Conference Chair:Sara S. Johnson, PhD
A number of trends are converging that will shape the future of health promotion, including:
Fueled in part by stay-at-home and social distancing orders, technology is fundamentally altering how, where, and on what we work. The nature and composition of the workforce is changing drastically: In today’s gig economy, five generations of employees are navigating flexible schedules; remote teams; hoteling; increased automation; and artificial intelligence. At the same time, we are experiencing the aftershocks of the COVID-19 crisis on our social, educational, and healthcare systems and an overdue reckoning about the need for racial equity and justice—all while battling epidemics of loneliness; mental health and substance use disorders; unmet social needs; and chronic illnesses. The question facing health promotion professionals is how we will adapt to stem the rising tide of pervasive, daunting challenges facing society in the context of our rapidly evolving and increasingly decentralized workforce.
Conference sessions will explore:
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