39. COVID-19 and Public Health Communication

39. COVID-19 and Public Health Communication

In this episode of The Notable Woman Podcast, I interview Dr. Karen Hilyard, a public health communication expert, on COVID-19.

This is our second episode focused on COVID-19. I wanted to start with Amy Simpkins and exponential growth because I felt like that was the first thing people were having a hard time wrapping their heads around, and now that you know how contagious this disease is and why that matters so much, Karen’s the next person we should all be listening to.

Karen’s an expert in public health communication and just so happens to be my friend. She was happy to get on and explain to me what we should be hearing from our local, state, and federal leaders, and what we should actually be doing.

 

IN THIS EPISODE, I EXPLORE:
  • What it’s like in Georgia, both personally for Karen and her larger area, which is rural and suburban (quite different than me in NYC, but also similar in how our healthcare systems will respond)
  • Briefly discuss exponential growth (check out Amy’s episode for more information on that)
  • What people are still doing that they shouldn’t be – like block parties and play dates
  • Plain language guidance about what we should be doing instead
  • History on the US pandemic response plan from George W. Bush’s administration
  • Amazing tips for organizations not sure how to communicate about COVID-19
  • What we can be advocating for in our own communities, like funds for people who are food insecure and halting evictions
  • Why we should be concerned about civil liberties and the best way to make sure we maintain our rights
  • Who is doing a good job communicating right now
  • The testing debacle

I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did creating it. You can listen now, right here from this webpage by clicking the play button below.

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Karen Hilyard

“Without testing in place, we weren’t able to do that. And we were not able to sound the alarm, and it was a critical missed step in which we will never know how many people have actually had the virus. And we certainly missed some opportunity to take action when we could have perhaps slowed the spread.”

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About Karen Hilyard

Karen Hilyard, Ph.D. is a behavioral scientist and communication strategist who trains and advises state, federal, and global clients on both routine and crisis communication.  Beginning in 2006, she was part of a CDC-funded team that spent three years training public health communicators how to implement the federal pandemic preparedness and response plan.  She has written extensively about social distancing and other government directives during a pandemic.   

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38. COVID-19’s Exponential Growth with Amy Simpkins

38. COVID-19’s Exponential Growth with Amy Simpkins

In this bringing the podcast back episode, I interview self proclaimed data nerd Amy Simpkins about COVID-19’s exponential growth.

I’ve been personally off the grid due to the death of my father. He was one of my favorite people to walk the earth. A good egg. He went on hospice in December and then passed away in January. While we sat together each evening, with my mother too, we saw reports about a virus in Wuhan which eventually became a global pandemic.

Not quite sure what to do – who really knows right now? – I decided to create a series of resources Notable Women might need to get by right now, and they’re all housed in “The Social Distancing Summit.” You can find that in The Society of Notable Women right here. 

We’ve got experts on fear. anxiety, and stress; activities for tiny humans, and interviews like this one here with Amy Simpkins.

Amy is the CEO of muGrid Analytics, and she and her husband Travis created a data project looking at the exponential growth of COVID-19. You can find their work at humansvsvirus.com. The more we flatten the curve, the more likely we can beat the virus!! (I always see Bill Pullman’s speech in Independence Day in my head at this moment.)

One of the things I’ve noted as I talk to people about this virus is that don’t understand why people freak out when there’s 3, or 7, or even in the case of New York City, 300 cases in your community. Ah, my friend, that is what Amy is here to explain.

IN THIS EPISODE, I EXPLORE:
  • Why Amy’s the right person to talk to about this
  • Why Amy’s personally interested in the data around COVID-19
  • An explanation of some of the terms you’ve been hearing – R naught value and CFR
  • What COVID-19’s doubling time is
  • How we can #flattenthecurve

I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did creating it. You can listen now, right here from this webpage by clicking the play button below.

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Today’s Guest

Amy Simpkins

“Seriously, get your head around – it’s going to be awhile. And if it’s less than that while, we’ll all be super duper happy.”

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About Amy Simpkins

Amy Simpkins is the Chief Executive Officer of MuGrid Analytics, and has over 15 years of experience in technical engineering and project management of complex systems and software.
 
Prior to joining muGrid, Amy was an engineer and spacecraft systems architect with Lockheed Martin, where she worked on advanced R&D and design integration for earth observing and manned spacecraft. In this capacity, she assessed architectural choices based on design performance, operational power constraints, and program finance. Amy also spent several years in flight operations for unmanned scientific exploration spacecraft, where she helped monitor and manage the solar array performance, energy storage systems, and power budgets of long duration deep space missions. Her technical expertise includes system and software architecture, system-level performance modeling, and design tradespace analysis.
 
 
Amy has coached and consulted on product innovation, business strategy, marketing, and sales for startups and small businesses in the renewable energy, healthcare, and SaaS sales spaces. She is an internationally recognized speaker on innovation and integration for entrepreneurs and is author of the book, Spiral: A Catalyst for Innovation and Expansion (Amazon). She holds an MS in Astronautical Engineering from the University of Southern California and an SB in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Give Yourself the Permission to Think Bigger and Bolder to Navigate Change with Sudiksha Joshi

Give Yourself the Permission to Think Bigger and Bolder to Navigate Change with Sudiksha Joshi

LEARNING ADVOCATE AND FOUNDER SUDIKSHA JOSHI, PH.D.

The Notable Woman is proud to present the Super U Summit, 30 empowering women speakers over 10 days.

In this Super U Summit Talk, learning advocate and founder Sudiksha Joshi, Ph.D. presents her talk: Give Yourself the Permission to Think Bigger and Bolder to Navigate Change.

WHO’S SUDIKSHA?
Sudiksha Joshi, Ph.D., learning advocate, and founder of WeArealwaysLearning.com, is on a mission to help our youth and the young at heart empower themselves. Her clients learn to think bigger and bolder so that they can forge their way forward, break with traditional paradigms of success, and change the world.
 
She brings together her experiences in the not-for-profit, academic, corporate, and entrepreneurial environments to redefine what success means in her signature program, Forge Your Way Forward. Her program shows students, career professionals, parents, and teachers how to navigate life changes and get back to their productive, curious selves.
 
Sudiksha regularly interviews experts who have forged their way forward on her YouTube channel [Sudiksha Joshi] and has been featured in Forbes, Huffington Post, Thrive Global, HouseMethod, Medium, Fupping, and LinkedIn.
 
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Our world as we know it changing and automation is changing how we work. In fact, there is one thing we know for certain, the future is unknown. In these times of change, we cannot afford to look away, rather it provides us an opportunity to think bigger and bolder. Granted we give ourselves the permission to do so. The road is not clear and that’s where the fun is. I’ll talk about a simple system on developing an entrepreneurial mindset and navigate through change one right question at a time.

FREE GIFT FOR YOU

Sudiksha’s free gift for you is her Getting Unstuck Worksheet! You can get it here. 

HOW TO WATCH

Please join us by clicking on the link below, which will take you to Sudiksha’s video in the Society for Notable Women Facebook group. (You must join the group to see the video.)

Use your voice? Learn how to take care of it with Sarah Chutiangtong Sietsema

Use your voice? Learn how to take care of it with Sarah Chutiangtong Sietsema

SPEECH PATHOLOGIST SARAH CHUTIANGTONG SIETSEMA

The Notable Woman is proud to present the Super U Summit, 30 empowering women speakers over 10 days.

In this Super U Summit Talk, speech language pathologist Sarah Chutiangtong Sietsema presents: Use Your Voice? Learn How to Take Care of It.

WHO’S SARAH?

Sarah is a wife and mom to 2 kids (ages 4 and 7) in NYC. By day she is a full time hospital-based speech language pathologist specializing in voice and swallowing disorders, and in her free time she is a beauty entrepreneur. She also admins a few FB groups mostly geared towards beauty/lifestyle and moms.

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Sarah shares voice tips for Notable Women who talk…especially if it’s part of your profession/hustle. Vocal health is important for a good voice. These tips will come in handy for speaking, networking, and videos/lives.

HOW TO WATCH

Please join us by clicking on the link below, which will take you to Sarah’s video in the Society for Notable Women Facebook group. (You must join the group to see the video.)

Why I’m Betting on You: How You Can Create the Change in the World You Want to See with Cristin Downs

Why I’m Betting on You: How You Can Create the Change in the World You Want to See with Cristin Downs

ALCHEMIST, PRODUCER, & PODCASTER CRISTIN DOWNS

The Notable Woman is proud to present the Super U Summit, 30 empowering women speakers over 10 days.

In this Super U Summit Talk, producer and pocaster Cristin Downs presents Why I’m Betting on You: How You Can Create the Change in the World You Want to See.

WHO’S CRISTIN?
Cristin Downs is a producer, creative, and strategist who pioneers “theatrical thinking” by bringing a theatre practitioner approach grounded in collaboration, storytelling, and “get-er-done-ness” to organizations and businesses. She founded The Notable Woman in 2016 as a platform to celebrate all the ways women are changing the world, primarily as a podcast but also live show and summit. With her husband Michael, she helps bring creative video strategy to businesses’ marketing plans. 2019 will bring her new program “Space to Create” as well as her book, Mothers Matter More Now: A No-Nonsense Guide for Mamas to Take Back Their Power, Make the World Kinder, and Be a Model for Their Kids. Cristin is an Alchemist, ENFJ, and bookworm. Mama to a tiny toddler mischief maker and pet menagerie, she holds down the fort in NYC.
 
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In this Super U Talk, Cristin focuses on how ordinary people can make extraordinary impact in the world. We can all change the world, if that what’s we want by:
-getting clear on who you are
-how to get clear on what the change is that you should be working on
-how to make the space you need in your life for your dream to take root

FREE GIFT FOR YOU

Cristin’s gift for you is her “thought sorbet” which lets you remove the thoughts that are causing you to self sabotage so you can have the life you want. Get it here. 

HOW TO WATCH

Please join us by clicking on the link below, which will take you to Cristin’s video in the Society for Notable Women Facebook group. (You must join the group to see the video.)

The Power of Your Voice

The Power of Your Voice

AUTHOR, SPEAKER, PUBLISHER ALEXA BIGWARFE

The Notable Woman is proud to present the Super U Summit, 30 empowering women speakers over 10 days.

In this Super U Summit Talk, publisher Alexa Bigwarfe talks about using the power of your voice to help others and grow your influence to do even more good in the world.

WHO’S ALEXA?

Alexa Bigwarfe is an author, speaker, and publisher. Her writing career began as a therapeutic journey after her infant daughter passed away at 2-days old. Her debut book, Sunshine After the Storm: A Survival Guide for the Grieving Mother, launched an unexpected career in publishing and author coaching. Her most recent book, Ditch the Fear and Just Write It! is a guide to help female entrepreneurs who know they want to write a book but need the push to get started. She hosts the Women in Publishing Summit, her third online summit for writers, but the first focused solely on women.

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From Alexa:

1. Your words can really change someone’s world
2. Your story matters and can impact someone greatly. I heard Lisa Nichols tell a story about how she beta tested a book in front of an audience. Each week they read a chapter and provided feedback. One gentleman reached out to her and said before reading the chapter, he had decided to take his life. But her chapter moved him in a way he thought her book could help him. So he committed to not doing it until he finished the book. And her book saved his life.
3. Clients are attracted to you if you can weave your story into your business. They want to know why. People look at the name “Kat Biggie Press” completely differently when they know I chose that name to honor and memorialize my deceased child, Kathryn Bigwarfe. It matters.

“I speak my truth and easily share my voice.”

FREE GIFT FOR YOU

Alexa’s free gift for you is an e-copy of her book, Ditch the Fear and Just Write It. You can check it out here.

HOW TO WATCH

Please join us by clicking on the link below, which will take you to Alexa’s video in the Society for Notable Women Facebook group. (You must join the group to see the video.)

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