Planning, Health Promotion, and Evaluation Manager Barry-Eaton District Health Department Charlotte, Michigan
The Intentional Ethics: Next Steps for Implementing Ethical Frameworks in Local Public Health curriculum will be facilitated in an abbreviated format at this pre-conference session. Developed by Michigan’s Capital Region Ethics Committee, the training enables local public health ethics committees to build on existing ethics knowledge and deepen understanding of the ethical analysis framework. The training uses a fictional case involving Hepatitis A and a food service worker to illustrate this framework in action. It simulates an event that spans multiple counties, requiring a multi-jurisdictional response. By integrating theoretical concepts, group activities, and an opportunity to complete an ethical analysis using the fictional case, participants will gain fluency with philosophical concepts in ethical analysis frameworks, experience practicing ethical analysis processes, and readiness to embed ethical thinking in all policies. The training also builds local health department capacity to create and maintain the ethics infrastructure needed to achieve PHAB accreditation. Participants who sit on an ethics committee or have already attended an entry-level ethics training will get the most benefit from this presentation.
Live-streamed workshops will be run through Zoom Meetings. Please make sure you are able to participate using your computer microphone and webcam. Workshop organizers will receive a list of registrants prior to the start of the conference and may provide participants with supplemental materials. These workshops have been designed to be highly interactive and open discussion and participation is encouraged.
LO2 - Compare innovative ways to structure local public health departments that maximize resources, supports workforce recruitment and retention, and enhances the service delivery to the community.