Share and Learn During Virtual Breakthrough

Virtual Breakthrough

The COVID-19 pandemic brings to the forefront what is truly important: relationships, reliability and honesty. MHA Breakthrough, a long-standing annual event focused on learning and sharing, is an opportunity to connect virtually and discuss how healthcare teams are confronting challenges and removing obstacles around caring for COVID-19 patients, administering vaccines and addressing racism and its impact on health equity. Breakthrough mixes meaningful learning with fun, including a virtual happy hour that will encourage participants to lightheartedly reconnect with colleagues.

MHA Virtual Breakthrough is offered in two half-day sessions. From 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 25, Marty Makary, MD, MPH, a professor of surgery at Johns Hopkins and frequent media commentator on public health policy for the coronavirus pandemic, will talk about the national strategy to deliver widespread, clinically effective vaccinations and providers’ roles in advocating for and assisting with this effort and opportunities for research and public health infrastructure. The virtual happy hour, sponsored by Kitch, Drutchas, Wagner, Valitutti & Sherbrook, will take place from 4:30 to 5 p.m. From 9 to 11 a.m. March 18, Renée Branch Canady, PhD, CEO of the Michigan Public Health Institute and expert in health inequities and disparities, will engage participants in conversation about understanding and supporting health equity and how to measure evidence that policies are working. 

Breakthrough sessions are generously sponsored by Coverys and HPS. Details on the event and registration are available online, with individual and systemwide registration fees available. Questions about Breakthrough may be directed to Erin Steward at the MHA; contact Erica Leyko at the MHA for assistance with registration.