The Public Health Emergency and Other Changes

Join us March 21st

Project N95 invites you to participate in a guided discussion about the imminent ending of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) by the federal government. The ending of the PHE has far-reaching implications that may not be apparent. We aim to shine light on the changes that are coming and how to prepare.

Our distinguished panel will include:

  • Dr. Jennifer Kates, the Senior Vice President and Director of Global Health & HIV Policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), where she oversees policy analysis and research focused on the U.S. government’s role in global health and on the global and domestic HIV epidemics. She has also helped to lead KFF’s work on the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Dr. Theresa Chapple, Health Department Director, Village of Oak Park - As director of Oak Park’s state-certified local health department, Dr. Chapple-McGruder oversees an operation that is one of only four municipal health departments in suburban Cook County certified by the state to provide public health programming. During the COVID-19 crises she has helped school districts craft reopening plans and provided expert consultations to recreational sports teams, news media operations, and community-based organizations to help flatten the infection curve and promote vaccination.

  • Joe Agoada, Founder and CEO of Sosento - In October 2019, Sostento was founded in response to the needs of healthcare workers on the frontlines of the opioid crisis. Sostento was founded and is led by Joe Agoada, a seasoned public health professional with over 15 years of experience in outbreaks and emergencies. Since 2020, Sostento has delivered millions of dollars in community health workforce funding, helped distribute tens of thousands of pieces of PPE, and launched vital services such as localized volunteer COVID helplines and free UberHealth rides for individuals living below the poverty line.

Please Join Us as We Discuss:

  • Changes Coming
  • What it Means for You
  • Resources Available

Project N95 offers these virtual conversations to help connect those who continue navigating and supporting concerns around COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses, long-COVID, public safety, health equity, and equitable access to products and services that help keep people safe. We are here as a partner for empowering people and communities with knowledge, resources, and relationships as we navigate the new normal together.

Listen to or view our past Community Conversations here