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Northwest Center for Public Health Practice

Public Health Training, Research, and Evaluation for the Northwest

Next Hot Topics Webinar: Homelessness and Health

April 2, 2019

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In the April session of Hot Topics in Practice, Hilary Godwin, PhD, Dean of the University of Washington School of Public Health, discusses how we can address homelessness with new messages and interventions.

Homelessness is a very visible health issue that provokes strong public sentiment. The key to change could be harnessing that public passion in new ways. In the April session of Hot Topics in Practice, Hilary Godwin, PhD, Dean of the University of Washington School of Public Health, discusses how we can change the narrative about homelessness by addressing the psychological barriers it summons and lead with bold interventions.

In this one-hour webinar, Godwin will use a population health framework to consider the root causes of homelessness and review ways to strengthen more tertiary, secondary, and especially primary prevention efforts like a strong social safety net. She will review existing best practices and evidence-based interventions from the Pacific Northwest and other regions, and explore leadership roles a School of Public Health can play in this area.

Register today to consider what it takes to shift to a prevention approach to homelessness.

Changing the Narrative about Homelessness

Date: April 30, 2019, noon to 1:00 p.m. (PT)

Intended Audiences

Local, state, and tribal public health professionals; community development and housing specialists

Presenter

Hilary Godwin, PhD, Dean, University of Washington School of Public Health
 

About Hot Topics in Practice

Hot Topics in Practice is a monthly webinar forum to discuss issues affecting public health practice.