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Next Hot Topics Webinar: Developing Evidence About Public Health Services

In the October session of Hot Topics in Practice, Betty Bekemeier, PhD, MPH, FAAN, reviews the importance of collecting standardized data about public health services.

In the October session of Hot Topics in Practice, Betty Bekemeier, PhD, MPH, FAAN, reviews the importance of collecting standardized data about public health services.

October 15, 2015

As election season draws near, policy-makers and community members increasingly ask about the value of public services. In the October session of Hot Topics in Practice, NWCPHP faculty member, Betty Bekemeier, PhD, MPH, FAAN, reviews the importance of collecting standardized data and demonstrates how such information is being used to make the case for public health services.

In this one-hour session, Bekemeier will discuss how the Public Health Activities and Services Tracking (PHAST) project is building and analyzing key data sets, and how practitioners and elected officials can use them for decision-making. She will share a specific example in which detailed local public health services data were used to demonstrate strong links between increased food safety spending by local health departments and decreased foodborne illness. She will also share how a similar study of immunization services highlights the need for standardized data collection to drive population health improvement.

Register today to learn how public health practitioners around the country are building evidence to improve health systems and services, and how you can join them.

Developing Evidence About Public Health Services

Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (PT)

Intended Audience

Local, state, and tribal public health professionals; Program staff and managers working in environmental health and communicable disease prevention

Presenter

Betty Bekemeier, PhD, MPH, FAAN, Associate Professor, University of Washington School of Nursing

 

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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