Insight and Inspiration with Dr. Kemia M Sarraf
Wednesday, February 22, 2023
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Eastern Standard Time
The toll of the past three years on public health employees has been profound. We’ve experienced intense criticism, scrutiny, and threats, all while navigating unrelenting toxic stress and multiplied workloads. This exposure has a cumulative and compounding impact, and can manifest as communication breakdown, demoralization, disconnection, and attrition, all of which reinforce and amplify cycles of harm.
The result? More than half of all public health employees are reporting significant symptoms related to prolonged toxic stress exposure, and more than 20% report their mental health as “fair” or “poor.”
While the pain of the last three years is immeasurable, there also exists an immense opportunity for both healing and growth.
During her engaging presentation, Hardwired!, Dr. Kemia Sarraf will provide a broader and readily accessible paradigm for understanding the impact of toxic stress exposure and multivariate sources of trauma, and insight into immediately actionable, restorative steps for both individuals and organizations. Register now to secure your spot.
Moderator: Kimberlee Wyche Etheridge, MD, MPH, Senior Vice President of Health Equity and Diversity Initiatives, ASTHO