1/12 Health Professionals, Peace through Health and American Fragility in a Pandemic Era

Wednesday, January 12 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST


Fragility is a term often used to describe countries that are emerging from conflict. The United States, assessed in 2018 to be the country most able to deal with a disaster, has tragically performed the worst of any industrialized country in the COVID pandemic. The speaker will discuss the possible roles and specify policy options for health professionals that can address American fragility. Without public health there will be no public trust. Without public trust, American fragility will not only continue but it will worsen.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the recording, participants will be able to:

  • Define “American fragility”
  • Identify 1-3 possible roles health professionals are already playing to address “national fragility”
  • Identify 1-3 new ways health professionals can increase their professional engagement to address American fragility
  • Identify 1-2 policy options to address American fragility