Transform911 is gathering public health and safety professionals, together with community members, to launch a discussion on how the nation’s 911 system can better safeguard communities and advance public health. The initiative is led by the University of Chicago Health Lab and funded by Arnold Ventures, Microsoft’s Justice Reform Initiative, and the Sozosei Foundation.

Anyone with an interest in public health and health equity, public policy, or criminal justice and emergency response reform is encouraged to join – including nonprofit leaders, 911 telecommunicators, community advocates, frontline responders, researchers, public and mental health professionals, elected officials, philanthropists and others.


Friday, Sep. 17, 11:00 AM – 1:45 PM CT


  • Dr. Thea James, Vice President of Mission and Associate Chief Medical Officer, Boston Medical Center
  • Jerry Clayton, Washtenaw County Sheriff
  • Katya Fels Smyth, Founder and CEO, Full Frame Initiative
  • Walter Katz, Vice President of Criminal Justice, Arnold Ventures
  • Moki Macias, Executive Director, Policing Alternatives & Diversion Initiative
  • Moderator: Lindsey Leininger, PhD, Clinical Professor of Business Administration, Dartmouth Tuck School of Business


Register here for this virtual event