Health Professions Master of Public Health School of Health Professions and Human Services

State of HOPE Series: Safely Reopening New York

Former NYS Senator Kemp Hannon serves as moderator of the State of H.O.P.E. event series at the School of Health Professions and Human Services.

The School of Health Professions and Human Services will present its next State of H.O.P.E. (Healthcare Opportunities and Policy Exchange) event on “Re-Opening New York and the Region: COVID-19 Testing and Contact Tracing.”  It will be presented via Zoom on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 4-5:30 pm. Register.

This timely panel brings together practitioners, leaders, and scholars to discuss the role of the government, academic, and private sectors during the coronavirus pandemic and other public health emergencies. Panelists will discuss the steps needed to safely re-open and maintain public health standards in New York’s downstate area, which includes New York City and Long Island. 

The event is moderated by the school’s Health Policy Fellow and former New York State Senator Kemp Hannon, and will feature speakers:

  • Michael Balboni, managing partner of Redland Strategies Inc., former New York state senator (1998-2007), first chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee (2001-2007), and deputy secretary for public safety for New York state (2007-2009)
  • Kathleen Blaney, MPH, RN, director of Disease Control Emergency Preparedness, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Kathy Gallo PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN, dean and professor at the Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies; executive vice president and chief learning officer at Northwell Health
  • Martine Hackett, PhD, associate professor, Department of Health Professions; program director of Public Health graduate programs, Hofstra University

The virtual event is free and open to the public, but registration is required

The State of HOPE series was created to encourage more diverse discussion and problem solving for some of today’s most complex health issues, said Sen. Hannon, who served as chair of the New York State legislature’s Senate Health Committee. Previous events have focused on aging in America and the influence of policy creation on the patient experience.

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