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Video 9 August 2021

(Cornell webinar) Healthy Futures: Transforming Our Lives Through COVID-19’s Lessons

The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted every aspect of our lives: how we work, socialize, provide healthcare, take care of society"s most vulnerable and disenfranchised — even our rituals of death and mourning. But do we really want to "go back to normal?" Or is it time to create a healthier, more equitable future?

Join the thought leaders from the Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures (CIHF) to explore how life will change in response to the pandemic along with suggestions for transforming the challenging experiences of the past year into positive lessons. This session will highlight key takeaways from a new collaborative CIHF white paper focusing on COVID-19"s lasting impacts on healthy work, healthcare and hospitality environments; food access; and the senior living experience.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

  • Why social equity is a necessary guiding principle for healthy futures
  • Trends in telework and legislation that impact healthy employee outcomes
  • How specific changes in the built environments of healthcare and hospitality facilities can improve social and community activities
  • Innovations in food systems to address food insecurity and social justice issues exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemicWays providers can enhance socialization and other important aspects of the senior living experience

SPEAKERS

  • Brooke Hollis, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR; CO-FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR EMERITUS, Sloan Program in Health Administration, Cornell College of Human Ecology; Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures
  • Heather Kolakowski, LECTURER, FOOD AND BEVERAGE MANAGEMENT, Cornell School of Hotel Administration
  • Mardelle Shepley, PROFESSOR, Cornell College of Human Ecology
  • Nicolas Ziebarth, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF POLICY ANALYSIS AND MANAGEMENT; ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, Sloan Program in Health Administration, Cornell College of Human Ecology; Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures

 

 

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