Community resilience, partnerships and a little luck on October 28th

In the Department of Geography’s Professional Speaker Series, Friday, October 28, at 3:00 pm at Clippinger 119, Jack Pepper will discuss “Athens County’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Community Resilience, Partnerships, and a Little Fortune.” I’m here.

pepper, janitor Athens Municipal Health Officegraduated from Ohio University, BS in Geography and Cartography Graduated from the College of Liberal Arts in 2001.

His talks are open to Ohio students, faculty, and the general public.

Funded by the College of Arts and Sciences Seminar Fund, the Speaker Series invites top geography graduates in their practical specialties to share valuable insights on current topics such as the environment, urban planning, and climate change.

Since 2002, CDC Public Health Emergency Preparedness Cooperation Agreement Provides financial support to public health departments nationwide. These funds are designed to help local health sectors build and strengthen their capacity to respond effectively to a variety of public health threats, including infectious diseases. Within months of the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, most of these planning documents were abandoned, and local public health departments across the country were “on the fly” in the biggest infectious disease crisis since the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic. It did, Pepper said. in a summary of his speech.

Pepper’s presentation covered a chronological assessment of response efforts in the County of Athens, with particular focus on the resilience of the Athens community, the importance of established local partnerships, and the success of the Heritage College of New Osteopathic Medical Facilities. You can

As administrator of the Athens Municipal Health Department, Pepper is responsible for all of the health department’s day-to-day operations, but spends most of her time ensuring quality services that improve the health of residents of Athens County. I’m here. Before assuming an administrative role, he worked as the department’s environmental health director for 13 years.

Pepper is also an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Social and Public Health at Ohio University and has been involved on many local and statewide initiatives, boards, and committees.

Contact us for more information Young KimAssociate Professor of Geography, University of Arts and Sciences, kimy1@ohio.edu.

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