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Aurille Smith to lead discussion on the impact of COVID-19 on communities of color


The COVID-19 pandemic has affected communities of color disproportionately — both directly through infection, hospitalization and death, as well as through economic impacts.

Through it all, Aurielle Smith has led many of the efforts to control the pandemic for Public Health Madison & Dane County, and will bring that valuable experience to a panel discussion on the topic on Thursday, October 8, the fourth day of the Wisconsin Leadership Summit.

Aurielle is the Director of Policy, Planning and Evaluation for Public Health Madison and Dane County. Previously, she has served as the Violence, Injury Prevention, Systems Integration, Adolescent Health and Overdose Prevention Unit Supervisor with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services; the Adult Injury Prevention Coordinator with UW Health and as the Violence and Injury Prevention Coordinator for the Erie County Department of Health in Erie, Pennsylvania. She holds a Master of Public Health degree from American Public University. As a public health practitioner her scope is mainly focused on injury and violence prevention, and public health preparedness. Aurielle is committed to improving policy, systems, and environmental factors that contribute to incidence of injury and violence in a community. She emphasizes the need for policy and social change that contribute to the shared risk and protective factors for injury and violence. 

The Summit this year is all online, so you can attend from the comfort of your home or office. It will feature 25 sessions over five days from October 5-9, all for just $79 (or less if you work for a nonprofit organization or government agency, or if you’re a student). Get more details and register now at WisconsinLeadershipSummit.com!