2020 Public Health Boot Camp canceled due to COVID-19 crisis

April 15, 2020

The health and safeguarding of our community is our highest priority. In light of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago and Northwestern University have decided to cancel the 2020 Public Health Boot Camp (PHBC), scheduled for July 26 - 30. 

Our decision was informed by advice from the Chicago Department of Public Health, the State of Illinois, World Health Organization, UNAIDS, and leading global and local health authorities. We also recognize that many who were presenting or attending are now working on the front lines in response to COVID-19 in our city, state and across the globe. Therefore, even with a return to work, there may be guidance for smaller crowds as well as social distancing practices. 

Our commitment to the Public Health Boot Camp, a residential, adult-learning environment is stronger than ever.  We look forward to communicating in the coming months about PHBC, our AFC-NU partnership and the plans for PHBC 2021. 

We appreciate your ongoing support of the PHBC. We wish you, your families, organizations and communities all the very best during this pandemic. 


The PHBC Planning Team

Cynthia Tucker, Dr. P. H. 
Vice President of Prevention and Community Partnerships
AIDS Foundationof Chicago  

Leah C. Neubauer, EdD, MA 
Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine, Division of Public Health Practice
Affiliated Faculty, Institute for Global Health, Program of African Studies  
Director, Accreditation and Assessment, Program in Public Health
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

Grisel M. Robles-Schrader, MPA 
Director, ShARPs and Evaluation, Center for Community Health 
MPH Applied Practice Experience Director, Program in Public Health 
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

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