Immunizations: Critical for a Thriving Iowa Economy
The purpose of this webinar is to share the value of a healthy community and workforce to the bottom line of the business and discuss the role immunizations play in keeping employees and their families healthy.
Moderator: Dr. Nathan Boonstra, Blank Children's Hospital, Chair of Iowa Immunizes
Dr. David E. Bloom, Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University. Dr. Bloom will give a big picture view of the links between immunizations, healthy populations and economic growth. He will use examples from his research. Dr. Bloom is an economist whose work focuses on health, demography, education, and labor. In recent years, he has written extensively on primary, secondary, and tertiary education in developing countries and on the links among health status, population dynamics, and economic growth. Dr. Bloom has published over 300 articles, book chapters, and books.
Dr. Meghan Schaeffer, National Public Health Advisory, SAS Institute. Dr. Meghan Schaeffer (Harris) is currently an Epidemiologist and National Public Health Advisor for the SAS Institute. She was previously a professor at Drake University in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. She spent more than 12 years in public health in Iowa at the county and state levels, and in private sector clinical informatics for the last six years. Dr. Schaffer is an epidemiologist who has practiced in Iowa throughout her career. She will give an update on the "state of the state." She will also share data on the costs of measles and pertussis outbreaks that have occurred in Iowa in recent years.
David Corbin- Vermeer Corporation, David Corbin will share Vermeer's experience in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. He will discuss the value of a healthy community and workforce to the bottom line of their business. He will also discuss the role immunizations play in keeping employees and their families healthy, specifically sharing their COVID-19 vaccination experiences.