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Special Topic Online Workshop: Health Policy Under COVID-19

As government officials fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, one natural consequence has been a change in how health policy is made and implemented. New norms arise daily, and these response efforts can carry long-term effects through the policy they introduce.

Join us, and learn how health leaders across all levels of Arizona’s health systems are reacting to the COVID-19 crisis. Hear directly from the source of how our current state of emergency is shaping health policy as we speak and how the impact of this response will impact the policy landscape for years to come.


Zoom sessions daily from 9:30–11:45 a.m.

Monday, May 18

  • Welcome and Opening Remarks
    Dr. Judith Karshmer, Dean, Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Arizona State University
  • Arizona Health Policy Overview: Departures from Business as Usual
    Rep. Alma Hernandez, Faculty Director, Edson Health Policy Academy
    Tracy Lopes, Minority House Health Staff, Arizona House of Representatives
  • The Role of Nonprofits During COVID-19: Protecting Vulnerable Communities
    David Adame, President and CEO, Chicanos Por La Causa

Tuesday, May 19

  • The Role of the Governor’s Office, Executive Orders, and State of Emergency
    Rep. Daniel Hernandez, State Representative, Arizona Legislative District 2
    Christina Corieri, Senior Policy Advisor, Arizona Office of the Governor
  • Educational Policy Under a Pandemic
    Kathy Hoffman, Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction

Wednesday, May 20

  • How Public Health Services are Funded Under a Pandemic
  • How Federally Qualified Health Centers are Working to Protect the Community Under COVID-19
    Dr. Doug Spegman, Chief Medical Officer, El Rio Health

Thursday, May 21

  • Minority Communities Under COVID-19: Overcoming Financial and Health Impacts
    Kenneth Romero, Executive Director, National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL)
  • Rural & Tribal Communities Working to Keep their Community Safe Under COVID-19

Friday, May 22

  • Arizona COVID-19 Testing Strategies
    Donna Furlong, Senior Director of Clinical Services, Banner Health
  • The Role of Elected Officials Under a Pandemic

Events Details

Friday, May 22, 2020 - 9:30am to 11:45am
Price: $25 and More