AMCHP Webinar: Lessons Learned Beyond Zika, October 10, 2:30 pm ET

Lessons Learned Beyond Zika: Responding to Crises from a Maternal and Child Health Perspective

Hosted by the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP)

Oct. 10, 2:30-4 p.m. ET

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Takes a critical look at the response to the Zika virus and what this may mean for public health crises in the future.


  • Peter Langlois, PhD, Senior Scientist—Birth Defects Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch, Texas Department of State Health Services
  • Erin Thompson, M.Ed., CHES, Project Coordinator, CSHCN Systems Development Group, Maternal and Child Health Section, Texas Department of State Health Services 
  • Sharon Watkins, Director—Bureau of Epidemiology, Pennsylvania Department of Health

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

1) Describe how states were able to respond to the Zika virus given the funding they had available to them and the unique situation in their state.

2) Explain the importance of relationship-building and an interdisciplinary response to the Zika virus

3) Identify 1 to 2 sustainable components from the Zika virus response that position MCH programs well to respond to the next public health crisis


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