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Past, Present and Future: Adapting family-friendly policies in the Era of COVID-19; Why (and HOW) City and County Health Agencies should take the lead on Family-Friendly Policies and Environments - Speaker view
Harumi Reilly
34:34
Hello everyone! Please introduce yourself here :) We will get started in a minute.
Denise Lopez
34:42
Denise Lopez, Maricopa County Department of Public Health, Maternal and Child Health Supervisor
Harumi Reilly
34:58
Harumi Reilly, from NACCHO, MCAH team
Angela Cox
35:22
Angela Cox, Henry County Health Department, Administrator
CFiester
35:24
Cindy Fiester, Chronic Disease Coordinator, Public Health Nurse, Linn County Iowa.
Rainy Grafton
35:24
Rainy Grafton; Lake County (California) Public Health, Accreditation Support Specialist. Good afternoon!
Melissa Papp-Green Los Angeles County DPH
35:25
Melissa Papp-Green, Congenital Syphilis Coordinator, Division of HIV and STD Programs, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Allison Dye
35:27
Allison Dye, Three Rivers Public Health Department. We are included in a Cities Readiness Initiative (CRI) grant and our three counties are a blend of rural and metropolitan - it presents unique challenges.
Calais S. Prince
35:28
Calais S. Prince, AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow with the Department of Defense
Allison Wilson she/her/hers
35:49
Allison Wilson, Jefferson County Public Health, CO Lactation-Friendly Coordinator
4. Kris Dixon
35:51
Kris Dixon, TN Department of Health, Opioid Response Coordination Office (ORCO), Grants Manager
Allison Dye
35:58
Oh....Emergency Response Coordinator. :)
Linda Kopecky she/her/hers
36:01
Linda Kopecky, Boulder County Public Health, Breastfeeding Friendly Environments Project Coordinator - Boulder County has a broad range of incomes - from federal labs and Nobel prize winners to many new immigrants
Ana Coppola
36:13
Ana Coppola, Polk Co. Health Department Des Moines IA— public health planner
Sarah Kennedy
36:20
Sarah Kennedy, Generate Health St. Louis, Senior Manager of Epidemiology & Evaluation-- We are working to eliminate racial disparities in infant and maternal health.
Linae
36:26
Linae Bigfire, Accreditation Coordinator, Winnebago Public Health Department, we are a tribal organization
4 Felicia Baez
36:38
Hi everyone! Felicia Baez, Health Educator, Chickahominy Health District.
3.Lisa Klotzbach
36:47
Lisa Klotzbach, Public Health Supervisor Informatics, Public Health Nurse, Dakota County PH, MN
brittany yarnell
37:23
Brittany Yarnell, Marion County Public Health Department, Syndromic Surveillance Epidemiologist.
Deborah Backman (ASTHO)
37:47
Deborah Backman, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, Maternal and Child Health team
JimenezEM
37:50
Elsa Jimenez, Director of Monterey County Health, California, Focused on advancing health and racial equity
Jackie Ward, Maricopa Co Public Health AZ
38:23
Jackie Ward, Maricopa County Public Health, Phoenix Az. Epidemiology, CHA/CHIP, chronic disease
Shay Baumbach
38:47
Shay Baumbach, Health Promotion Manager Olmsted County Public Health- Rochester Minnesota
Megan DiMeglio
38:49
Megan DiMeglioProject Coordinator/ Accreditation CoordinatorNorwalk Health Department
MAPoole
38:57
Morgan Poole, Adolescent and Reproductive Health Community Improvement Specialist, Alamance County Health Department
Denise Meredith
39:35
Denise Meredith, Lincoln, NE DHHS Public Health, Emergency Preparedness, Grant and Audit Coordinator, work closely with UNMC
KFennell
39:47
Kendra Fennell, Alamance County Health Department, Maternal & Infant Community Health Improvement Specialist
Kristen Larsen
44:54
Kristen Larsen, Lincoln, NE DHHS Public Health, Executive Director for Nebraska Council on Developmental Disabilities
Angela Cox
47:06
I can't hear anything
Harumi Reilly
01:10:31
Find attached available for download the Boulder County infant at work policy template.
Harumi Reilly
01:11:05
A template from a health dept of a breastfeeding support policy
Harumi Reilly
01:18:40
Here's some resources from JeffCo Family-Friendly Policies
Sarah Kennedy
02:02:11
I'm a non-profit so policies and procedures are made by the Executive Director and the Board. We are undergoing a revamp of all policies and procedures with a racial equity lens which is also the time to think about family friendly as well.
Nichole Harrell
02:07:59
Flexible Schedules
Denise Meredith
02:08:06
I see more work from home and flexible schedules continuing past COVID
Rainy Grafton
02:08:39
IT challenges have been a big issue for us.
Melissa Papp-Green Los Angeles County DPH
02:08:43
Technology needs for working from home
Allison Wilson she/her/hers
02:08:56
Our group talked about how do we keep flexible schedules without expecting the parent to double work (watch kid and same amount of work)
Linae
02:09:00
Accountability
Marielena Velez de Brown
02:09:10
How to make sure folks are actually working when they are home (we all have those few folks who ruin this type of initiative for the rest of us)
Denise Meredith
02:09:31
WITHOUT requiring VERY detailed time sheets like we started originally doing
Melissa Papp-Green Los Angeles County DPH
02:09:39
No more boundaries so the work doesn't really end.
Denise Meredith
02:09:46
spent more time documenting what I was doing than I did in doing it sometimes
Lisa Klotzbach
02:10:29
how maintain peer support
Rainy Grafton
02:10:30
Some services may not be as accessible.
Denise Meredith
02:10:42
difficulty with flexibility is when you're not on same schedule as coworkers
Linae
02:11:01
How to keep partners engaged
Melissa Papp-Green Los Angeles County DPH
02:11:23
So many job sites and workers do not have the option of a flexible schedule so they have to choose-job or family? Or sometimes they are fired.
brittany yarnell
02:11:35
core hours for working
Karen Johnson
02:11:42
Infant at work (can you tell I'm bitter we "lost" it!?) I would love to see our department bring back the infants at work - even though we have not had HR and/or board of supervisor support in the recent history I know we would have support from our State partners.
Sarah Kennedy
02:12:00
We on-boarded 6 summer interns + 1 staff member 100% remotely... yes, we are a little crazy... but having a structured on-boarding process made all the difference + we held speed networking sessions so interns could meet staff
Karen Johnson
02:12:08
sorry - didn't mean to jump the gun there!
Allison Dye
02:12:21
Communication with coworkers through tele-options. I've noticed a tendency to be a little less considerate in language or tone towards others than coworkers may be in-person
Sarah Kennedy
02:12:23
(That's work from home)
Allison Wilson she/her/hers
02:12:52
Infants at Work -- now that "work" is at home does the policy need to change if the language previously talked about office
Denise Meredith
02:13:21
I worked for a small business and was able to bring my infant to work - and it was the reason I stayed
Rainy Grafton
02:13:51
Increased distractions for parent and those around.
Karen Johnson
02:13:52
calling attention to retention may help
Denise Meredith
02:14:23
Retention is HUGE. Cost of onboarding new staff is much higher than most of our family friendly policies.
Denise Meredith
02:16:32
staggered work from home schedules mean those you need to communicate may not be available at same time as you are
Sarah Kennedy
02:16:56
Relationships don't organically happen in a work from home setting.
Rainy Grafton
02:17:02
I think most of what we talked about with flexible scheduling applies to working from home.
Linae
02:17:05
The cost of supplies needed for home.
Linae
02:17:22
Like setting up your home office
Lisa Klotzbach
02:17:28
ergonomics at home
Allison Dye
02:17:47
Good point Linae. Should employers pay part of the Wifi bill?
Melissa Papp-Green Los Angeles County DPH
02:17:59
Vying for resources with your family members eg wifi and printers
Linae
02:18:00
I need a hot spot
Denise Meredith
02:18:17
bandwidth with too many devices when kids are home
Lisa Klotzbach
02:18:24
difficulty for IT to support all the different internet set ups
Linae
02:18:47
I get more work done
Allison Dye
02:18:51
Policy makers need to develop a way to ensure employees at home are actually working the hours they claim
Lisa Klotzbach
02:18:53
Better work life balance, not commuting on road
Linae
02:19:04
More focused without all the office politics
Denise Meredith
02:19:11
I can get more done when I can stop and take care of personal needs and go back later when it's quiet (8pm) and finish
Melissa Papp-Green Los Angeles County DPH
02:19:11
Kids get to see you working and appreciate what you do.
Allison Dye
02:19:47
If have to commute a long way, working from home will help with employees making appointments and not having to take more time off than they normally would
Allison Wilson she/her/hers
02:20:07
Our county went to a 4-day week to save $. At health dept we have flexibility though on if we do 4 or 5 days (telework)
Denise Meredith
02:20:50
There's discussion about shared work spaces when staff members are in the office on different days (every other day, etc)
Denise Meredith
02:20:58
saves overhead
Melissa Papp-Green Los Angeles County DPH
02:21:32
Can we talk about how all the reduced state funds and how the budget cuts are going to effect us. We will be asked to more with less and COVID is taking valuable time away from our normal responsibilities?
Denise Meredith
02:22:07
definitely saved commute expenses
Rainy Grafton
02:22:59
Video conferences reduce travel expenses.
Lisa Klotzbach
02:23:14
can hold more meetings when virtual
Denise Meredith
02:23:40
less conference room spaces needed, smaller building spaces overall
Melissa Papp-Green Los Angeles County DPH
02:24:28
We can interact more easily with folks across the whole country now that we are in these zoom sessions together.
Denise Meredith
02:24:54
a negative … same as we're seeing with our kids on their phones and video games all the time … less social interaction
Rainy Grafton
02:26:25
Long term positive for the children of parents working from home--mom or dad is there to see them off or get home.
Allison Wilson she/her/hers
02:27:08
our group talked about childcare needs
Allison Wilson she/her/hers
02:27:54
How to shift from short term support to the entire school year needs
Allison Wilson she/her/hers
02:28:50
If family leave isn't available, can parents use DSA when they care for kids? That may be a policy change
Denise Meredith
02:28:51
much could depend on the level of school openings vs online learning and "home schooling" involvement
Melissa Papp-Green Los Angeles County DPH
02:29:40
Working from home does not solve the child care needs especially because it becomes much more of patch work rather than counting them being at school in one place ALL day.
Melissa Papp-Green Los Angeles County DPH
02:31:06
We should be able to have much more flexibility to drive and pick them up when the do go into school.
Denise Meredith
02:31:08
split schedules - partially in office and other hours at home revolving around school hours
Lisa Klotzbach
02:31:40
and time to volunteer at children's school
Faisal Reza
02:32:14
Great ideas, many thanks for sharing!
Melissa Papp-Green Los Angeles County DPH
02:33:38
Thank you all for modifying your program and taking COVID into account!
Linda Kopecky she/her/hers
02:34:01
We were happy to adapt! It was necessary.
Harumi Reilly
02:34:57
thank you so much everyone for giving us grace with all the interactive tools we tried to use to replace the in-person interaction!
Allison Wilson she/her/hers
02:35:09
Thanks everyone, I am feeling motivated to move forward on adapting some of these needed policies/work!
Allison Dye
02:35:21
Thank you!
Shay Baumbach
02:35:30
Thanks all! This was great
Linda Kopecky she/her/hers
02:35:38
Thank you everyone! Best wishes.
Rainy Grafton
02:35:49
Thank you!
Samantha Ritter (she/hers), NACCHO
02:35:51
Thanks for all of your great ideas, and stay safe!
JimenezEM
02:35:51
Will slides be made avaiable?
Linae
02:35:55
thank you I loved this session