June 29, 2021 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM: Vaccine Hesitancy, Roots, Trends and Outlook  

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  • Marcia A. Testa, MPH, PhD


    Moderated by Marcia Testa, MPH, PhD, President, MAHB  & Senior Lecturer and Director Emergency Preparedness, Research, Evaluation and Practice (EPREP) Program, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University

  • Topics
  • Historical Roots of Vaccine Resistance – Michael Hugo, JD, Government Affairs Liaison, MAHB 
  • COVID Vaccine Hesitancy – Rachael Piltch-Loeb, PhD, Emergency Preparedness Fellow, Harvard  Chan

Michael Hugo, J.D.

Rachael Piltch-Loeb








June 29, 2021 at 7:15 PM – 8:30 PM: Public Health Basics Toolkit for Educating Local Leaders

This presentation was supported by funds made available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support, under B01OT009024.

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Michael Hugo, J.D.

Moderator:  Michael Hugo, JD, Government Affairs Liaison, MAHB


A Shared Presentation by: Dawn Sibor, Executive Director, MHOA Purpose of the toolkit

Dawn Sibor

Bill Murphy, Director of Public Health, Town of SudburyStructure and functions of local public health in MA

Bill Murphy

Phoebe Walker, Director of Community Services at Franklin Regional Council of GovernmentsChallenges of a decentralized local public health system  and the history of the Special Commission of Local Public Health

Phoebe Walker

Michael HugoLegislative progress towards improving our local public health system

Questions and Answer Period


Toolkit Slides PDF

Choose from one of the times below — all sessions have similar content, or  feel free to attend all three – questions and discussion will vary. 

  • June 21, 2021: 3:30PM  – 4:45PM — Register by clicking on TINYURL.COM/RJYZHXTR
  • June 23, 2021: 9:00AM – 10:15 AM – Register by clicking on TINYURL.COM/PB6E3RWD
  • June 29, 2021: 7:15PM – 8:30PM – Register by filling out the form below — STILL OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

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