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Webinar: Healthy People 2020 Progress Review Webinar: Strong Organizations and Resilient Communities

Wednesday, April 4, 2018  
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Join us on Tuesday, April 10 at 12:30 p.m. ET for a Progress Review webinar featuring 2 Healthy People 2020 topic areas:

  • Public Health Infrastructure
  • Preparedness

You'll also learn how the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is working with community partners to build public health infrastructure and preparedness capacity.

About Public Health Infrastructure and Preparedness
Public health infrastructure provides communities, states, and the Nation with the capacity to prevent disease, promote health, and prepare for both acute and ongoing challenges to health. All public health programs-such as immunization, infectious disease monitoring, cancer and asthma prevention, drinking water quality, injury prevention, and emergency preparedness-depend on the presence of basic infrastructure. Public health infrastructure addresses every program's need for competent health professionals, up-to-date information systems, and capable public health agencies. Resilient communities and individuals are ready to handle many different types of emergencies-both natural and man-made-that threaten their safety. Preparedness planning minimizes the impact of public health threats on individuals and their communities. Preparedness requires strengthening national health security by building community capacity to prevent, protect against, mitigate the effects of, respond to, and recover from public health threats.

About Progress Review Webinars
The Progress Review webinars focus on tracking and measuring the progress of select Healthy People 2020 objectives throughout the decade.

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