Risa Sherman was a panelist at a Boston Foundation’s Understanding Boston series event, an initiative focused on public health, educational events and research to provide information and insight into the Boston region’s issues. The panel, “Rebranding Public Health: Building the Case for Increasing our Investment in Health” covered how to shift public perceptions of public health as an important step toward the goal of increasing investment in this industry in Massachusetts health. Other panelists included:
- Cheryl Bartlett, Director of the Bureau of Community Health and Prevent, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
- James W. Hunt, Jr., President and CEO, Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers
- Alexander Packard, COO, Iora Health
- The Honorable Jeffrey Sanchez, Representative, Commonwealth of Massachusetts & Chair, Joint Committee on Public Health
The panel was facilitated by Ranch Kimball, Former Chief Economic Officer for Governor Mitt Romney & Former CEO/President of The Joslin Diabetes Foundation. View the video of the event on Ustream or read commentary on Facebook.