The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken our communities, our workplaces, and our families. The pandemic is laying bare the historic disinvestment in public health and social safety net systems as well as the stark inequities in our society. As our community continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, we're gathering our partners to begin thinking about how we build back a better safety net than before. This spring, HealthSpark launched Build Back Better, an effort to understand safety net system experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic, envision a better future for the safety net in light of these experiences, and craft a plan to rebuild our system so it is even stronger in the years to come.
You can get involved by attending a virtual meeting in August or September, where we will share our recommendations so far and continue to gather community input.