Public Health Resiliency: Navigating Through a Pandemic & Preparing for the Future

Public health Resiliency:

Navigating Through A Pandemic and Preparing for the Future

Join us for our first-ever VIRTUAL fall workshop as we mobilize speakers on leading-edge topics that address the current state of affairs for public health in New York State and beyond.

   Some of the topics to be addressed will include:

  • Emergency preparedness and rapid response
  • Health communications to the general public
  • COVID-19 vaccine updates
  • Frontline provider highlights
  • State and local government agency collaboration and preparing for the future

Session 1:

Join us for a live panel presentation of local health department commissioners and directors as they discuss how they led their teams in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the successes and challenges they faced. Also learn what they are doing to prepare for the future and how public health has joined forces to help keep New Yorkers safe.

Session 1 sponsored by XTI-360


Join us for a live "rapid response" panel with industry and public health experts as they discuss the current state of vaccine trials, misinformation regarding public health and the emergency preparedness response New York agencies took to fight COVID-19. This session will be moderated by NYSPHA Vice President, Denise Tahara, with the opportunity for the audience to chat in questions for the speakers.


November 5, 2020

Front line providers- How New York Managed the Response Across Healthcare Systems 

Douglas L. York, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer, 

Union Community Health Center

Steve Hanks, MD

Chief Clinical Officer

St. Peter’s Health Partners


November 10, 2020

Mental Health Challenges in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Local Perspectives from Directors of Community Services

Margaret Morse, LMSW

Seneca County Director of Community Services

Terri Morse, LMHC, CASAC-Master

Essex County Director of Community Services

Michael Orth, Commissioner

Westchester County Department of Community Mental Health


November 18, 2020

Suffering in Silence: The Uptick of Domestic Violence During the COVID-19 Pandemic 

12:00 - 1:00 PM (EDT)

  • Continuing education credits available - CHES and CPH
  • Registration flexibility for your convenience - register for one, more or all sessions
  • Discounted registration fees in accordance with your continuing education needs and our all-virtual format

Registration now open!

Sponsorship Opportunities Available! 

Is your company interested in partnering with the New York State Public Health Association to host this event?  If your organization has a product, service or program to share that relates to this year's fall workshop topics or theme, and/or the audience we serve, we proudly offer sponsorship and a variety of electronic advertising opportunities.  Please send an email to for more information.

Sponsorship per session is $500 and includes:

  • Company overview provided during session opening (by NYSPHA) and/or sponsor video played (:60 seconds max)
  • Logo on website and emails with website link
  • Emails branded with sponsor information (includes blurb about sponsor)
  • Unlimited complimentary registrations for session of sponsor employees (must have a company email address)
  • Mailing list of attendees to distribute samples/product information

Additional opportunities:

  • e-blast to attendees of all sessions and/or members $100 (discounted from our usual $250)
  • Sponsored lunch for first 100 registered $1,500
  • Sponsor a student $40 each

Sponsor registration now open!

Scholarship Opportunities Available! 

Full-time students and retirees interested in scholarship opportunities for the Fall workshop webinar series, please email to with the subject heading "Fall Workshop Scholarship"  to apply.


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