by Michelle Levander, founding director of the USC Center for Health Journalism and editor-in-chief of CenterforHealthJournalism.org.

Dr. Jen Kates is Senior Vice President and Director of Global Health & HIV Policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation, where she oversees the Foundation’s policy analysis and research focused on the U.S. government’s role in global health and on the global and domestic HIV epidemics. She is particularly known for her work analyzing donor government investments in global health; assessing and mapping the U.S. government’s global health architecture, programs, and funding; and tracking and analyzing major U.S. HIV programs and financing, and key trends in the HIV epidemic, an area she has been working in for close to thirty years. 

Josh Michaud is an Associate Director for Global Health Policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation, where he helps guide and oversee the Foundation’s research and analysis in the area of global health. Dr. Michaud is an authority on a range of global health policy issues including financing, the roles and activities of U.S. agencies and multilateral organizations, health diplomacy, and global health security and emerging diseases. Dr. Michaud is also a Professorial Lecturer at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington D.C., where he teaches courses on global health policy, public health and development. 

Michelle Levander (moderator) is the founding director of the Center for Health Journalism at USC Annenberg and editor-in-chief of CenterforHealthJournalism.org. The Center, which she launched in 2004, partners with journalists and their newsrooms to support ambitious reporting on health policy and health conditions in underserved communities. Levander also teaches a graduate class in health journalism at USC. She is a founding member of USC’s Community Health Equity Solutions.

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