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Date and Location

June 10, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Remote/virtual

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617-495-2019

The COVID-19 pandemic has destroyed our health and economy. Several leading thinkers have proposed a massive public jobs program, reminiscent of the New Deal Civilian Conservation Corps and Works Progress Administration, that would hire hundreds of thousands who need employment to both fight COVID-19 and enchance health care in the United States.Alan Khazei, founder of City Year, Be the Change, and current candidate for Congress, co-authored a proposal for an enormous “Emergency Service to Nation Jobs” effort that would engage hundreds of thousands of young people in the effort to contain COVID-19. Gregg Gonsalves and Amy Kapczynski of Yale University have proposed an even larger Community Health Corps that would “put millions of Americans to work caring for one another,” reduce our record levels of unemployment, and build social solidarity on a foundation of health. Join Alan, Amy, and Gregg for this conversation about why they think we need a million person health corps.Participants include:Gregg Gonsalves, Yale School of Public HealthAmy Kapczynski, Yale Law SchoolAlan Khazei, Be the ChangeArchon Fung (Moderator), Harvard Kennedy SchoolRegister for the event at: https://ash.harvard.edu/event/new-deal-during-covid-19-million-person-health-corps?admin_panel=1

Speakers and Presenters

Gregg Gonsalves, Yale School of Public HealthAmy Kapczynski, Yale Law SchoolAlan Khazei, Be the ChangeArchon Fung (Moderator), Harvard Kennedy School

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