Disabilities, Disaster Preparedness, and Climate Change: A Panel Discussion
Thursday, April 8, 2021
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Alumni, Community, Faculty, Staff, Students
The GVSU Public Health Society was recently awarded a 2021 Student Champions for Climate Justice Award through the American Public Health Association (APHA)! They were one of five student groups from around the country selected for their proposal of a student-hosted National Public Health Week podcast series highlighting health disparities of individuals with disabilities during disasters.
The series will be released during National Public Health Week, and will culminate with a panel discussion on April 8 (6:30-8:30pm ET).
Panelists will be
- Karla Black, PhD, MEP, PEM. Emergency Preparedness, Quality Improvement, and Workforce Development Coordinator at Kent County Health Department
Shontaye Witcher, PhD, MSW. Assistant Director of Disability Support Services at Grand Valley State University
Gabby Roux, MPH (GVSU '20). Public Health and Disabilities Advocate, who as a student researcher, was focused on researching and spreading awareness on disability and emergency preparedness education in both Physician Assistant and Medical School curriculums.
Anna Landre. Commissioner for ANC 2E and Research Fellow at Georgetown University; named one of Teen Vogue's '21 Under 21' for her advocacy and legislative work on disability rights
Pat Draper. Emergency Preparedness Specialist at Kent County Health Department; MOKA board member.
This event will be held virtually and is INT100/201 and IPE certified.
See the APHA Press Release announcing the award.
Get more information on national and PHS NPHW events - National Public Health Week runs April 5 - 11, 2021.
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