Joint Session 34 Demystifying Public–Private Partnerships for Predictions in Public Health—Invited Papers Only

Tuesday, 9 January 2018: 2:30 PM-3:45 PM
Room 5ABC (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the Sixth Symposium on the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise; and the Ninth Conference on Environment and Health )
Juli Trtanj, NOAA, National Ocean Service/Oceans and Human Health Initiative, Silver Spring, MD and Aisha Sekelaga Owusu, International Research Institute for Climate and Society/Columbia Univ., Palisades, NY

This panel is designed to untangle the web of interests and engagements between the public and private sectors for developing and using environmental-based forecasting to reduce public health risks and enhance health protection. The first step is in disaggregating the private sector so that engagements are more aligned with interests, incentives, and business models for ecological forecasting aimed at health protection. What are the differing interests of large corporations and small start-ups in this field?  Who engages whom and at what stage? What are the incentives and business models?

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