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Upcoming Events

AI Readiness for Public Health

Transforming Illinois' Local Departments
June 27, 2024 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Topic Description

In this presentation, we will be exploring the need to conduct an AI Readiness Assessment among Local Health Departments in Illinois. We will delve into the potential of AI to revolutionize public health, address the challenges of adopting such technologies, and discuss the importance of establishing ethical guidelines to prevent the exacerbation of health disparities. This assessment aims to evaluate AI integration within local health departments, pinpoint technical infrastructure needs, and gauge workforce readiness to embrace AI technologies.

This presentation is a call to action for health department leaders, IT professionals, community health workers, and policymakers to engage in a concerted effort to align public health services with the advancements in AI technology. Together, we can initiate a new era of efficient, precise public health service delivery, marked by a steadfast commitment to the well-being of the citizens of Illinois.

Learning objectives include:

(1) Discuss the potential of AI in enhancing public health service delivery and the associated ethical considerations to ensure equity.

(2) Discuss the significance of conducting an AI needs assessment survey for local health departments in Illinois, highlighting the potential benefits for public health.

(3) Analyze the critical barriers and facilitators to AI integration within health departments to inform a comprehensive needs assessment strategy.

Guest Speakers

Godson Kofi Davies; University of Illinois at Springfield

Kenechukwu Moneke; University of Illinois at Springfield


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