Understanding the basics of public health to be better prepared for the next pandemic
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Heidi Beidinger-Burnett

Understanding the basics of public health to be better prepared for the next pandemic

Notre Dame professor and president of the county Board of Health

We are living in a difficult and unprecedented time. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that we must work together to flatten the curve and control this virus. As the president of the Board of Health for St. Joseph County, I engage in conversations every day that reveal common misunderstandings about basic principles of public health. It is critical that our community learns from this pandemic so that we will be better prepared for the next one.