Join The Navigators on October 11th and 12th for a virtual summit where thought leaders and innovators from public health and pharmacy discuss the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing Monkeypox outbreak as well as other topics The Navigators are a thought leadership group that spans across pharmacy and public health and is focused on numerous efforts including advancing opportunities for pharmacies to participate in the VFC program. This will be an interactive summit where attendees will have the opportunity to provide feedback and suggestions on each topic discussed and shape the future of these efforts.

Below is the agenda for the summit. Save the dates and look for the formal invitation coming soon!

Day 1: Tuesday, October 11, 2022 (10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Arizona Time/12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Central Time)

Topic: Public Health and Pharmacy Policy

10:00 – 10:30: Welcome and Navigators Year in Review

  • Speakers: Stacy Hall (Retired Louisiana Immunization Program Director) and Ryan Watkins, PMP (STChealth Delivery Manager)

10:30 – 11:15: VFC Expansion: FacilitatorsBarriers, Recommendations and Lessons Learned

  • Speakers: Renee Robinson, PharmD, MPH, MSPharm (Associate Professor, University of Alaska Anchorage) and Jude Alden (Sr. Director of Solution Optimization at STChealth)

11:15 – 11:30: Open Discussion and Feedback from Participants

  • Speakers: All

Day 2: Wednesday, October 12, 2022 (10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Arizona Time/12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Central Time)

Topic: Public Health and Pharmacy Partnerships

10:00 – 10:15: Follow Up from Day One

10:15 – 10:45: Innovative Practices in Public Health and Pharmacy Practices

  • Speakers: Dave McCormick (Director, Immunization Division, Indiana Dept. of Health) and Jason Briscoe (Director of Pharmacy Operations, Discount Drug Mart)

10:45 – 11:15: The Business of Doing Public Health in Pharmacies: An Economic Model

  • Speakers: Dr. Rebecca Wurtz (Director, Public Health Administration and Policy, University of Minnesota School of Public Health)

11:15 – 11:30: Open Discussion

  • Speakers: All