In the next session of Hot Topics in Practice, prevention specialists discuss how they are using art and media projects to address marijuana-related health disparities in creative ways.
As more states legalize recreational marijuana, public health professionals are grappling with how to craft prevention and harm reduction messages for young people. In the August session of Hot Topics in Practice, leaders from the forefront of this work share their innovative approaches.
Kristen Haley, Media and Priority Population Consultant with the Washington State Department of Health, leads off the presentation by reviewing the agency’s approach to marijuana education and prevention, and explaining the origins of their tailored projects to influence hard-to-reach audiences. Fred Swanson, Executive Director of Seattle-based Gay City, shares how his organization participated in the statewide efforts by conducting community research, engaging clients in developing culturally relevant materials, and delivering messages to homeless and other LGBTQ youth.
Register today to learn how prevention specialists are using art and media projects to address marijuana-related health disparities and support health equity.
Date: August 22, 2017, noon to 1:00 p.m. (PT)
Local, state, and tribal public health professionals; youth development specialists in schools and community-based organizations
Fred Swanson, MA, Director, Gay City
Kristen Haley, Media and Priority Population Consultant, Marijuana Prevention and Education Program, Washington State Department of Health
About Hot Topics in Practice
Hot Topics in Practice is a monthly webinar forum to discuss issues affecting public health practice.