Public Health Leadership in a Crisis

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How Are Rural Counties Responding to the Pandemic?

Christine Schuyler

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Noon-1 p.m. EST

Whether on the front lines or working behind the scenes, dedicated men and women in public health have moved our communities forward during this devastating pandemic.  Join us as we meet a Western New York public health leader, Christine Schuyler, BSN, RN, MHA, Director, Chautauqua County Department of Health & Human Services, as she answers questions about leading a rural public health department through some of the most challenging times in their history. 

Working to protect and improve the health of rural populations has always been incredibly challenging. People who live in rural areas are more likely to die prematurely from all five leading causes of death. The pandemic has certainly added to these challenges.   Hear how Christine worked to keep her community safe and healthy despite all odds.  Submit your questions when you register and bring more with you to the webinar.  We will do our best to answer as many as possible during the 60-minute session.  This session will also feature guest moderator and co-host, Kate Ebersole of the WNY Public Health Alliance.

About Christine Schuyler
Christine Schuyler has more than 30 years of progressively responsible experience in various health and human service roles.  She was appointed Public Health Director in 2008 and took on the additional responsibilities as Commissioner of Social Services in 2011.  In recognition of the need to better address the social determinants of health, streamline services and effect systems changes, New York State’s only integrated Department of Health & Human Services was formed in 2012. She is on the Board of Directors for New York State Association of County Health Officials (NYSACHO), the Board co-chair for the Western New York Public Health Alliance (WNYPHA), and a member of the New York Public Welfare Association (NYPWA).