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Apr 03, 2020

Coronavirus and Health System Capacity: State Projections

Educational Briefing and Q&A

Friday, April 3, 12:45 - 1:30 P.M. ET

Listen to a recording of the teleconference.

As the coronavirus spreads, health systems across the country are gearing up for an influx of patients. States play a central role in the organization of health care and public health infrastructure, but a range of resources and legislative decisions, as well as different demographics, can lead to divergent outcomes across states.  



  • Rachel Nuzum, M.P.H., Vice President, Federal and State Health Policy, The Commonwealth Fund



  • David C. Radley, Ph.D., M.P.H., Senior Scientist, Tracking Health System Performance, The Commonwealth Fund
  • Nirav Shah, M.D., M.P.H., Co-Founder, CoVidActNow; Senior Scholar, Stanford University Clinical Excellence Research Center
  • Andy Slavitt, M.B.A., Former Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; Board Chair, United States of Care 


Commonwealth Fund COVID-19 resources: 

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Apr 03, 2020