Dr. Tessa Conroy, Assistant Professor & Extension Economic Development Specialist at UW-Madison
Ben Case & Kiersten Frobom, Evidence Analysts at UW Population Health Institute
Brian Stephens, CEO of Door County Medical Center
As many industries face workforce shortages, there is a growing awareness about the necessity of childcare to support an adequate and available workforce. However, the effects of childcare stretch far beyond workforce availability into the bottom line of hospitals, early childhood brain development, and childhood health outcomes. Learn how hospitals can support childcare in their communities and how communities can partner with healthcare institutions to improve the local availability and quality of childcare.
Questions that will be covered include:
-- Healthcare employees interested in growing their economic development knowledge. Roles may include but are not limited to CEO, business development, community engagement, community relations, public relations, population health, development, etc.
-- Economic development practitioners interested in learning how to partner with healthcare institutions to solve local issues such as childcare.