Upcoming Events

Tuesday, May 11: Town Hall - "Navigating Safer Workplace Returns"

co-organized with the National Safety Council

As more Americans get vaccinated for COVID-19, many businesses are considering whether they can safely reopen offices and bring employees back into the workplace. If so, when? How many days a week? Which restrictions should remain and which should be eased? What about workers who prefer (or must) remain largely remote? Can a hybrid work environment truly be effective? And what do we do regarding the vaccinated and un-vaccinated populations in the workforce? What are the health and safety considerations we’ll have to navigate as we reopen?

While these questions aren’t easy to answer, the National Safety Council, the Health Action Alliance, CDC, NIOSH, and members of the SAFER Task Force have come together to help you safely navigate the future world of work. Join us for an insightful Town Hall to hear from health & safety leaders, public health experts and other key stakeholders.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. ET
Wednesday, May 19: Workshop for Diversity Professionals and Employee Resource Group Leaders

Employee resource groups (ERGs) and other affinity networks play an important role sharing facts, building trust and making it easier for diverse communities to access COVID-19 vaccines. This interactive workshop will prepare you to powerfully engage members of your community who may have unique concerns about vaccines or need extra support.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET
Thursday, June 3: National Rural Business Summit - “Strengthening Vaccinations in Rural Areas & Small Cities”

Co-organized with Ad Council, COVID Collaborative, Farm Bureau, Center for Rural Strategies, Rural America Chamber of Commerce, National Leage of Cities, National Rural Health Association, and the Daily Yonder

The vaccine rollout has taken a slower pace in smaller cities and rural communities, with 35 percent of rural residents saying they will probably not get vaccinated, compared to 25 percent in urban areas. Polling and reporting from local communities shows that residents may think the risk of COVID-19 has been overblown, may distrust the vaccine, may feel getting vaccinated is a matter of personal choice rather than a social obligation, or may be deterred by a long drive for health care services as rural hospitals and clinics continue to close.

Major employers and small business leaders can play a meaningful role in these communities, sharing fact-based information, sharing their vaccination stories, and supporting community vaccination efforts. 

On Thursday, June 3, 2021, the Health Action Alliance, COVID Collaborative and partners representing rural America will host a National Business Summit on engaging employees and residents in rural areas and small cities, offering case studies, best practices and actionable tools for employers and other leaders.

Thursday, June 3, 2021, 1:00-2:30 p.m. EDT

Videos from Our Events

Supporting Employee Mental Health

A Briefing for employers. Presented by the Health Action Alliance in partnership with Mental Health Action Day.

National Business Summit on COVID-19 Vaccines

The full video from the National Business Summit on COVID-19 Vaccines.

Keynote Address by CDC Director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky

From the National Business Summit on COVID-19 Vaccines

Keynote Address from Joshua Bolten, Business Roundtable

From the National Business Summit on COVID-19 Vaccines

Creating Your Company's Vaccination Policy

Panel from the National Business Summit on COVID-19 Vaccines, featuring

– Dr. Jeffery Hess, Corporate Medical Director, General Motors
– Marin Gjaja, Partner, Boston Consulting Group
– moderated by Stephen Massey, Health Action Alliance | Meteorite

Communicating About Vaccines

From the National Business Summit on COVID-19 Vaccines, featuring

– Kirsty Graham, CEO of Edelman Public Affairs and Chair of Edelman Health
– Zeta Smith, CEO, Seniors, ‎Sodexo North America
– moderated by Anthony Signorelli, Ad Council

Supporting Community Vaccination Efforts

From the National Business Summit on COVID-19 Vaccines, featuring

– Danielle Burr, Head of Federal Affairs, Uber
– Dr. Georges Benjamin, Executive Director, American Public Health Association
– Emily Yu, de Beaumont Foundation