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Next Hot Topics Webinar: Health Impact Reviews

In the December session of Hot Topics in Practice, representatives from the Washington State Board of Health and Governor’s Interagency Council on Health Disparities discuss how they conduct health impact reviews on legislative proposals.

In the December session of Hot Topics in Practice, representatives from the Washington State Board of Health and Governor’s Interagency Council on Health Disparities discuss how they conduct health impact reviews on legislative proposals.

December 2, 2014

How can public health professionals help legislators and policy makers understand the health impacts of their decisions? In the December session of Hot Topics, representatives from the Washington State Board of Health and Governor’s Interagency Council on Health Disparities discuss how they use Health Impact Reviews (HIR) to analyze how proposed legislation or budgetary changes could impact community health.

The presentation will provide an overview of the HIR framework and methods, a discussion of who can request a HIR, and case examples about bullying and mental health awareness bills. Presenters will also discuss their outreach efforts to state legislators and their staff to increase demand for their services.

Register today and learn how to make more policy decisions consider health and equity.


Health Impact Reviews: A Step Toward Health Equity in All Policies

Date: Tuesday, December 16, 2014, noon to 1 p.m. (PT)

Intended Audiences

  • Local, state, and tribal public health professionals
  • Policy advocates
  • Individuals who do policy work across many sectors (education, housing, transportation, etc.)

Presenters

Christy Hoff, MPH, Policy Advisor, Washington State Department of Health, Governor’s Interagency Council on Health Disparities

Sierra Rotakhina, MPH, Policy Analyst, Washington State Department of Health, Governor’s Interagency Council on Health Disparities


About Hot Topics in Practice

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

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